The Transformation of Authentic Almonte

December 5, 2013 4:45 pm
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Once a sleepy farm town, today Almonte is anything but. The past five years have seen abandoned mills transformed into upscale condos, luring urbanites looking for a taste of country life.  A lively artists’ community flourishes here, with galleries and unique boutiques lining historic and downtown streets. An astounding number […]

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Philadelphia Freedom

December 2, 2013 12:13 pm
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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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Lanark: Transitioning From Textile Mills To “Made In Lanark” Modern Tourism

September 16, 2013 3:47 pm

So many Ontario communities are searching for the right lure for visitors. Lanark County has taken such a refreshing approach to this challenge that this beautiful region is a perfect case study for the face of modern tourism. No glitzy developments or manufactured fun here. Lanark is a community committed […]

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Base Camp Canmore

September 10, 2013 12:45 pm
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On the south-east boundary of Banff National Park, an easy one-hour drive from Calgary sits the beautiful town of Canmore, Alberta. During the 1988 Olympics, the town hosted the Nordic skiing events and never looked back. Filled with trendy boutiques and galleries, great restaurants, eateries and even a brew pub, […]

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Amsterdam and The Hague: The Dutch Golden Age Continues

July 24, 2013 12:15 pm
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In the 11th century, a tiny community of fishers settled along the Amstel River. By 1275, the residents had gained access to the ocean through a canal – the Zuiderzee, now called the IJsselmeer. Thus began a 200-year period of canal building and the commerce that came with it to […]

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The Most Beautiful Beaches to Discover on Ibiza

June 3, 2013 11:42 am
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                      Whether you’re heading to the White Isle to experience the world-famous clubs, or enjoy a relaxing escape on the quieter areas of the island, you’ll need to know which Ibiza beaches are the very best. The Balearic Island is […]

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No Matter the Season The Laurentians Has it All

May 27, 2013 10:58 am
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By Rachael Desjardins Need a break? Want to have some family fun time, or need to reboot your romance? Head to the beautiful Chalets Chanteclair, nestled in the heart of the Laurentians. Located in Val-David, Qu.bec, these lovely authentic Swiss-styled chalets are only minutes away from the popular town of Saint-Sauveur, known for its boutiques and restaurants and only […]

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Travel: Discover Belgium

April 10, 2013 1:30 pm
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By Emma Truswell Belgium is all about indulgence, whether it is in food, history, beer or architecture, France’s northern neighbour is worthy of exploring. Ypres, now know as Ieper, in Flanders Fields Country, or Westhoek, is the perfect destination for history buffs, due to the town’s powerful associations with World […]

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Travel: Discover Slovenia

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Nestled between Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and southeast and Hungary to the northeast is one of the most beautiful and yet relatively unknown European gems, Slovenia. Whether it’s food, geography, landscape, architecture, activities or even climate, diversity permeates everything. It may sound […]

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Conference and meeting venue delivers extraordinary value close to Ottawa

November 24, 2012 11:14 am
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It’s event planning season in Eastern Ontario and the largest conference and meeting venue in the region is gearing up to make sure everyone leaves a winner — especially those who make events happen. Situated on the scenic banks of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the NAV CENTRE is […]

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Get out there and explore: Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast

July 24, 2012 4:04 pm
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If you’re looking for a way to really enjoy the outdoors this summer, take in some breathtaking views, learn some Canadian history, experience nature and get some exercise with your family — then grab your bike, your hiking shoes and sunscreen and hit those trails.

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Vive la France!

July 13, 2012 2:09 pm
La Pointe du Hoc

The best surprise of the Normandy trip was the pleasant drive through the rolling hills and dotted farm houses that encapsulate the entire region. In six days of driving though Normandy we had only one day of overcast skies and rain. Otherwise, it was sunny with not a cloud in […]

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Travel: Arras, Lille & Normandy, France

July 12, 2012 5:22 pm
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We arrived at Charles de Gaulle/Roissy International Airport in Paris and transferred to the Train à grande vitesse for Arras, Nord Pas de Calais. Arriving in Arras, opposite the railway station, is the War Memorial, which depicts a French WWI soldier leaning against the monument, watching over an angel with outspread wings, representing peace. And that set the tone for the trip.

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Travel Diary: South Africa

May 10, 2012 3:20 pm
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Stephanie Vizi recounts her recent trip to Southern Africa, including her encounters with racism and experiences of culture shock.

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Travel Diary: Maputsoe, Lesotho

April 25, 2012 5:56 pm
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Today, there are 57 orphans living at Rachel’s Home, a shelter for children with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. The children go to school on the compound until grade six and then are sent to boarding school and later post-secondary studies in surrounding cities. Stephanie Vizi describes her journey to Rachel’s Home and the work of the charity.

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Maple Magic

April 12, 2012 8:38 am
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April means maple syrup and according to National Geographic, the best sticky stuff in Ontario is in Lanark County just outside Ottawa, in Ontario’s Highlands. Known as the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, Lanark’s maple syrup was ranked first in a list of top ten foods to eat in Ontario.

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High Tech, Low Stress

March 5, 2012 4:03 pm
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Winter in Ontario is no time to hibernate. Whether heading outdoors excites you or you prefer to stay indoors, activities in Eastern Ontario await you. Your winter getaway is waiting, and now it is easier to plan and book than ever before with the new Ontario’s Highlands tourism web site at ontarioshighlands.ca.

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