Voyage Writers Smart Travel Blog2019-09-27T18:03:49+00:00

Surrey BC Food is a Feast for the Senses

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Where to Find the Best Food in Surrey BC If you are a foodie, there's a plethora of ethnic restaurants on the famous Surrey Spice Trail. The Spice Trail is a self-guided tour with over 60 ethnic restaurants and cafés across the city. It showcases Surrey BC food in a convenient way that's easy to follow. Surrey is one of the fastest-growing cities in North America. Its vibrant multicultural and ethnic population has something exciting to [...]

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Best Things to Do, See, and Eat In Southeastern New Brunswick, Canada

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New Brunswick, one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces, offers many activities and sights for travellers. It is the largest of the three Maritime provinces and shares a border with Quebec and Nova Scotia and an international border with the State of Maine.  With its diverse landscapes, rich history, and world-renowned seafood, this beautiful Atlantic province has something for everyone.  Did You Know? New Brunswick is the only Canadian province that is officially bilingual (English & French). [...]

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Is Graceland Worth Visiting? Tips for First-Time Visitors

Categories: North America, Tips & Tricks, Travel, United States, VW Blog|Tags: , |

Best Tips for First-time Visitors to Graceland Have you had the chance to visit Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee? If not, you may be wondering if Graceland is worth visiting. Keep reading to find out! Graceland is the second most visited residential property in the United States, after the White House in Washington, D.C. Whether you’re a big fan of Elvis Presley or interested in the music history, Graceland won't disappoint. We think Graceland is worth visiting [...]

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Princess Cruise Line’s 360 Experience: A Feast for the Senses

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Dinner and A Show Most of you have heard of dinner and a show. The recent immersive dinner experience on the Princess Cruise Lines ship Discovery Princess takes it to a new level. Our experience started with a signature welcome drink, made with vodka and blue curaçao, decorated with the 360 logo in foam on the top. Little did we know that the blue would be reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea. Next, we were escorted into [...]

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Wineries of New Brunswick

Categories: Canada, Food Wine Travel Magazine, North America, Published Articles, wine, wine regions|Tags: , |

Do you enjoy discovering new wines? Then look no further than the wineries of New Brunswick, Canada. New Brunswick is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces. It offers an abundance of activities and sights for travelers to enjoy. With its diverse landscapes, rich history, and world-renowned seafood, there's something for everyone in this beautiful Atlantic province. People often drive through New Brunswick on their way to one of the other provinces. We think it is well [...]

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What to do in Cumberland BC

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What to do in historic Cumberland, BC Cumberland, British Columbia (BC), population 2800, is in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, about a 2.5-hour drive from Victoria. It was a coal mining community from 1888-1966. Mine workers came from Europe, China, and Japan to work for the Union Coal Company, owned by Robert Dunsmuir. The village was first called Union after the name of the mining company. If you're wondering what to do in Cumberland, BC [...]

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What To Do in Perth, Ontario: A Great Day Trip

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We have travelled through Perth, Ontario, on many occasions, but never as the end destination. On our way through, we usually stop at a couple of our favourite shops, but on this beautiful summer day, we decided to take a road trip with the town of Perth, Ontario, as our destination. If you are looking for what to do in Perth, Ontario, then read on for some great ideas! Located 1.5 hours from Kingston, 1 hour [...]

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IFWTWA Photo Contest Submissions and Success

Categories: Food & Libations, Tips & Tricks, VW Blog|

Through My Lens: My Submissions and Success in the 2022 IFWTWA Photo Contest Having participated in one photo contest, I expanded my number of photo contest submissions for this year and entered again. When looking for photos for the contest, I relied on the power of visual storytelling.  I asked myself what the story behind each story was for me and what I thought others might see in the photo. Did they stand on their own [...]

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Reflecting on Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Categories: Canada, Food Wine Travel Magazine, ISSUU, North America, Published Articles|Tags: , , , |

. The First Capital of Canada - Kingston, Ontario, Canada Kingston, Ontario, Canada is a city bursting with captivating history and a vibrant cultural scene. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston is known as the "Limestone City." It is named this for its enchanting architecture and historic buildings. Step back in time as you explore the rich history of this former capital of Canada. That's right, Kingston, Ontario Kingston was the first capital of [...]

