A Day at the Races
Jun04

A Day at the Races

I’m usually not one to “tell tales out of school”, but this one I think I can share. My father always wanted to own horses. Just before he fell ill, he was making plans to return to Canada, purchase some land, and fulfill his dream of being a horse owner. There have been many things I’ve been able to do as his daughter that would lend themselves to experiences he never got to have. However, I never thought that fulfilling his dream of...

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TRAVEL FEATURE: Meanderings & Wanderings in the Highlands of Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Jun03

TRAVEL FEATURE: Meanderings & Wanderings in the Highlands of Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Be it the historical battles for supremacy, the allure of its people, the exhilaration of its mountain scenery or the romance of its castles, Scotland will embrace you in its magic of curiosity, intrigue and wonder. To accurately appreciate the breadth of Scotland’s history, let’s start back when its oldest habitation, a place known as Skara Brae, was discovered around 1850, on the shores of the Bay of Skaill, Orkney Islands. When...

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Pelee Island: Enjoying Island Life in Ontario
Mar13

Pelee Island: Enjoying Island Life in Ontario

I feel so guilty letting this secret out! You really don’t have to go far, board a plane or spend a fortune to get away from it all to have an island experience. Ontario’s Pelee Island offers it all: peace and serenity, no traffic, friendly people, ecotourism and birding, culture, bicycling, history and … a winery! The beaches are great too, stretching way, way, out with shallow, warm waters…even I went in to enjoy the waves. Pelee...

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Iceland: A nation of extreme contrasts, moulded by fire and ice.
Mar13

Iceland: A nation of extreme contrasts, moulded by fire and ice.

It’s no wonder Iceland’s unique otherworldly environment is used for filming fantasy movies. This isolated island, straddling the Arctic Circle has an allure of dramatic landscapes, abrupt headlands, massive glaciers and gigantic waterfalls that are humbling in size. The Icelandic peoples, originally Viking (since mid 9th c.) and northern Scandinavian descent, have been influenced by Denmark since the early 1400s....

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Thailand: Travel and Exploration
Dec03

Thailand: Travel and Exploration

For our winter edition, we’ve decided to do something a little different. I’ve been given the distinct pleasure of interviewing one of our very own, the amazing Amanda Kelly. Amanda is a member of our production team, and also just happens to be the office “sweetheart”. When this project sheet came across my desk, and I saw that I was going to learn about her month-long trip to Thailand, I knew I was in for something special. What I...

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The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Dec03

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

You would think that many of us would know exactly what a donkey is, however, after spending time with Lesley Bayne, Executive Director of The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in Guelph, ON, I realized there was so much more to these incredible animals. Here is this beautiful organization’s mission statement: “To provide a lifelong home to donkeys, mules, and hinnies that are unwanted, neglected or abused, or whose owners can no longer care...

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