The Rocky Mountaineer: Journey of a Lifetime

January 8, 2008 10:56 am
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There are certain things you should do at least once in your life if you are Canadian. One is to visit the nation’s capital. Another is visiting Montreal and Quebec City. Still another is taking a tour of the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.

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Petite auberge Les Bons Matins B&B

November 8, 2007 2:03 am
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Thousands of Ottawans visit Montreal weekly for business and pleasure. Montreal has it all, live theatre, music, a vibrant arts scene, and exceptional restaurants in a French joie de vivre culture.

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Step-Aside B&B in the Village of Gagetown, NB

May 8, 2007 6:30 pm
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As we continue in our quest to encourage readers to “See Canada from Sea-to-Sea-to Sea,” we decided to promote a little-known bed and breakfast in the Maritimes called Step-Aside B&B. Here you’ll find the genuine hospitableness and kindness that Maritimers are famous for.

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The Cowboy Trail: A Father and Son Journey to the Calgary Stampede and Rocky Mountain Dude Ranch

January 8, 2007 12:37 pm
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I’ve always dreamed of taking my son to the Calgary Stampede, visit a ranch, and then go horseback riding in the foothills and do some white water rafting in the Kananaskis River Valley. I thought it would be a great father-son trip.

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Incredible Ithaca!

March 8, 2006 10:39 am
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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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ST. PETERSBURG: The Most Beautiful Northern City of Them All

August 8, 2005 10:53 am
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St. Petersburg, often referred to as the Venice of the North, is truly a remarkable city. Whether during the white nights of summer – the sun doesn’t set until after 10 pm each night from March to late August) or the special charm of the white days of winter (from November 1 to March 31), the city’s remarkable beauty and vibrancy captivates residents and visitors alike.

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A Week in Paradise for a Family of Five at Playa del Carmen’s Gran Porto Real

January 8, 2005 3:38 pm
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The week started out great. We put the kids on the Zoom Airlines flight direct from Ottawa to Cancun. Zoom, an Ottawa-based international charter, offers flights and all-inclusive packages to southern destinations. (This year, the Mexican destination is Puerto Vallarta.)

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Barbados: The Diamond Island of the Caribbean

January 8, 2002 12:18 am
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Steeped in British history, Barbados is the most modern and sophisticated of all the Caribbean Islands. Barbados has a highly educated population and one of the highest standards of living in the British West Indies.

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The Troutbeck Experience

November 8, 1999 9:45 pm
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Deep in New York State’s Hudson Valley, there’s a home away from home, beckoning.

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Victoria’s Butchart Gardens

September 8, 1999 9:42 pm
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Fragrance, colour, and delight await you at this old quarry site.

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Spruceholme Inn: A Victorian Holiday Retreat

January 8, 1999 9:31 pm
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Whether you want a quiet getaway during the holiday season or an elegant Victorian New Year’s, consider spending a night or two at historic Spruceholme Inn.

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Veracruz Adventure Challenge

November 8, 1998 9:27 pm
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Would we be fit enough for our “adventure challenge”? We’d signed up for what was billed as an exhilarating 15-day Veracruz Adventure Challenge with Esprit Rafting of Davidson, Quebec. The package includes rafting the rapid-filled Barrancagrande River in the Sierre Madre Mountains, horseback riding, mountain hiking, and hiking through remote and lofty villages.

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Hidden Surprises in Gatineau Park

September 8, 1998 9:24 pm
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“I hereby bequeath to the Government of Canada as a public park in trust for the citizens of Canada… my several properties at Kingsmere, in the Province of Quebec, amounting in all to nearly Five Hundred (500) acres, and the houses and other buildings erected thereon.”

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Trekking: Travel Tips for a Honeymoon in South East Asia

June 8, 1998 9:21 pm
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Rom and Annie Cornforth recently returned from an eight-month honeymoon in South East Asia.

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Get to the Point: Yellow Point Lodge

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World War II POW Gerry Hill sustained his life during his internment by honing a cherished dream. He resolved to build a resort when he regained his freedom.

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Cushing Lodge Nature Retreat

May 8, 1998 9:03 pm
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There’s a hot tub with your name on it overlooking a private lake an hour’s drive from Ottawa. Just imagine how relaxed you’ll feel, toasty warm, luxuriating in the tub with the canopy of stars twinkling in the heavens above. Can you identify the constellations Orion and Big Dipper? You’ll find these and more far away from the light pollution of Ottawa.

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Florida's Nature Coast: Canadian Dollars at Par!

April 8, 1998 8:59 pm
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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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