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Experience Nature at Hammond Hill Resort

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Located on 62 wooded acres and just a 30-minute drive from Ottawa, you will find Ontario's newest camping experience, Hammond Hill Resort, Canada's Premiere Eco-Experience, and Wilderness Resort. Opened officially to the public in the summer of 2021, this labour of love is a dream come to reality for co-owners Brad Cartier and Aaron Markel. Indulge in Unmatched Serenity Escape the chaos of the city and embark on a journey to Hammond Hill Resort, an oasis of [...]

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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello: Escape from the Ordinary

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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Quebec Canada Welcome to a nature lover's paradise - Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, nestled in the picturesque wilderness of Quebec, Canada. Step into a world where rustic elegance meets unparalleled natural beauty. This iconic resort invites you to indulge in a truly extraordinary experience. Hidden away on the banks of the magnificent Ottawa River, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello offers an enchanting escape like no other. Embrace the tranquillity of the surrounding [...]

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Best Things to Do in Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

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Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy - Things to Do Now that the weather is getting warmer and thoughts of summer travel are on your mind, why not take a trip to Nova Scotia? In this post, read about many of the great things to do and see in Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Welcome to the Bay of Fundy, a picturesque destination known for its stunning landscapes and natural wonders. Nature [...]

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South African Adventure Photo Essay

Categories: AFRICA, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Published Articles, South Africa|

South African Adventure Photo Essay Top things to see and do in South Africa Get ready to discover the breathtaking wonders of South Africa. From stunning landscapes and vibrant cities to incredible wildlife and diverse cultures, this country has it all. Whether you are a nature lover, adventure seeker, or history buff, South Africa offers a wide range of experiences that will leave you in awe. You could start your exploration in Cape Town, where you [...]

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10 Best Things to do in the Quebec Maritimes of Eastern Canada

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Things to do in The Quebec Maritimes The Quebec Maritimes in Eastern Canada has so much to offer. The multitude of cities and towns have their own unique culture, cuisine, and scenery. One of the best ways to explore the region is to take a road trip. You can take many routes, including at least one ferry, so you don’t have to backtrack. Don’t worry; the ferry rides themselves can be considered an excursion. Click the [...]

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Photo Contest Examples – My Success in the 2021 IFWTWA Photo Contest

Categories: Food & Libations, Tips & Tricks, VW Blog, wine|

My Photo Contest Examples 6 Photos with a Story to Tell "A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away." E. Welty When people look at their photos, there are often a couple that stand out as their favourites. It might be because there are family or friends or both in the picture. It might be a photo of a place they visited or an activity in which they were involved. Regardless of why we take [...]

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Excellent Billings Montana Breweries You Should Visit

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Montana has two main nicknames. “The Treasure State” because of its rich mineral reserves and our favourite, “Big Sky Country”. On a recent trip to Montana we were delighted to discover its wide open spaces and take in its beautiful scenery. 

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Christine Fraser: Golf Course Architect

Categories: ISSUU, Published Articles|

Christine Fraser - Iconic Golf Course Architect Christine Fraser is a golf course architect who has revolutionized the world of golf course architecture with her pioneering approach to sustainability. In an industry often associated with environmental concerns, Fraser's work stands out for its commitment to preserving and enhancing the natural landscape while providing exceptional playing experiences. With a focus on incorporating native plants and habitats, Fraser's designs seamlessly blend with the surrounding environment, creating courses that [...]

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Interesting Facts About Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Categories: Asia, ISSUU, Published Articles, Thailand|

Thailand, The Land of Smiles Welcome to the land of smiles! Beautiful Thailand has tropical beaches, royal palaces, ancient ruins, historic temples, fantastic food and friendly people. It’s often on the list of bucket list countries to visit. Thailand is a captivating country that offers a wealth of cultural wonders and natural beauty. From bustling Bangkok to the tranquil beaches of Phuket, this Southeast Asian destination has something for everyone. We are going to uncover 10 [...]

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Enjoy the Bounty of Prince Edward County Wine Country

Categories: Canada, Food & Libations, ISSUU, North America, Published Articles, Tips & Tricks, VW Blog|Tags: , , , , |

When you think of wine, does Canada and specifically the province of Ontario come to mind? Well, it should. Amongst the several wine regions in Ontario, Prince Edward County, locally known as “The County,” is considered one of the fastest growing wine destinations.

