Tag: Destinations

Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

Ecuador is slightly more than 283,000 square kilometres in size and is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. It is set on the equator, thus its name, and is considered to be the most compact “mega-diverse” country in the universe. In addition, in 2018, Ecuador celebrated the 40th anniversary of its capital […]

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Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

Ice, snow, tumbling temperatures: No one ever said an Ottawa winter is an easy ride. But that’s no excuse for spending the season cocooned with a hot toddy and good book — not when there’s a ton of fun waiting outside your front door. So grab your tuque and mitts, and let’s see what we […]

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Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

Travelling the world and getting to know new cultures and civilizations has enriched my life, but I always fall captive to Bulgaria’s special charm. Every spot in my small home country has a beauty that will enchant the human heart. Bulgaria is situated in southeastern Europe on the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Bulgaria […]

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Fall into autumn with these day trips

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Fall into autumn with these day trips

The bright, crisp days of autumn are custom-made for day-tripping and overnighters. Summer’s wilting heat has vanished, snow hasn’t yet arrived and fall’s melancholy air throws life into sharper relief. So, pack a lunch — or at least your debit card — and head for the open road. Tromping and shooting Leading back-road photography trips has […]

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The United Arab Emirates: Something for everyone

The United Arab Emirates: Something for everyone

Whether you are a luxury traveller looking to relax on pristine beaches or spend time shopping in the world’s most glamorous malls, an adventure seeker looking to journey by camel over golden sand dunes or ride on the longest zipline, or someone looking for an entertaining family-friendly vacation with some of the largest waterslide and […]

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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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