Travel


Christmas in London – Definitely the Best

I have had this burning desire to be spend Christmas in London for about 30 or so years.  We spent five glorious days and it was all I imagined and more, definitely the best time ever. I found a great little flat through VRBO, conveniently across the street from...

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Three Amazing Destinations for Christmas

Yes, I know Christmas is over but I just want to tell you about my dream vacation, three amazing destinations for Christmas. And in my case it was the best thing to do after my last day of my working life.  If you are a lover of all things Christmas this will be the...

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Venice – Five Must Read Tips to See Venice in Two Days

Ahh Venice!!—Gondolas maneuvering their way through the canals, gondoliers romanticizing the atmosphere with their singing; bridge after bridge  connecting the many squares; roads made of water and automobiles blissfully taken over by water taxis, not to mention...

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Is A Cruise For You? The Good, Bad and the Ugly

We just returned from a 10-day cruise around Italy on the Celebrity Constellation. I was in heaven; it was hot and sunny most days, and the seas were never rough. Our ports of call were so enjoyable—Catania, Sicily; Salerno, Rome, Livorno, Italy and Dubrovnik,...

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Let’s Take a Road Trip

What do you do with five days off when the summer in Calgary has been dismal? Take a road trip to find the heat and the sun in the Canadian desert—Osoyoos. For those of you who don’t know, Osoyoos is the southern most town in British Columbia, about 45 minutes to the...

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3 Marvelous Markets in Provence

Let me first clarify that I am in love with France and the French simpler way of life. It is where I dream of being one day. Without a doubt one of the best things to do in Provence is to visit the markets. It doesn’t matter, big or small; this is where you can really...

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Slow Travel – The Perfect Way to Start your Travel Adventures

I’m sure many of you are in this boat. All your life you’ve wanted to go to Europe, but life got in the way, in one way or another. Now’s your chance, but you don’t know where to start. You don’t really want to do a 20 stop “this is Tuesday, it must be Belgium” tour....

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Family Day Ski Trip – A Little Late

A six hour drive from Calgary—not a bad trek if you have a four day weekend. The Family Day Weekend by tradition has been our ski weekend for the last eight years. Sadly, this year it was just the two of us. For two hours as we approached our destination it rained,...

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Three Days In Vegas

We were there not for the National Finals Rodeo which is always held the first full week of December, but for the Brooks & Dunn and Reba McIntyre concert. Being huge fans of both, as soon as I heard Brooks & Dunn were teaming up once more to play Vegas I...

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Three Days in Amsterdam

May 14. We left home yesterday and I have missed a night of sleep. I don’t function well without sleep. Just a warning! In the last eight hours I have come to the realization that we are sitting in the two worst seats of the entire airplane — 10D & E. They are...

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