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Exploring the Ancient in Athens
I will never forget cruising the Aegean Sea on the final morning aboard our Celestyal Cruise ship awaiting ...
February 16, 2019
Prague: City of a Hundred Spires
It was with some misgivings that I prepared for my visit to Prague, Czech Republic’s capital nicknamed City ...
January 15, 2019
Two Great European Capitals: Berlin and London
Two world capitals are at a turning point in their histories. Brexit may change London forever, and Berlin ...
May 5, 2018
Newfound Charm on Fogo Island, Newfoundland
FOGO ISLAND, Canada—In order to enjoy the incredible calm of the ocean and the shining coolness of the ...
April 12, 2018
Bahamas: Paradise Island Celebrates an Anniversary
Ever considered going to paradise for a vacation? The Sivananda Ashram located on Paradise Island, Bahamas, is celebrating ...
January 18, 2018
The Great German Unknowns: Leipzig and Halle
It’s hard to believe, as you stand near the tomb of Johann Sebastian Bach, that Bach’s music and ...
December 14, 2017
Wales: Of Saints, Dylan Thomas, and the Coast Path
I must admit I didn't know a lot about Wales before recently venturing there to trek its stunning ...
June 11, 2017
Spain: The Galician Way
The Camino de Santiago (St. James Way), a pilgrimage route in Galicia in northwestern Spain, attracts an endless ...
May 2, 2017
A bicycle tour of Ottawa and Gatineau
Drifting in a hot air balloon high above Canada's Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, I look down upon the ...
April 4, 2017
Colombia: Enigmatic, Vibrant, Hospitable
Editor's note: Canada advises exercising a high degree of caution if travelling to Colombia due to the unpredictable ...
January 1, 2017
Pittsburgh: My Kind of Town
When it comes to Pittsburgh, the city I like to call the well-known unknown, the skyline seems to ...
December 19, 2016
Cruises With a Difference
For many, the idea of ocean travel conjures of images of huge, overbearing cruise ships crammed with thousands ...
September 27, 2016
Bavaria: Fairy-Tale Castles and BMW World
I'm not sure what I expected when I boarded my Lufthansa flight from Ottawa to Bavaria's capital, Munich. ...
July 27, 2016
Beyond the Church Basement: The New PEI
My first trip to Prince Edward Island occurred in the, dare I say, good old days in the ...
July 8, 2015
Remembering Flanders Fields
Before I visited Belgium for the first time, I associated this tiny land with beer, chocolate, fries, and ...
April 9, 2015
Exploring Ireland’s Charming West/Northwest
Everything appeared as it should as we ate kippers for breakfast in the beautiful dining room at the ...
March 26, 2015
Dubai: Civility Amidst Surging Growth
Before I visited Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, I asked Arabic-speaking friends to give me a lesson ...
February 27, 2015
Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park
It is very easy to romanticize about what life must have been like at the end of the ...
January 30, 2015
A Tale of Two Dutch Cities
Art and architecture are such a vital, vibrant part of Dutch culture that people know the names of ...
January 19, 2015
Finland’s Take on Tango
There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. I noted this popular Finnish proverb at ...
February 22, 2014
Between Two Rocks and a Volcano
Months after our visit to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, fleeting memories remain firmly planted in our ...
January 25, 2014
Mexico and Tequila: A Great Mix at San Sebastian del Oeste
The Mexican resort of Puerto Vallarta started its upward climb in popularity in 1963 as the location of ...
January 5, 2014
We really can’t believe our eyes. It’s this surreal world of Toronto’s first rooftop aviary.
May 14, 2013
Floors Collapse at Russian University in St. Petersburg
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Aurora Gunman Obtained Firearm Permit Despite Felony Conviction
Nauert Withdraws as Candidate for UN Ambassador Citing ‘Grueling’ Time for Family
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Employee Being Fired Fatally Shoots 5 Co-workers in Illinois
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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against President Trump for ‘Illegal’ National Emergency
Last ISIS Holdout on Verge of Defeat in East Syria
Japanese Prime Minister Nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
Colin Kaepernick Settles National Anthem Kneeling Collusion Case Against NFL:Reports
Networks Kept ‘No Collusion’ Senate Investigation Result Off Evening Newscasts, Report Says
Active Shooter at Industrial Park in Illinois: Police