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Safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa

(From the vault): Craig Reinhardus recalls the safari he went on in Mala Mala—a… [more]

Safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa Safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Stuck in the mud on a Tanzanian safari

(From the vault): Ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted to go to Africa to see the… [more]

Stuck in the mud on a Tanzanian safari Stuck in the mud on a Tanzanian safari

Bucket List for Kids: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Everyone should see Canada’s most famous natural attraction at least once and that… [more]

Bucket List for Kids: Niagara Falls, Ontario Bucket List for Kids: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Bucket List for Kids: White water rafting in the Rockies

Is white water rafting scary? It depends in large part on the rapids. Rapids rated… [more]

Bucket List for Kids: White water rafting in the Rockies Bucket List for Kids: White water rafting in the Rockies

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, Ontario, Canada

I knew nothing about Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse until the owner of the B&B… [more]

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, Ontario, Canada Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, Ontario, Canada

It’s relatively easy to travel in North Korea

Ron Perrier travelled in North Korea in October 2014, entering the country by train… [more]

It’s relatively easy to travel in North Korea It’s relatively easy to travel in North Korea

Bucket List for Kids: The Dinosaur Museum, Drumheller, Alberta

Canada’s Dinosaur Museum (aka the Royal Tyrrell Museum) has one of the largest… [more]

Bucket List for Kids: The Dinosaur Museum, Drumheller, Alberta Bucket List for Kids: The Dinosaur Museum, Drumheller, Alberta

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It’s relatively easy to travel in North Korea

It’s relatively easy to travel in North Korea

Ron Perrier travelled in North Korea in October 2014, entering the country by train from Beijing, China. Most people don’t know that it is possible to travel in North Korea, but with compromises, it is relatively easy. You will be accompanied by two minders at all times and only hear a one-sided account of history. Cost is considerable as visitors pay for their guides, food and accommodation in advance. The one thing you should never do is visit with the intent of stirring up trouble or making any kind of protest – your guides and any North Koreans having contact with your group will suffer very serious consequences and you’ll achieve nothing more than a speedy deportation. Our … Read entire article »

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A classic travel itinerary for Southeast Asia

A classic travel itinerary for Southeast Asia

This Canadian couple, recently retired, travelled independently for three months in Southeast Asia and wrote home about it, highlights of which are captured here. This is the quintessential Southeast Asian travel experience, and one that Barb and Ben Dietrich—new to this kind of travel—undertook with obvious humour, curiosity and class. What missing? Perhaps the Plain of Jars in Laos, Sapa in North Vietnam, the Mekong Delta in South Vietnam, Penang in Malaysia. So what. They left the … Read entire article »

Mexico City is all dressed up!

Mexico City is all dressed up!

Mexico City, the second largest city in the world after Tokyo, has been spiffed up. At least the downtown. It’s always been a culturally stimulating place, with more than 150 museums and over 100 art galleries. UNESCO declared it a National Historic Site many years ago, a place where one great culture is layered upon another. But it was looking a little seedy until the foundation set up in 1999 to “revitalize and rescue” the … Read entire article »