Travel

Toronto Ice Storm

By Robert Stephen (TORONTO, ON) – You can hear branches crashing down. Some streets are closed due to downed hyrdo wires. Street cars are cancelled. A…


Treacherous But Tasty

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL) – Completely frayed by jet lag, a 10:30 a.m. tasting at Poças in Gaia and a heavy…


Lights, Camera, Action

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (PORTO, PORTUGAL) – Lest we get mired in our appreciation for traditional Portuguese dining and hotels (such as within the…


Healthy Holiday Yoga Retreat

By Marilyn Reaume (BANCROFT, ON) – My daughter recently took up Yin yoga and says it’s exactly what she’s been looking for when it comes…


Safe And Serene On The Mayan Riviera

By Marilyn Reaume (CANCUN, MEXICO) – When I told friends I was vacationing in Mexico this year, they questioned my safety. What about drug cartels?…



Holland – A Simpler Way Of Life

By Marilyn Reaume (WINDSOR, ON) -Is Holland pastoral or risqué, charming or avant-garde?  The answer is:  both.   During a one week stay in this fascinating…


A Simpler Life

By Marilyn Reaume (WINDSOR, ON) – We were cruising along the highway near Kagawong, after a delightful afternoon at Bridal Veil Falls, when it happened. …


The City By The River

By Marilyn Reaume (CHIGAGO, IL) – It may be urban legend, but when Mrs. O’Leary’s cow started the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 decimating one-third…


Brittany – France’s Best Kept Secret

By Marilyn Reaume (WINDSOR, ON) – Parisians typically holiday on the Cote D’Azur, the Mediterranean jewel frequented by tourists worldwide.  Yet, so few people realize,…