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Top 9 Taquerias in Cancun

The tongue can taste between 4 to 6 sensations, depending on who you ask. However, most of us really only care about...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Memories of Japan

At the end of April in 2019, I was lucky enough to afford a one-week vacation in Tokyo, Japan. In that one week, I told myself that I had to immerse myself...

Typhoon hits Philippines as some places see pandemic relief

WARSAW, Poland — A typhoon that slammed into the Philippines on Thursday forced a risky evacuation for tens of thousands of people during the coronavirus pandemic, while New Zealand and Japan were among...

SAKURA – Japanese Cherry Blossom

Life is short. Often, the sun quietly rises unnoticed, and then seems to set much too soon. The cherry blossom is a reminder to all of us...

Bhutan – Heaven of happiness

Bhutan is a landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas of South Asia. Located between China and India, this country has a modest area of only about 47,500 meters squared and a population...

Picking Up on a Portuguese Love Affair

Portugal’s allure is undeniable. Succulent seafood, the azure waters of the Algarve, welcoming people, a temperate climate, and a rich history.  My first grand tour of Europe began in Portugal when I...

Sun-dipped Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a place I’d often heard mentioned ­– the name always accompanied by soft sighs of yearning or sun-dipped memories. So, I was thrilled to get a chance to visit this much admired...

The Interesting Things About Tibet You Probably Don’t Know Yet

Tibet has appeared many times in films, such as: Tibetan code, Painted skin, and especially Seven years in Tibet by actor Brat Pitt playing an Austrian explorer exploring this land. People cannot grow tea in Tibet. All kinds of tea importing from traders who come here...

A Glasgow Surprise

We snuck into the stately manor house on Blair Estate quietly, dropped our bags in our lushly appointed room, then rushed into the bedroom opposite. “Surprise!” my husband Steve and I yelled...

Three Top Destinations On The Florida Panhandle

In the northwest corner of Florida, known as the Panhandle, fish rule. Rods line every pier and charter boats do a roaring deep sea business. Go into just about any restaurant and you’ll...

Of Art and Chocolate

There are many reasons I love Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. Their chocolate is some of the finest in the world. Sweet waffles are available on every street corner…and then there...

A Legend Loved Worldwide Hits Home

As a child, there was nothing I liked better than swashbuckling movies about Robin Hood and his Merry Men who lived in England’s Sherwood Forest. I had a special reason. One of...

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