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The Sites of Edinburgh

Travel Story and photos by Mary Ann Simpkins “Edinburgh is a very easy city to fall in love with,” says Alexander McCall Smith. The Scottish author adds, “It’s so beautiful; and intriguing.” Draped over seven hills—like Rome—Edinburgh is a living history museum. The streets filled with reminders of its turbulent past. Edinburgh...

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News and adventure to expand your horizons

Travel Bug By Susan Campbell A different kind of travel bubble  The protected pachyderms at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Sanctuary and Resort in Thailand must get a big kick out of having the chance to observe humans in their natural habitat for a change when guests spend the night in these transparent suites on the edge...

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Travelling Back in Time

Travel Story and photos by Mary Ann Simpkins Centuries-old Germany The Mosel River meanders through a valley bypassed mainly by progress. Vines cling to steep hillsides that plunge to the river. Between vineyards lie medieval towns, castles and remains of the Mosel Valley’s Roman heritage. Trier Our trip began in Trier...

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Trafalgar Sparks a Return to Travel

Offering family-friendly vacations for stress-free travel Trafalgar is preparing to welcome back Canadian guests with the eventual return to travel along with the launch of their fun, hands-on and educational 2021-22 Family Tours program. These family vacations feature experiences that keep each member happy, from little ones...

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News and adventure to expand your horizons

Travel Bug By Susan Campbell Sandals makes a big footprint in Curaçao The little Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is very excited with this big addition to their hosting options, with Sandals having invested multi-millions of dollars in transforming the historic resort situated on the old Santa Barbara plantation into their...

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Beyond Lisbon

Travel Story and photos by Mary Ann Simpkins Visit the untouched parts of Portugal Beyond Lisbon and the Algarve is a part of Portugal that has barely changed over the centuries. Between the Atlantic coast and the mountainous green interior lies a countryside of medieval villages, ancient castles and world-famous vineyards. The...

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Rebirth of Dresden

Travel By Mary Ann Simpkins Keystone city remains a major cultural centre Dresden was once among Europe’s most beautiful cities. A jewel of Baroque architecture. Home to the rulers of Saxony in eastern Germany close to the Czech border, until the allies’ intense bombing of the city in February 1945. Much of this city was left...

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News and adventure to expand your horizons

Travel Bug By Susan Campbell Cruise to an extraordinary once-in-a-decade expo Scenic Cruises, long focused on sustainable travel, will include a visit to the 7th International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo as part of their “Enrich Your World” campaign in seven of their all inclusive luxury European itineraries. The...

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Nature is the New luxury

Travel By Michele Peterson Photos: Jeremy Koreski, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Some of the planet’s best outdoor adventures happen on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. Here, where the mountains meet the Pacific, black bears scoop salmon from the water’s edge, inlets come alive...

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News and adventure to expand your horizons

Travel Bug By Susan Campbell Longest river cruise ever AMAWaterways is banking on the fanatical fan-ship of those who love river cruises and miss them dearly by offering the longest itinerary ever imagined. The new Seven River Journey Through Europe spans a whopping 46 days through 14 different countries. They promise guests...

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