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How not to go birding in Cape May, New Jersey

How not to go birding in Cape May, New Jersey

A good friend of mine is a birder and one of the go-to places on her bird watching list has been Cape May on the coast of New Jersey in the United States. So when … Read entire article »

Burning Man, Nevada, USA

Burning Man, Nevada, USA

For one week every year, thousands of people gather in the Nevada desert for a festival dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. Ron Perrier was one of them. Burning Man has become one of the … Read entire article »

A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains

A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Susan Hubay and her husband took their beloved VW van to the world music and arts festival that is held each year near Floyd, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They were there for what … Read entire article »

Kauai, the Garden Isle of Hawaii

Kauai, the Garden Isle of Hawaii

As we sat in the shuttle bus, waiting to be transported from the airport to downtown Waikiki, the driver asked passengers about their travel destinations.  When we told him that we were flying to ‘Kauai’, … Read entire article »

Allerton Garden, Kauai, Hawaii

Allerton Garden, Kauai, Hawaii

For those of us who love to explore gardens, it is always satisfying to discover one where the story behind the garden is as compelling as the garden itself. The Allerton Garden in Kauai is … Read entire article »

Waterton and Glacier National Parks: Hugging the Canada-USA border

Waterton and Glacier National Parks: Hugging the Canada-USA border

Erin and Andrew Sunter and their children spent a few days this summer at the International Peace Park, staying in the townsite of Waterton on the Canadian side and crossing the border for a hike … Read entire article »

Yellowstone, America’s most beloved park

Yellowstone, America’s most beloved park

The first national park in the United States as well as in the world was Yellowstone National Park. Almost 3 million visitors go there every year. It’s huge—over 2 million acres with 5 different entrances. … Read entire article »

Christmas in Vegas with the girls

Christmas in Vegas with the girls

I never could imagine me spending Christmas in Las Vegas and staying at the same hotel as Prince Harry and Oprah. That’s the Harry who is third in line to the British throne and was … Read entire article »

Black Hills of South Dakota, USA

Black Hills of South Dakota, USA

 Andrew and Erin Sunter and their children Aidan and Parker travelled from Toronto, Canada through the northern United States, before heading up to Canmore, Alberta. The first couple of days were mostly spent driving, with … Read entire article »

On to the Grand Canyon

On to the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, which lies in the state of Arizona in the USA, is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. Cheryl and Tom Sunter, Canadian ‘snowbirds’, visit it almost yearly … Read entire article »

Underestimating San Francisco (and what lies beyond)

Underestimating San Francisco (and what lies beyond)

San Francisco is much more than a travel destination for someone who grew up in the 1960s as I did. Unfortunately I only realized that when I was on board the plane that was taking … Read entire article »

Road trip south along US Route 66

Road trip south along US Route 66

Route 66 is sometimes called The Mother Road. It was the trail that migrants from the eastern United States used when they left their homes to start a new life in the west. Lyrics, movies … Read entire article »

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, perched on the edge of the USA

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, perched on the edge of the USA

There is much to admire about the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, not far from Freeport. First is its location, which is at the end of a peninsula surrounded by salt water. Secondly, it’s … Read entire article »

May I introduce: The fairies of Maine, USA

May I introduce: The fairies of Maine, USA

While travelling in Southeast Asia earlier this year, I learned a lot about the spiritual world. Many people there believe spirits are everywhere and outside virtually every house in Thailand and Laos you will find … Read entire article »

New York City with the girls

New York City with the girls

There is something intoxicating about New York City for it’s a place I return to time and again and always find something new to do and see. It’s a 24/7 city where you can grab … Read entire article »

Celebrating my 30th in the great city of Chicago

Celebrating my 30th in the great city of Chicago

I have wanted to go to Chicago ever since I took a history of music class in university. The class focused on the origins and development of popular music in the twentieth century and how … Read entire article »