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Karen Temple

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Karen Temple is an award-wining graphic designer and features writer for Ottawa Life Magazine. When not glued to her MacBook, she can be found cutting fresh tracks down distant slopes.
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A Gift From the Monasteries of Korea

A Gift From the Monasteries of Korea

Feature Photo: Chef Ji Young Kim from Korean Michelin star restaurant, Balwoo Gongyang with (RIGHT) her sous-chefs. Mention Korean food and images of BBQ, bibimbap bowls or kimchi might spring to mind. But what about Korean Temple food? Far from a Korean foray into the seemingly fad-wagon of veganism, [...]

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Jade Mountain Resort

Jade Mountain Resort

An architect’s love for jade and passion for his craft combined to create a one-of-a-kind paradise that will have you fall in love with Saint Lucia. The scenery is beautiful, the view is unbelievable but the three-kilometre drive from the town of Soufriere feels like a straight vertical climb [...]

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Europe by Bike

Europe by Bike

A Cycle Tours Bike and Barge Tour of Europe is an Adventure for the Whole Family. Let’s face it, museums are great but after a couple of days of shuffling the kids through them, even the most ardent art lover is rubbing their feet wondering when it will end. Instead, consider getting out of [...]

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Orpheus Theatre's Ragtime: Still True Today as it Was 100 Years Ago

Orpheus Theatre's Ragtime: Still True Today as it Was 100 Years Ago

Photos by Alan Dean Photography Based on the award-winning historical novel by author E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime the musical is a narrative of integration, racism, police brutality, bureaucratic indifference, love and loss that is as true today as it was 100 years ago. In fact, leaving the theatre I [...]

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Sizing Up Ski Passes

Sizing Up Ski Passes

Whether it be dropping into the fresh snow of a back bowl, a vacay with the girls, or spring skiing with the family, it’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 ski season. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t go a winter without a full season pass, it’s high time you consider [...]

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Nevada’s Loneliest Road

Nevada’s Loneliest Road

Where it once pulsed with the excitement and the thrill of prospectors lured by the gold rush, middle Nevada has been restored to a land of solitude where nature is queen. The arid desert climate is home to 23 State and two National Parks plus a variety of national recreational areas, historic trails [...]

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Lighthearted La La Land's Lyrically Lovely

Lighthearted La La Land's Lyrically Lovely

If in doubt about wanting to see a musical, just go. La La Land won’t disappoint! There have been Broadway musicals that have been made for the big screen but this is the first original musical to be made in Hollywood since the days of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. Director Damien Chazelle wrote [...]

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Celebrate Winter With an All-Inclusive Adventure in the French Alps

Celebrate Winter With an All-Inclusive Adventure in the French Alps

“Hands up, baby hands up, give me your love…”, calls shivering northerners to Club Med’s sun-filled southern resorts but did you know that the company launched in the 50s offering Mediterranean beach vacations to French citizens also has ski resorts? You might wonder if France [...]

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Cayman Reboot

Cayman Reboot

A British Overseas Territory, the Cayman Islands are unlike almost all other Caribbean Islands. As an international financial centre, residents are educated, affluent and benefit from the wealth of indirect taxation. Head to the Cayman Islands for a personal system reboot. No green juice required…the [...]

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1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

Photo courtesy of 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel.  Weekend Escape to the 1000 Islands Famous for a certain salad dressing, Clayton, New York is also well-known as the gateway to the luxury hotels that dotted the 1000 Islands during the Gilded-Age. Heading into its second summer in operation, the 1000 Islands [...]

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