Tag - March/April 2021

No wrinkles in no time

When you need your clothes to look their wrinkle-free best while travelling and you’re pressed for time and don’t have an iron handy, InstaSteam can come to the rescue. They come in handy packable pouches with garment bags that you place your clothing in. Add water to the pouch of special all-natural minerals that create hot...

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Sculpt your feet into ship-shape

Quality insoles can make such a big difference in foot comfort and health, especially when you travel. But all insoles are not created equal. Typically, flat designs don’t fit your foot contour, which is why Superfeet® has created an innovative line of sculpted products as a result of 40 years of studying podiatric science...

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Much more than a backpack

Wherever your travels will be taking you, to the gym or Jakarta, this is the only bag you’ll need to stash your stuff. The Journey™ is a new modular concept system that fits into one sleek, lightweight and water resistant, durable backpack. Within the main carry-on compliant bag, you’ll find a day pack, a hip pack, a removable...

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Amazing eco-friendly finder gadget

If you’re always hunting for keys, wallet, phone, remote, etc., then you need a Chipolo. It’s a handy little ‘thing-finder’ gadget that connects to an app on your smartphone, and it can also connect to your virtual assistants, so you can simply ask it to find whatever you were looking for. It has many other cool ‘thingfinding’...

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News and adventure to expand your horizons

Travel Bug By Susan Campbell Chill with the polar bears in Churchill Natural Habitat Adventures offers the best safe, responsible, and sustainable opportunities to get close to polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba. Proudly partnering with World Wildlife Fund experts and Great White Bear Tours, their small group itineraries are...

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Maple Treats Springtime’s liquid gold

Off the Beaten Path By Madeline Kallio The legends about the discovery of maple sap are numerous, but a very special one is about the mouse who tried everything to survive a harsh winter. When the snow and ice covered the tender branches, he nibbled at the ironwood tree and found it too hard; he nibbled at the spruce and found...

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Furniture Layouts for Function and Form

Lifescape By Janet Armstrong, Certified Interior Designer, CAPS Creating the right ambience When you are planning updates to your living room, the first considerations are typically paint, decor accessories, draperies, flooring, and perhaps new furnishings. One of the considerations we often forget, but is important, is the...

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Bright Ideas for the Shade

In the Garden By Ann McQuillan Plenty of attractive options Are you looking for that elusive garden they call a “no maintenance garden?” Sorry, they do not exist; but I do think a garden in the shade comes fairly close. Trees and structures create shady spaces: a shade garden could be a large area under massive trees or a small...

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Rufus Introducing a new pet to the household

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston I first noticed him in February when he and my cat started hanging out together. I didn’t know then that the little red-and-white tabby was homeless, though it was clear that he was scared of human contact. However slowly I approached him, he ran away, a flash of red fur as he disappeared into the...

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Revisiting the Cold War

The Curious Trekker By Peter Johansen PHOTOS: DIEFENBUNKER: CANADA’S COLD WAR MUSEUM Planning and paranoia at the Diefenbunker I came of age during the Cold War of the 1950s, scampering under school desks for Emergency Broadcasting System drills. I knew it was serious stuff but had little more understanding of world politics...

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