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3 Ways to Organize a Wine Tasting Get-Together

Categories: Food & Libations, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Published Articles, Tips & Tricks, VW Blog|Tags: , , |

When you think of going to a wine tasting, does it bring a feeling of happiness or worry? Are you happy because of the different wines you'll taste and discover, or do you worry because you don't want to look and sound like you don't know anything about wine? These same two feelings can occur when you are planning a wine tasting of your own. There are various ways to set up a wine tasting event. Let’s look at three different ways you could organize and enjoy such a get-together.

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Shoulder Season: It’s a Great Time to Travel

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Travel without the crowds Travel is something most people enjoy. What they don’t enjoy is high prices and crowds. Travelling during the shoulder season is a great way to get more for your travel money and time and in some cases, preserve your sanity. It just might be an avid traveller's favourite trick. Are you tired of battling the crowds during peak travel seasons? Yearning for a more tranquil and wallet-friendly vacation? Then it's time [...]

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Top Things to do in Cape Canaveral Florida

Categories: North America, Published Articles, The Common Traveller, Tips & Tricks, United States|Tags: , |

Going to Cape Canaveral, Florida? We've got you covered with the best things to see and do. Updated December 2023 Welcome to Cape Canaveral, Florida, where history, beauty, and adventure collide in a breathtaking coastal setting. Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean, this vibrant destination offers much more than just its renowned space launches. Get ready to embark on an epic journey through time and be captivated by the rich history and natural wonders that await you. [...]

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Top Things To Do While in New York City – A Collaborative Article

Categories: North America, Planning Away, Published Articles, Tips & Tricks, United States|Tags: , , |

Things to do in New York City, According to Travel Writers Welcome to the concrete jungle! New York City, also known as the Big Apple, is a vibrant metropolis. It never fails to leave its mark on visitors. With its iconic landmarks, bustling streets, and diverse cultural scene, this city offers a never-ending array of unforgettable experiences. Whether you're a foodie, an art lover, a history buff, or simply seeking adventure, New York City has something [...]

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Kingston Food Tours: An Edible Adventure

Categories: Canada, North America, VW Blog|

Kingston Food Tours History What's a great way to combine a passion for food and travel? Start your own food tour company, of course! Kingston Food Tours founder and owner Heather Ford had experienced food tours across Europe and North America. Heather felt that her hometown of Kingston, Ontario, would be a great place to have one as well. We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly. - Anna [...]

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Ecuador: Travel to the Middle of the World (full version)

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“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen Ecuador, the world’s most biodiverse nation per square kilometre, straddles the equator on South America’s west coast. Ecuador travel means diverse landscape including the jungle of the Amazon, the Andean highlands and the jaw-dropping wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. Quito City Quito is the capital of Ecuador. You’ll want to spend plenty of time wandering the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, the world’s first UNESCO World [...]

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How to Visit Barbados in One Day: 24 hours in Paradise

Categories: Caribbean, VW Blog|Tags: , |

Would you spend nine hours travelling, six hours of which are in an airplane, to enjoy 24 hours in an exotic destination? I would, and I did! Living in beautiful, but cold in the winter Canada, a chance to scoot off to a warm destination even for 24 hours in the dead of winter, is too good to miss. Would you love a Barbados Vacation? Barbados in One Day. My 24-Hour Vacation Travel to Barbados [...]

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Best Day Trips from Vancouver – A Collaborative Article

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Great day trips from Vancouver Escape the hustle and bustle of Vancouver. It's time to embark on a series of unforgettable day trips that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. From breathtaking natural landscapes to charming small towns, there is something for everyone just a short drive away. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Whistler, a renowned mountain resort known for its winter sports and outdoor activities. Take a scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky [...]

