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Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton-Burlington, Canada

There are several reasons why the Royal Botanical Gardens is unique, the first being… [more]

Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton-Burlington, Canada Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton-Burlington, Canada

A classic travel itinerary for Southeast Asia

This Canadian couple, recently retired, travelled independently for three months… [more]

A classic travel itinerary for Southeast Asia A classic travel itinerary for Southeast Asia

Beth Chatto Gardens, East Anglia, England

 Beth Chatto was no ordinary gardener, turning what was once a wasteland into 5… [more]

Beth Chatto Gardens, East Anglia, England Beth Chatto Gardens, East Anglia, England

Mexico City is all dressed up!

Mexico City, the second largest city in the world after Tokyo, has been spiffed up.… [more]

Mexico City is all dressed up! Mexico City is all dressed up!

Antarctica: Penguins and Icebergs

From the vault: Joyce Sinclair and her husband travelled to Antarctica to see its… [more]

Antarctica: Penguins and Icebergs Antarctica: Penguins and Icebergs

Final leg of a classic trip through Southeast Asia

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

Final leg of a classic trip through Southeast Asia Final leg of a classic trip through Southeast Asia

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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 »

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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 »