Many Shades of Dallas

August 19, 2015 2:00 pm

Photo by Matt Pasant. There is an overwhelming feeling in Dallas,Texas that anything is possible. It is a city with guts and spirit, and while Dallas oozes wealth, it is also a city with a big heart, kind people and warm hospitality. It has a very eclectic personality with many […]

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Destination Denver

May 21, 2015 1:00 pm
A view of Downtown Denver from Civic Center Park. PHOTO: STEVE CORNELIUS

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 […]

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Make Every Day Sun Day in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida

February 2, 2015 3:04 pm

Photo courtesy of Visit St. Petersburg & Clearwater If dreams of daytime highs of +24 instead of -24 or visions of sandy beaches are occupying your mind, then it’s definitely time to take your wind-chilled heart south. Sun, fun and beautiful beaches that will surpass your dreams await you in […]

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Lake Tahoe–America’s Backyard Wants You to Come Play

October 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Ever enjoyed an afternoon in the sun at Meech Lake? Maybe you have ridden there by bike, hit the slopes at nearby Camp Fortune, zip-lined at the aerial park or visited Chelsea for a meal or to meander through art galleries. Now, imagine if Meech Lake was the largest alpine […]

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Extreme Colorado

June 11, 2014 1:30 pm

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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Philadelphia Freedom

December 2, 2013 12:13 pm
Liberty Bell Center

So Much To Do — So Little Time It’s easy to get to by air but we decided to drive. Traveling through New York State is one of the great road trips you can take. You pass through a majestic landscape, wonderful rolling hills and low mountainous terrains. It is […]

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Giddy up to Colorado!

March 1, 2012 2:18 pm

From the novice to the most experienced rider, the very young to the very old, whole families come together while enjoying the great outdoors. Valet parking, Colorado style, involves a few cowboys, a chuck wagon and a tour of the grounds. This toss back in time is a great way […]

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Chicago Style

December 9, 2011 7:34 pm

Having been inspired after an annual girlfriends weekend get-a-way to Chicago this past weekend, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite spots for all things design, especially as they pertain to Chicago.

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Weird and Wonderful Venice Beach

August 31, 2011 3:09 pm
Venice Beach, California

Attention sand-lovers and sun-worshippers: if beaches are your thing, Southern California is for you! The area boasts hundreds of kilometres of idyllic white sand beaches, and is undoubtedly one of the world’s top destinations for sun, fun, sand, and sea.

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An Adirondack Olympic Experience

January 1, 2011 1:50 pm
a little whiteface - photo from ORDA

Imagine the blades of a bullet-shaped sled twisting through narrow, icy turns as gravity pulls you down a mountain at speeds of up to 50 mph. Crossing the finish line, you hear your name announced over a PA system, you pose for a photograph with your driver and brakeman. OK, […]

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An Adirondack Olympic Experience

December 14, 2010 9:50 am
Whiteface Mountain.

Our home for the weekend was the newly renovated High Peaks Resort in the heart of Lake Placid. Surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains, America’s largest protected wilder- ness, and in walking distance from downtown boutiques, High Peaks Resort is just a short three-hour drive from Ottawa on beautiful back country highways.

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You Just Can’t Beat Florida for Family Fun

March 13, 2009 4:30 pm

I admit to my bias. I love Florida. The sun, the fun, the beaches, the people, the food, and the amenities. It really doesn’t get any better for a family vacation. Our children are between 10 and 13 so exploring and doing different things is a big part of what […]

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COLORADO: A little off the beaten path but well worth the ride…

March 12, 2009 4:34 pm
Picture 11

Colorado is a breathtakingly beautiful state. With 300 days of annual sunshine, the world-famous Rocky Mountains, record snowfalls and great vacation values offered year round, Colorado is a very appealing destination. After spending a week in Colorado the words “unforgettable outdoorsy experience” come to mind.

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Incredible Ithaca!

March 8, 2006 10:39 am

After a hiatus of several years from the pages of Ottawa Life Magazine as a backpacking international travel writer, I have returned with my wife Annie, this time as parents embarking on our family’s first vacation to ‘gorges’ Ithaca, New York. Located in the central Finger Lakes Region, Ithaca is a pleasant five-hour drive from the National Capital region.

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The Troutbeck Experience

November 8, 1999 9:45 pm

Deep in New York State’s Hudson Valley, there’s a home away from home, beckoning.

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Florida's Nature Coast: Canadian Dollars at Par!

April 8, 1998 8:59 pm

There’s a little bit of heaven waiting for you on Florida’s Nature Coast… Mockingbirds will call melodious songs from palm trees. Natural springs pour turquoise waters through rivers bordered by emerald grasses and gnarled, bellbottomed cyprus.

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