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Featured Podcast

Categories: South America, Tips & Tricks, Travel|

Thinking about a trip to the Galapagos Islands? Listen to this podcast where we are interviewed and share details about our experience, planning, regulations etc. for this once-in-a-life-time adventure. To listen, use the link below or you can look for "Travel Fuels Life" on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or your favorite podcast app.  https://www.travelfuelslife.com/podcasts/how-to-plan-a-trip-to-the-galapagos-islands.html

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Ecuador: Travel to the Middle of the World

Categories: Ecuador, MileGeek, Published Articles, South America|Tags: , |

Ecuador, the world’s most biodiverse nation per square kilometre, straddles the equator on South America’s west coast. Ecuador travel means diverse landscape including the jungle of the Amazon, the Andean highlands and the jaw-dropping wildlife of Galápagos Islands. Read full article: Originally published on Milesgeek.com   See other published articles in our Travel Smart Blog

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Where To Next?: Lined Travel Journal

Categories: Books and Journals|

This lined 200 page journal is the perfect place for you to write about your trip. No matter how long or how far you travel, you can jot down all the details any way you want to. Travel stories are ones you will enjoy reading about again and again. This lined journal is a perfect gift for yourself or the traveller in your life.   Get on Amazon

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Taking a Road Trip to Canada’s East Coast

Categories: Canada, ISSUU, North America, Published Articles, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |

The words “road trip” can mean so many different things to different people. When you hear “let’s take a road trip” and you are living in Canada or want to visit, it can be daunting to figure out where to go. Canada stretches some  7,800kms from coast to coast. Each of the ten provinces and three territories that make up this vast country has beautiful vistas, and plenty of things to do that are worthy of [...]

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We are pleased to announce the release of a new book…Independence!

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We are pleased to announce the release of a new book...Independence! Check out Sylvio’s story  “Independence, Is it Real? And Lori’s story, “ Retirement: A New Normal”. It has already hit the best seller list. Download your copy today! Download it now!

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Travel Bloggers Pick The Best Gelato In Italy

Categories: Europe, Food & Libations, Italy, Published Articles, Travels With the Crew|Tags: , , |

If you have ever talked to anyone about a trip to Italy, gelato will undoubtedly come up in the conversation. Here is a list of some of the best gelato in Italy, according to travel bloggers like us and compiled by blogger Alicia Richards from www.travelswiththecrew.com. Check out our pick from the medieval village of San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy. Read full article: Originally published on Travels With the Crew

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Hotel Termas Papallacta – Spa in The Clouds

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Spa and Hotel Termas Papallacta “Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being.” Donald Curtis As our motor coach climbed higher and higher in the eastern mountain range of the Andes, winding through the switchbacks and sometimes passing through low-hanging clouds, the air got thinner, but the excitement got higher. Our destination, the spa and hotel Termas de Papallacta. Located 1 hour from Quito City and [...]

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Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail: Three Dog Winery First Stop

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The phrase “It takes a village” is a line from an ancient Nigerian proverb. The phrase refers to the need of an entire community to raise a child. In the case of John and Sacha Squair, the owners of Three Dog Winery, this phrase has been adapted to, ‘it takes a community.' For the Squairs, this phrase means not only to support a new vineyard but to turn it into a gathering place. Full article below [...]

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New Book released on Amazon

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We are thrilled to announce the release of the book Pawesome Friends: A Community Book Project on Amazon. Look for my story entitled The Comforting Love of a Pet. This is a story I wrote about a small dog rescued from an animal shelter that meant so much to my family, especially when my father was dying from cancer. The book is available for Kindle. If you don’t have the Kindle app, it’s free. Get the [...]

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Book released on Amazon

Categories: Feature, Food & Libations, Tips & Tricks, Travel|

We are thrilled to announce the release of the book What We Love! on Amazon. We both have stories included in this book. Love of Travel Feeds My Soul by Lori and Love Takes Flight by Sylvio. The book reached #1 Bestseller in the Happiness category on Amazon!  Right now the book is available for Kindle. If you don’t have the Kindle app, it's free. Click on this link to get the book. http://bit.ly/WhatWeLoveBook .

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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Categories: Food & Libations, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Published Articles, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

From Châteaubriand and champagne to cocktails and sushi to dinner and a movie, our international restaurant suggestions have you covered for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is barrelling down on us, and studies project that we will spend almost 21 billion dollars on each other to celebrate this week. The majority of that money will go […]   Read Valentine’s Day Dining Guide: Our Travel Writers Offer Their Favorite Romantic Restaurants appeared first on Food, Wine & [...]

