Tag: Destinations

Israel: The land of creation

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Israel: The land of creation

When Canadians ask me what to do when they visit Israel, I tell them that the possibilities are endless, as there is so much to do and see and something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of my favourite spots. Family Fun: From north to south The North: Tiberias, located on the western shore […]

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Spring awakening: Adventures near Ottawa

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Spring awakening: Adventures near Ottawa

Blue cheese, steel beds and A.Y. Jackson: An unlikely combination, but they’re part of our spring round-up of travel tips for anyone hankering to throw off the shackles of winter and explore places and events within driving distance of Ottawa. We’ve even come up with some suggestions that are within the city limits. Going under: […]

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Germany: History, culture and cuisine

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Germany: History, culture and cuisine

Every year, nearly half a million Canadians visit Germany, a number that increased by 8.8 per cent between 2016 and 2017 alone — and for good reason. Even though it is only about the size of Newfoundland and Labrador, Germany offers an amazing array of natural and cultural landscapes — from enchanted forests and rugged mountain […]

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No excuse for cocooning this winter

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
No excuse for cocooning this winter

It’s January, and the cold stuff will be with us for awhile. You could head south — and maybe you will — but why not get out and relish an Ottawa winter? It’s bracing, sometimes breathtakingly gorgeous and always a reminder that life offers unending variety. With that in mind, we’ve cooked up some cool […]

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Welcome to 100-year-old Latvia

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Welcome to 100-year-old Latvia

In 2018, Latvia celebrates 100 years since we became an independent state on Nov. 18, 1918. The birth of Latvia as a state coincided with major changes on the political map of the world. We celebrate our centenary of statehood with the very best that we can offer: an ancient, well-rooted, but modern culture, great […]

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Autumn and winter activities: The lesser-known gems

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Autumn and winter activities: The lesser-known gems

Ottawa summers are short. That makes it way too easy to start cocooning or to slip into the usual social routine come October. Nothing wrong with familiar stuff, of course, but it doesn’t do much to broaden our perspectives or sharpen our brains. To that end, we offer some lesser-known places and events in and […]

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Italy: A country that has it all

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Italy: A country that has it all

Most people, but perhaps not all, know that Italy is the third most well-known country in the world, but do they also know that it’s the single most popular travel destination? We are proud that Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, and that it is […]

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The sea, sun and culture abound in Croatia

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
The sea, sun and culture abound in Croatia

When people ask me how much time they should spend in Croatia, usually my answer is two to three weeks. You might ask why so much time for such a small country — Croatia is about the same size as Nova Scotia, with a population similar to that of Alberta, at 4.2 million. The reason […]

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Indonesia: A world of wonder waiting for you

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Indonesia: A world of wonder waiting for you

When you work hard, you need to play harder. So why not recharge your batteries by travelling to Indonesia? It’s a place to relax your mind, reset your psyche and reconnect with your inner self. Indonesia is the biggest archipelago in the world; it will take you 37 years if you visit one island a […]

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Of humpbacks and humans

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Of humpbacks and humans

People say that absolutely nothing compares to swimming eye-to-eye with a 30,000-kilogram humpback whale with a body as long as a rail box-car. They’re right. The humans call her Canopy. She is famous among snorkellers for her friendly, relaxed and trusting way with humans and her affectionate behaviour towards her male calf. Today, she is […]

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