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

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Wineries of New Brunswick

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

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Reflecting on Kingston, Ontario, Canada

. 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 the United Canadas, and it served in that role from 1841 to 1844. From the iconic Fort Henry to the historic waterfront district, Kingston [...]

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