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Prince Edward County Taste Trail: Karlo Estate Winery

Categories: Canada, Food & Libations, Links and Libations Magazine, North America, Published Articles|Tags: , , |

Karlo Estates Winery in Wellington, Ontario, Canada, has been dealt several different hands of cards over the last few years, and like the song “The Gambler,” by Kenny Rogers, Sherry Karlo is holding her cards, or in this case, Karlo Estates Winery. The property comprises close to 100 acres with rich, south facing slopes. There is a quiet running stream alongside picnic tables, and unofficial trails linking with the Millennium Trail for hikers, cyclists and even those on horseback. Karlo Estates not [...]

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Sommerville Court Bed and Breakfast: Rich in History

Categories: Canada, MileGeek, North America, Published Articles|Tags: , , |

Sommerville Court Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to step back in history, feel right at home and enjoy the area. History abounds, with a strong Scottish heritage. This includes a nod to the Lucknow Caledonia Games champion wrestler, Donald Dennie, honoured on Lucknow’s welcome sign. Also, hockey legend Paul Henderson grew up here. Henderson, a professional hockey player, of course scored the winning goal in the Summit Series of 1972, to defeat the USSR. Wandering the [...]

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The Ebb and Flow of Writing: Pink Pangea’s Travel Writing Workshop Review

Categories: Pink Pangea Travel Blog, Published Articles, Tips & Tricks, Travel|Tags: , , |

The process of writing can flow freely or come in fits and starts. Some of my best and most free-flowing writing has come out of the online writing workshops that I have taken with Pink Pangea, with co-founder Jaclyn Mishal as the facilitator. I always look forward to these workshops because thoughts and ideas appear, brought to the forefront of my mind by the workshop process she uses. I had signed up to take the Travel [...]

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Luckett Vineyards: Wines to Phone Home About

Categories: Canada, Food & Libations, Links and Libations Magazine, North America, Published Articles|Tags: , , , , |

In the beautiful Gasperau Valley region of Nova Scotia, Canada, sits Luckett Vineyards. On fertile land purchased in 2000, founder Pete Luckett and his family first planted fruits and vegetables. Read Full Article: Originally on Links & Libations Travel Magazine

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World’s most famous wine region, Bordeaux France

Categories: Europe, Food & Libations, France, Published Articles|Tags: , , , |

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, the city of Bordeaux is located 358 miles southwest of Paris. Bordeaux is not only the name of France’s second most visited city after Paris, but it is also the name of the region. “Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil.” -Lord Byron Everywhere you go, people are drinking wine, talking about its history and how it’s made. A trip to Bordeaux is [...]

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Travel writers share their holiday wish lists

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We were recently asked to contribute our holiday gift ideas to assist a fellow travel writer in creating a list to give her husband some ideas to choose from. Hopefully some of these ideas will inspire you as well. Read full article: originally posted on Food Wine and Travel Magazine

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Aviation museums around the world

Categories: Calculated Traveller, Canada, Europe, North America, Published Articles, United States|Tags: , , , , |

I have created a compilation of aviation museums from around the world that have held my interest, and I think are inspiring places to visit. This collection contributed by myself and my fellow travel writers, highlight places where you can find hot air balloons, warplanes, space shuttles, propeller planes, and more. Included in this list are well-known museums like NASA and Kitty Hawk and some hidden gems such as PIMA Air & Space Museum and the [...]

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A Local Canadian Travel Guide to What To Do in Kingston Ontario

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Kingston is a very walkable city. Your first stop should be the Visitor Experience Centre. Located in an 1830’s Railway Station in the downtown, you can get information on attractions, accommodation, food, as well as purchase tickets for Kingston’s many attractions. There is also a host of free or by donation places to visit. Whether you like indoor or outdoor activities or a combination of both, you will find something to satisfy everyone. Read Full Article: [...]

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Good Beer & Good People – Granville Island Brewing Company, Vancouver BC

Categories: Canada, Food & Libations, Links and Libations Magazine, North America, Published Articles|Tags: , , , |

For the originators of Granville Island Brewing, their love of flavorful beer ran so deep, it inspired them to open one of Canada’s first microbreweries in 1984. It became their mission to craft locally brewed beer that they enjoyed and were proud to serve their friends and family. Time for a Visit My first introduction to the brewery was a Granville Islands Lions Winter Ale, given to me last winter. This was impressive enough that I was interested in trying others. Their selection of [...]

