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Tuesday Deal Day: Storm Watching Season at Wya Point Resort

Wya Point Resort, Vancouver Island BC

Wya Point Resort, Vancouver Island’s new year-round eco-luxury destination, invites guests to experience storm watching season with its West Coast Adventure package. Tucked into a lush coastal rainforest next to an exclusive beach, the Ucluelet, BC resort offers a two-night stay in a rustic ocean side yurt, along with adrenaline-pumping surfing and a boating excursion […]

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Postcard from Toronto

Toronto Night TBEX

A week in Toronto for TBEX, followed by a couple of days to rest up and do some sightseeing and tasting. More posts to come on my stay, so a postcard will have to do for today.

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A Guide to Professional Sports in Toronto

Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

You may not necessarily think of Toronto as a city with a rich sports culture, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Toronto has had a sports team of some sort since the 1800s with the Granite Club, Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, the Argonaut Rowing Club, and the […]

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Kid Perfect Spa Treatments at Four Seasons Whistler

Four Seasons Resort Whistler

I’m always impressed with promotions that Four Seasons Seattle offers, so I went looking to see what some of their sister properties were cooking up for the remaining days of summer.  Just up I-5 a few hours, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Whistler is offering kid-perfect spa treatments. OK, at first I thought this […]

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Family Fun at the Royal Ontario Museum

T-Rex Guarding at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

  Museum lovers who visit Toronto will want to get their history and culture fix at the Royal Ontario Museum with its engaging galleries of art, archaeology, and natural science from around the world.  With over 40 galleries spread out over four floors, the museums is just one more reasons that a visit to Ontario […]

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Visit Some Avian Friends at the World Parrot Refuge

parrot refuge center on Vancouver Island

Polly want a cracker? At the World Parrot Refuge on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, winged residents get lots more than a mere cracker. This non-profit, educational facility operated by FLOPRS (“For the Love of Parrots Refuge Society”) provides a “Home for Life” for previously owned pet parrots.  Parrots have a very long life span, so […]

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lotus at Kenilworth Gardens, DC

I’m working on the May newsletter (it comes out on the first Sunday of the month) – have you subscribed? […]

Books to Read on Your Next Flight

In honor of World Book Day, I’m updating my progress in the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge – and in […]

A Dozen Gardens From Around the World

Since the flowers in my garden are not terribly impressive yet - things will be in full color in another few weeks - I turned to some of my blogger friends to get a take on some of their favorite gardens around the world. I selected a dozen of them, one for each month of the year, and hope you can work a visit into one of them during your next vacation.

The days are getting longer, and with flowers blooming in the yard along with a few peeks of the sun […]

Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Today, March 3rd, is UN World Wildlife Day. The UN General Assembly made this proclamation four years ago as a […]