September 30th, 2020

Travel

Bajan beauty abounds

By Steve MacNaull on February 8th, 2020

The Bajan Queen partied too hard. And now she’s at rest on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. But, all is good. This 45-metre tugboat, which toiled for years at the port in Bridgetown, Barbados and finished out her above-water life as a tourist-party boat, was sunk deliberately in Carlisle Bay in 2001. Now, in ... Read More »

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Appetite growing for Indigenous tourism

By Mansoor Ladha on January 25th, 2020

Now is the time for Indigenous tourism in Canada. The Canadian public seems to have suddenly cultivated an appetite for Indigenous tourism and the industry is initiating programmes and itineraries highlighting different aspects of Indigenous tourism. The Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria has been fortunate to hire a First Nation Cultural Liaison Officer who has ... Read More »

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A perfect day of rain in New Zealand

By Steve MacNaull on January 4th, 2020

At first, the rain is barely a mist on my face. Feather-soft and refreshing, the tiny droplets have somehow navigated their way through the thick canopy of trees, massive ferns and vines. Before long, the precipitation is a steady drizzle, which quickly morphs into a savage downpour. I pull up the hood on my rain ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Beautiful Santorini deserves its reputation

By Neil Harris on November 23rd, 2019

Santorini (Santa Irena, Saint Irene) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. It is the southerly-most island of the Cyclades Islands of Greece in the Ionian Sea. The island is roughly the shape of a reverse C, the remnant of an enormous volcanic eruption in the mid-16th century BC. The Minoan Eruption ... Read More »

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Hockey in the palm trees

By Steve MacNaull on November 16th, 2019

As we emerge from the urban, palm tree forest, there it is. The 17,500-seat SAP Centre, a silver-sided edifice better known as the Shark Tank, is the home rink of the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks. This is definitely going to be NHL hockey, California-style. Me and my son, Alex, have walked three blocks ... Read More »

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Things are hot and cold in Dubai

By Mansoor Ladha on October 26th, 2019

I was in Dubai in July. We were visiting Ski Dubai, a 22,500-square-metre indoor ski resort in the Mall of the Emirates, the largest shopping “resort” in the world. The temperature outside was 109 F, or 43 C! Inside the temperature was a chilly -4 C. It was like a miracle. We found it hard ... Read More »

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Monkeying around in Gibralter

By Steve MacNaull on October 19th, 2019

We affectionately name him Gib. Admittedly, it’s not a very original moniker for an adorable baby monkey on the little peninsula of Gibraltar. After all, Gib is the nickname of this seven-square-kilometre chunk of rock in the Mediterranean, which is an overseas territory of the U.K. dangling from the southernmost tip of Spain. And, by ... Read More »

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A cliffhanger adventure at Greywolf

By Bruce Penton on September 21st, 2019

It’s an 18-kilometre drive up a winding mountain road and the anticipation builds through every turn in the road. Finally, Greywolf Golf Course appears at the top of the mountain at Panorama, B.C., and the adventure is about to begin. And what an adventure! The 20-year-old course, part of a cluster of terrific tracks in ... Read More »

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Morning bread and wine are the preferred refreshment on this Italian Riviera excursion

By Steve MacNaull on September 14th, 2019

It’s the breakfast of champions on the Italian Riviera. A chunk of focaccia bread washed down with a glass of white wine launches the day with flair for dock workers and tradesmen as well as slightly hungover tourists. In the case of the tour group my wife and I are hiking with from Santa Margherita ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Small towns, big attractions

By Ernest Fode on August 31st, 2019

My summer road trip started in Tucson, Ariz, and ended in Las Vegas. During my two weeks plus trip I visited small out-of-the-way places like Gila Bend, Yuma, Needles, Bullhead City, Laughlin and Primm. Arriving in Tucson the temperature was a sizzling 42 C on July 17. What interested me the most during my stay ... Read More »

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