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Atlantic North-East

Eurodam Cruise 2015 It is rare that I start a cruise with a train ride but it is exactly what I did for this one! A lovely train ride between Montréal and Québec city (in first class no less, complete with breakfast and internet!). The scenery lit up as the sun came into view and […]

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Alaska

How the West Was Conquered! 2013 I have always been embarrassed to admit I had never made it past the Rockies to the west coat, never seen Vancouver. This Alaska cruise was the perfect opportunity. We arrived a few days early to have some time to visit Vancouver and the area. Our visit although short […]

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A Long Weekend in Berlin

Easter weekend, March 2013, it is cold, even snowing at times, in Berlin which is surprising but makes us more energetic to get where we are going. The only downside is that the Tiergarten is uninviting as the paths are muddy so we only get to admire it from the top of the double decker […]

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Norway

Norway is a large country but with such a long coastline it is well suited for cruising, which is exactly how I visited it.  But before I start I must talk about the transatlantic flight… We got a FREE upgrade to business class on Brtish Airways!!! That is the cabin with individual cocoons that are […]

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Ireland

It was a small group and a short trip for a small country but it kept us busy! The trip started in Toronto with an overnight flight to London followed by a shorter one to Belfast. Smooth but long.  After a little time to freshen up we set out on a historical pub walking tour. […]

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Spice Island! It sounded so far away and so mysterious. All I knew of it was that it is in the Indian Ocean and that tour operators often suggest it for some R&R after safaris.Well, after going I can tell you that it is indeed far away for a North American but is a […]

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Montréal

  A little geography Montréal is an island situated in the south of the province of Québec which is one of the ten provinces and 2 territories of Canada. Montréal is said to be shaped like a sock, I prefer to compare it to a boomerang. It is 51Km. long by 16 Km. wide and […]

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Barcelona

May 2011 One city, one week… not quite forty days in the desert but still a good formula. The city: Barcelona, the week… one in early May.We landed in Barcelona around noon. We were staying in an apparthotel right on La Rambla (or Las Ramblas as it is also called because it can be considered […]

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Kenya

I just got back from the trip of a lifetime! It was a combination personal and fam.  Preparing for it involved getting shots for yellow fever, hepatitis and typhoid plus prescriptions for malaria pills as well as a variety of diarrhea fighting meds. I also decided to get my visa before hand to avoid delays […]

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Chile

After the trip to Morocco, I thought I would never want to see another desert again, yet, when a fam to Chile came up I was tempted as I had heard so many good things about it. Soooo that is how I ended up on a direct flight from Toronto to Santiago de Chile, a […]