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A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

Our family of twelve spent 2 weeks in southern Costa Rica near the surfing town of… [more]

A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

Hiking with kids: Lake Annette Trail, Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies, is a popular place to hike and some… [more]

Hiking with kids:  Lake Annette Trail, Banff National Park, Alberta Hiking with kids:  Lake Annette Trail, Banff National Park, Alberta

Robert Brady’s house and garden, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Americans have been coming to Cuernavaca for decades, living in splendid seclusion… [more]

Robert Brady’s house and garden, Cuernavaca, Mexico Robert Brady’s house and garden, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Vientiane and the weird Buddha Park, Laos

Vientiane, capital of Laos, is often described as laid-back and in the middle of… [more]

Vientiane and the weird Buddha Park, Laos Vientiane and the weird Buddha Park, Laos

Best stops along Ontario’s West Coast

The area that lies on Lake Huron’s southeast shore is appropriately called Huron… [more]

Best stops along Ontario’s West Coast Best stops along Ontario’s West Coast

A look behind Stratford, Ontario’s annual celebration of theatre

I’ve always visited Stratford, a small Victorian city in southern Ontario, Canada,… [more]

A look behind Stratford, Ontario’s annual celebration of theatre A look behind Stratford, Ontario’s annual celebration of theatre

Ethnobotanical Garden, Oaxaca, Mexico

There is a garden in Oaxaca City that both gardeners and non-gardeners seem to fall… [more]

Ethnobotanical Garden, Oaxaca, Mexico Ethnobotanical Garden, Oaxaca, Mexico

Seven days in Bhutan

Ron Perrier, a Canadian retiree committed to seeing the world, visited Bhutan in… [more]

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A look behind Stratford, Ontario’s annual celebration of theatre

A look behind Stratford, Ontario’s annual celebration of theatre

I’ve always visited Stratford, a small Victorian city in southern Ontario, Canada, because of its world-renowned Shakespearean festival.  Well that’s not completely true. I can remember going there when my children were very young and I can’t imagine it was Shakespeare we saw although it was a matinee in the main theatre—the Festival Theatre. I remember we all loved the stage and how the actors kept disappearing through these trap doors. My sister Charlotte met … Read entire article »

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A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

Our family of twelve spent 2 weeks in southern Costa Rica near the surfing town of Dominical, a laid-back location removed from the maddening crowds.  We chose Dominical primarily because it is situated near mountains, jungle and sea and is relatively close to Corcovado and Manual Antonio National Parks.  We anticipated that such an area would offer a range of activities to entertain and excite our family of two grandparents, two young couples and six … Read entire article »