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The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Why would Kathie Lee, a modern Canadian mom, want to visit an old growth wet forest… [more]

The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #4: Cambodia; Stop #5: Southern Thailand

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three… [more]

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #4: Cambodia; Stop #5: Southern Thailand They left the farm to see the world: Stop #4: Cambodia; Stop #5: Southern Thailand

Seeing “all” of Japan on a Japan Rail Pass

Ron Perrier, a retired Canadian physician, spent a month this year travelling by… [more]

Seeing “all” of Japan on a Japan Rail Pass Seeing “all” of Japan on a Japan Rail Pass

Why Cuernavaca, Mexico, disappoints

Cuernavaca (kwehr-nah-vah-kah) is one of Mexico’s better-known colonial cities.… [more]

Why Cuernavaca, Mexico, disappoints Why Cuernavaca, Mexico, disappoints

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

If you follow the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River along Charlevoix’s Route… [more]

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

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The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Why would Kathie Lee, a modern Canadian mom, want to visit an old growth wet forest in Central America? Because of the bugs! Q: Corcovado National Park is rather remote, in the very south of Costa Rica. How did you come to visit it? A: My partner and I were vacationing with family at Dominical, Costa Rica and the plan was that we’d have a couple of days on our own. When we learned that Corcovado National Park, a protected rainforest, was on the Osa Peninsula just down the road from where we were staying, we knew that was where we wanted to go. Q: What was the big attraction for you? A: I read that there are 6,000 species of insects … Read entire article »

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

If you follow the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River along Charlevoix’s Route 362, you will be on one of the most scenic drives in Canada. The drive is relatively short, a distance of 58 km with some side trips—steep dips, I would call them—and if you’re thinking about doing it in a day you’ll be shortchanging the experience. The River Drive, as it is called, links Baie-Saint-Paul in the south and La Malbaie in the north, passing through some of Quebec’s most beautiful villages. You’ll be on a mountain overlooking this massive river and then suddenly the road winds down, down, down to the shoreline. It’s breathtaking and you will be sorely disappointed that you … Read entire article »

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Seeing “all” of Japan on a Japan Rail Pass

Seeing “all” of Japan on a Japan Rail Pass

Ron Perrier, a retired Canadian physician, spent a month this year travelling by train in Japan. Another country, my twelfth this winter. Another currency (worth about 100 yen to the $US), driving on the left, and another language that I don’t know a word of, with a people who speak virtually no English. A culture radically different from what we know in North America. If you put us in the middle, India would be on … Read entire article »