The Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto: A Fantastic Escape in the Heart of Toronto

August 28, 2014 3:30 pm
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Toronto is a great city and there is no doubt that it has some fine hotels. The key to a stay in the Big Smoke is location and you definitely want to stay central for easy access to the subway to head to great areas like Bloor West, Danforth or […]

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Destination Weddings Made Easy

July 15, 2014 9:23 am
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For many, their wedding day is something they think and fantasize about from a young age. Exotique Weddings is here to make sure that all of those dreams become a reality. Venturing out to some of the most romantic locations, they specialize in destination weddings and ensure that the most […]

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Medieval Villages of the French Riviera: Saint-Paul de Vence and Èze

July 14, 2014 2:18 pm
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(visited in May 2014) There is no doubt that French Riviera (la Côte d’Azur) is a hallmark of beauty in many things: architecture, design, views, people, food, and history. During my second visit to the region, I engaged a local tourist guide Boba (www.yourguideboba.com) to personalize my visit. What a […]

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Making Your Dream Vacation a Reality

June 24, 2014 9:27 am
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Last Wednesday, June 11, Onkar Travels released new brochures available for travel agencies and companies for their new season (October – March). Hosted at Indian restaurant, Aahar on Churchill Avenue, the buffet dinner was delicious before everyone settled in to learn of all the travel opportunities Onkar has to offer. […]

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Extreme Colorado

June 11, 2014 1:30 pm
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If you just want to see the Rocky Mountains, stay home and look at a picture. If you want to experience them the way they are meant to be experienced, get a helmet, grab a guide and get ready for an extreme adventure. Colorado is the destination for rafting, rock […]

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LutherCountry

June 10, 2014 12:30 pm
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Images: Wikipedia & visit-luther.com Martin Luther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Frideric Handel, writers Goethe and Schiller … all are well-known German cultural icons. However, what is less known, is that they all come from the same general region of Deutschland: the area currently known as LutherCountry. Two states, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia […]

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Jamaica’s Moon Dance Cliffs Among Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean

June 9, 2014 1:05 pm
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Moon Dance Cliffs resort sits atop a seaside cliff along the westernmost edge of Jamaica. The view alone from the cliffs of Negril make Moon Dance Cliffs a special Caribbean getaway– but the combination of its location, exceptional services, boutique rooms, and activities make it award-winning. Moon Dance Cliffs is the […]

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Inspiring Korea

June 3, 2014 2:00 pm
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Korea is a vibrant place. It has modernized itself over the past 50 years while still maintaining a strong flair for its traditional culture. Many of the country’s tourist attractions focus on feeding one’s well-being, be it physical or spiritual. There is phenomenal food to nourish your appetite and there […]

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Céad Mile Fáilte: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

May 30, 2014 9:48 am
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I’m of Irish descent and like millions of other Irish Canadians, the pull towards visiting my ancestral homeland has always been strong. My great great grandparents came to Canada from Waterford in County Cork in the mid-18th century at the height of the potato famine and my Irish heritage has […]

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Fabulous Miami: Eden Roc Hotel is the It Spot of Miami

May 13, 2014 4:11 pm
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In 2012, over 3.6 million Canadians visited Florida. That means almost one in every 10 Canadians visits the Sunshine State, with the peak winter months being most popular. Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Disneyworld, West Palm and Daytona are all hotspots. But for many Canadians, Miami is the place to be […]

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Aruba: One Happy Island

May 6, 2014 2:09 pm
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Bon Bini, which is Papiamento for welcome, is how you will be greeted when you arrive in one of the most remarkable Caribbean destinations. The island boasts many beautiful postcard perfect beaches, diverse accommodations, and the famous Arikok National Park – just the beginning of a plethora of reasons why […]

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Made in Lanark

May 2, 2014 9:27 am
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With a rich farming heritage and an enduring “homemade” culture in food and crafts, Lanark offers daytrippers great opportunities to bring home a piece of the County. Enjoy the sweetness of one of densest collections of maple farms in Ontario, pick up the ingredients for a good charcuterie plate, stroll […]

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From Palate to Ambiance: The Indulgent Romance of St. Lucia

April 30, 2014 3:01 pm
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By: Mona Staples Images Courtesy of: Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa, Sandals Resorts. An island that was colonized by both the Spanish and the French can’t help but have a romantic legacy.  Some claim that Napoleon’s first wife — and love of his life — Josephine, (the name he reportedly uttered upon exhaling […]

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Your Peru: An Empire of Hidden Treasures

April 27, 2014 11:32 am
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Tucked away on the west coast of South America lies Peru, one of the continent’s hidden gems. As one of the most diverse nations on our planet, you can take a dip in the ocean and explore the jungles, or climb Peruvian mountains and encounter the cold, dry air of the […]

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RIU Resorts in Mexico Make for Great Family Vacations

April 15, 2014 2:32 pm
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Having three teenagers can be challenging at the best of times but getting away for a family vacation is a time for everyone to decompress and to enjoy each other’s company without the stresses and strains of daily life back home. Destination is key to a great beach holiday. Mexico’s […]

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Orchids, Mica, and Trails: Capitalizing on Nature’s Bounty in Lanark

January 24, 2014 1:57 pm
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Lanark is known for its quaint communities and historic attractions, including mills and beautiful stone architecture. However, many of the county’s most memorable attractions are the result of thousands—or millions—of years of natural processes. From rare wildflowers to earth’s hidden deposits, head into the backwoods of Lanark for a distinctive […]

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Glasgow Transformed: Modern and Edgy

January 14, 2014 1:23 pm
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Welcomed with shortbread cookies and a dram of whiskey, it was easy to be charmed by Scotland’s largest city, where every corner reveals a pub with a storied history or ingenious work of contemporary art. From one of the largest seaports in the world with a booming shipbuilding and trade […]

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