Maureen Littlejohn

Maureen Littlejohn is a Canadian award-winning journalist who has practiced her craft around the world including in the United States, Africa and Vietnam. She currently has a keen eye for detail and has a deep appreciation for the “East Meets West” approach of Culture Magazin. Travel is her passion and she is happy to be able to share her adventures on a regular basis with the magazine's readers.

How a 5,000-km African Road Trip Forged a Father-Daughter Bond

As COVID-19 continues to limit our travel plans, I find myself recalling some of the most memorable trips I’ve taken. Traversing Africa more than five years ago with my father Gordon was one of them.Bumping...

An Amazing New Gallery Shines Light on Inuit Art

This spring the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) announced a global first. It is the proud home of Qaumajuq, the striking new Inuit art centre. The largest gallery in the world dedicated to Inuit art opened its...

Canadian Cuisine: Favorite Foods and Where to Try Them

How do you define Canadian cuisine? You could say it is multi-cultural because there are so many different ethnic groups living in the country. If you want to drill down, focus on dishes made from...

Diving into the Creative Spirit of Charlevoix

An hour east of Quebec City, along the St. Lawrence River, lies a region of shimmering water, ancient mountains, carefully crafted cuisine, and artists bursting with talent. Charlevoix is filled with untamed nature and charged with...

Barbados’ Top Beaches, Gardens, and Rum Distillery

A couple of years ago, I joined a flock of migratory snow birds and left a freezing Toronto winter for balmy Barbados. Staring out of the plane window as we came into Grantley Adams International...

The Top Reasons to Visit Grand Manan Island, a Little Known Gem in the Bay of Fundy

Canada’s three maritime provinces, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are all stunning in their own right. But, of the three, New Brunswick frequently gets the short end of the stick when it...

Creatures Featured

Trotting up to me on dainty pink hooves, Gretel was the first of the welcome party to greet me. A rosy-hued potbellied pig, Gretel curiously snuffled at my pant legs, then softly grunted as I...

Hot Springs, Monkeys, and Following in Pilgrims’ Footsteps

Walking up the gently inclined dirt path, surrounded by tall stands of Japanese cedar, I was eager with anticipation. It was December of 2019 and the well-trodden path was speckled with parka clad visitors, all...

The Best Ways to Reboot and Revitalize in eSwatini

When I first put my hand up to volunteer in eSwatini a few years ago, I had no idea where the small, land-locked country was located. Going to Africa for a year to volunteer with...

The Toronto Islands

Racing along the shadowed path, tall green shrubs on either side of me, I came to a dead end. Heart thumping, a shiver of fear and excitement rippling down my spine, I turned and retraced...

Preserving Toronto’s Architectural History

When I was a child in the 1960s, Toronto was on a development spree, much like it is today. But back then, historic buildings were torn down without a blink and replaced by the shining...

Exploring an Emerging Gem on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

COVID-19 has thrown a monkey wrench into most of our travel plans. But, eventually Canada’s and Mexico’s borders will open again and the hunger for sun, culture and good value will be fierce. So fierce,...

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