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A Leap of Faith: Travelling to Peru with My In-Laws

Categories: Peru, Pink Pangea Travel Blog, Published Articles, South America|Tags: , , , |

Travelling to Peru with my husband and in-laws…could I do it? I had spent little time with them at that point, as my husband and I had only been together a few years. Could I travel with them, and could they travel with me? My in-laws were in the middle of renovating their house when the idea of the trip surfaced, so they didn’t hesitate to let me take the reins when it came to planning [...]

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Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish: A Beautiful B.C. Experience

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British Columbia is world renowned for its scenery and outdoor lifestyle. For many, B.C. means “Beautiful Country”. There is any number of ways to enjoy the breathtaking landscape of this western Canadian province, but one of our favourites is a visit to the Sea to Sky Gondola.

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5 Reasons Visiting Canada in the Late Winter/Early Spring is a Must!

Categories: Canada, Distillery Channel, North America, Published Articles|Tags: , |

Canada is a vast North American country that includes ten provinces and three territories. While there are four seasons, the weather can vary significantly across the country. It's true that more people visit in the summer than any other season, so late winter/early spring is a great time to visit, often avoiding higher costs and crowds. Let’s check out some of the highlights while learning a bit about Canada. Read Article - First Published: The Distillery [...]

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Tasting Our Way Through The Wine and History of Burgundy, France

Categories: Europe, Food & Libations, France, Links and Libations Magazine, Published Articles|

Wine is the root of all things in Burgundy, and there is nothing better than a fabulous glass of wine. I’m not a wine snob, but I’m someone who enjoys a satisfying glass of wine. Combining my love for wine with my passion for travel is the perfect pairing.   Read Article - First Published: Links and Libations Magazine

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Four Unique Things to Do in Toronto

Categories: Canada, North America, Pink Pangea Travel Blog, Published Articles|Tags: |

Toronto’s name comes from a Huron word meaning “meeting place”, which is quite appropriate. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and the fourth largest city in North America. It’s also the capital of the province of Ontario. The city is abuzz most days of the week, regardless of the season. There are numerous activities to do if you have a day or two to spend. There are many well-known places to visit in Toronto, but there are [...]

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Decomposing New Orleans Culture

Categories: MileGeek, North America, Published Articles, United States|

New Orleans doesn’t hide its quirkiness, it celebrates it!”, or at least that’s what Monique Hamilton – our cemetery tour guide – likes to say about New Orleans culture. A lively woman with purple hair, black dress adorned with skulls and roses, and a “Hot Wheels” tattoo on the back of her leg, Monique has that special kind of New Orleans flair. The initial apprehension of meeting her next to a hearse at Our Lady of [...]

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Why Travel

Categories: Tips & Tricks, Travel|

Why do you travel? What’s your favourite part of travelling? We are often asked these questions. People travel for different reasons, and the answers can vary widely. It might be for rest and relaxation, family commitments or work. When we talk to people about travel, we often hear things like, " We can’t afford to travel," because of time, cost or both. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having [...]

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Who Travels

Categories: Travel|

When it comes to most things in life, one size doesn’t fit all, nor does it need to. There are adventure seekers in activity/location or both. There are those that are looking for a romantic getaway, near or far. There are increasingly more and more opportunities for eco-travel, cultural immersion and volunteering. What about learning a new skill or themed travel? The list could go on. Not only are there different types of travel but different [...]

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How to Travel

Categories: Tips & Tricks, Travel|

When we travel, we try to take the time to use our five senses. The sights, sounds, smells, etc. of a new or familiar place can create many discoveries. Learn strategies on what to do and what not to do.

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World Travel

Categories: Travel|

For many, the word travel creates visions of flying to a destination far from home. Whether you choose a prepackaged trip or plan something on your own, each day can be an adventure. Travel can include learning something new, going on an adventure, or having a unique experience with family and friends or even alone.

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Travel doesn't have to mean going hundreds of kilometres from home. Day trips can be quite affordable. You might be surprised with the stuff to do in your hometown or within a few hours’ drive.

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Best Europe Destinations

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It's World Europe Day, a day to celebrate everything European, including the travel destinations we love to return to again and again. Here's a selection of must-visit destinations in Europe from 13 international travel writers. View full article: Originally on FWT Magazine

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