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Quebec’s Eastern Townships offer many “aha” moments

Quebec’s Eastern Townships offer many “aha” moments

I’ve travelled through the Eastern Townships of Quebec on a number of occasions principally because the highway that takes me to Vermont runs through it. I never stopped for more than a few hours until September, which happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit this part of Canada. I had certain expectations before going. A family I know goes skiing there every year, so I assumed there would be mountains. … Read entire article »

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Do travel legs get wobbly?

Do travel legs get wobbly?

Every day until 2030, 10,000 American baby boomers will be turning 65 and many of them will be travelling. They will need something to fill their days when they’re no longer commuting to the office. Collecting “memorable experiences” seems promising, according to “Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending”. It is that time in life when collecting more stuff has little appeal. In fact, the World Tourism Organization predicts international travel worldwide will rise by … Read entire article »

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San Gabriel de Barrera garden, Guanajuato, Mexico

San Gabriel de Barrera garden, Guanajuato, Mexico

There is a large estate outside Guanajuato, once owned by a wealthy silver-mining family, with 17 small and exquisite gardens that the public can visit. In past years the land where the gardens are situated was used for processing silver using the patio system whereby silver ore would be finely crushed, mixed with salt, water, copper sulfate and mercury, and spread out on the patios to dry before being melted into bars and shipped off … Read entire article »

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Lively and cultural Guanajuato, Mexico

Lively and cultural Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato (gwah-nah-HWAH-toh) is perhaps Mexico’s most celebrated colonial city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, both charming and sophisticated. It’s 355 km northwest of Mexico City, a four-hour journey on a luxury bus. I had previously visited on a daytrip from San Miguel de Allende, which didn’t do it justice, so decided on five days this year. My arrival was not an easy one. The city is in the Sierra de Guanajuato Mountain and the taxi that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cultural travel, Mexico