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Karen Temple

Art Director

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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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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Atlantis: A Watery Paradise

Atlantis: A Watery Paradise

Photo courtesy of Chris Ross. Photo courtesy of Ethan Kaplan. It's hard not to be taken by the beauty of the beaches on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. A natural reef acts as a buffer, calming the waves that gently crash onto its' shores and the sun is said to shine 300 days a year. Hollywood [...]

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Atlantis is a Warm Weather Water Adventure

Atlantis is a Warm Weather Water Adventure

It’s hard not to be taken by the beauty of the beaches on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. A natural reef acts as a buffer, calming the waves that gently crash onto its shores and the sun is said to shine 300 days a year. Hollywood was an early fan of the island, which has been featured in several [...]

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Destination Denver

Destination Denver

The state of Colorado is an obvious destination for skiing and sports enthusiasts but you might not know that the foot of the Rockies is an equally impressive haven for arts and culture. The next time you fly in, don’t hit the highway out of town. Instead, take a trip into the city. March is the snowiest [...]

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Get Outdoors: Mont Tremblant

Get Outdoors: Mont Tremblant

Above: A view of the summit from the Village. As kids skiing in Québec, my friends and I heard tales of the legendary Jackrabbit Johannsen, who was instrumental in cutting trails in the Laurentians. Even though he was quite elderly, we had hoped to sneak a peek of him gliding through the forest. We [...]

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Magnifique Martinique

Magnifique Martinique

If you are a traveller, you’ll love Martinique. This idyllic beautiful island sits just north of St. Lucia in the Caribbean Sea. The Dutch, English and Portuguese all wanted this tiny island, but it was the French who prevailed. Consequently, French is spoken everywhere. Words do not fly off the tongue [...]

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