Category Archives: Recent Trips

Cruising Cuba

After a 2-hour drive through rural mountain villages in a decommissioned Russian army truck, we arrived at El Nicho conservation area, a nature lover’s dream with hiking trails and a panoramic backdrop of the Escambray mountains. We hiked a steep … Continue reading

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History and tranquility on the small island of Nevis

There is something very special about visiting a small island, and from the moment you cross the water in a tiny plane from Antigua, Nevis has woven its magic. The tiny island of Nevis, little sister to St. Kitts, is … Continue reading

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Cut waste and fat this Christmas – clever solution from Yorkshire, England

When we stay at our cottage I am careful about water use because we have a water cistern with a limited supply . I am also extremely wary about what I put down the drain because of a septic system. … Continue reading

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Travel Boom to Cuba expected with change in U.S. and Cuba relations

TRAVEL BOOM TO CUBA EXPECTED IN LIGHT OF HISTORICAL SHIFT IN U.S. AND CUBA RELATIONS Canadian-owned Cuba Cruise foresees increased bookings from travellers eager to experience the iconic island before it changes Calgary, AB. December 18th, 2014: The USA and Cuba … Continue reading

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Vogue Magazine declares Queen Street West, Toronto as second coolest in the world

Originally posted on Melody Wren:
Toronto’s West Queen West has been declared as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods by Vogue Magazine. In the magazine’s September 2014 issue, Queen Street West has been ranked second in a list of 15 neighbourhoods…

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Why I Love Kenya

Samburu tribal girls in the homestead where they live with their family.  Wearing traditional beads, Kenyan girls are raised learning how to bead, each bead meaning something special to them. Samburu tribes raise cattle and goats for their own use, … Continue reading

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New and taste worthy in Guelph

  While Guelph is still a work in progress coming throughout the city you can catch glimpses of why people are moving here from afar. On any given Saturday, a cross section of Guelph’s most stylish residents converge upon the … Continue reading

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