Food & Libations2020-03-09T17:43:30+00:00

One of the constants in everyone’s life is the need to eat and drink.
As we travel, we get a feel for a place by what the locals eat and drink. Here we will highlight those experiences as well as share our recommendations for places to partake in our own backyard.

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Excellent Billings Montana Breweries You Should Visit

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. 

Enjoy the Bounty of Prince Edward County Wine Country

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.

3 Ways to Organize a Wine Tasting Get-Together

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.

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

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 [...]

Prince Edward County Taste Trail: Karlo Estate Winery

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 [...]

Luckett Vineyards: Wines to Phone Home About

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

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

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 [...]

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

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 from Ottawa, and 4 hours from Toronto, this Eastern Ontario town on the Tay River has a population of approximately 6500.  Here are some [...]

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Reflecting on Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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Experience Nature at Hammond Hill

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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello: Escape from the Ordinary

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

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South African Adventure Photo Essay

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

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 link below to read more about this wonderful part of Canada. To read the full original article, please visit the Calculated Traveller: https://www.calculatedtraveller.com/blog/quebec-maritimes-canada/   For more articles about places to visit [...]

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Thailand: The Land of Smiles

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January 11th, 2021|Categories: Asia, ISSUU, Published Articles, Thailand|
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