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Victoria Day Weekend: Fit for a Queen

Victoria Day Weekend:  Fit for a Queen
With the May 24th long weekend approaching most Canadians associate it with opening the cottage, gardening, bbqs, and the ubiquitous 2-4 of Canadian beer.  However, the May long weekend, is officially named after Queen Victoria and celebrates her birthday.  This year its her 191st! (She is looking...
Toronto | Tags: holiday | | Comments: 0

Urban Walks for Moms & Kids

Urban Walks for Moms & Kids
There are plenty of places around the Lower Mainland where families can go for pleasant strolls.  For moms with strollers, the sidewalks are wide enough but in some areas you  might have to navigate around lamp posts, bike racks, sidewalk cafe tables, newspaper boxes and rude pedestrians who don’t...
Vancouver | Tags: family | featuredarticle | park | walking | | Comments: 0

Free Golf for Kids at Phoenix Courses

Free Golf for Kids at Phoenix Courses
Are you looking for an activity to keep your kids busy this summer? Try the “Kids Play Free” golf program for kids 17 and under. Introduced by The City of Phoenix, this program is designed to encourage more families to enjoy the sport of golf and in particular introduce junior golf to local children....
Phoenix | Tags: deals | family | featuredarticle | golf | kids | | Comments: 1

Why Budget Travelers Should Follow Hotels on Twitter

Why Budget Travelers Should Follow Hotels on Twitter
Celebrities, athletes, your mother… it seems as though just about everyone has joined the Twitter craze, and hotel chains are no different.  As people and businesses are realizing the power of social media, they are reaching out and advertising through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. What...
budget travel | Tags: featuredarticle | hotel | | Comments: 3

One of Dublin’s Best Brunch Spots

One of Dublin’s Best Brunch Spots
The Lennox Cafe is so quaint, so quality, and so affordable that I shouldn’t even be writing about it. Before this weekend, I had tried a few times to have brunch at Lennox Cafe, only to find a line of people out the door waiting for a table. I was discouraged at the time, but after hearing from...
Dublin | Tags: brunch | cafe | featuredarticle | restaurant | | Comments: 1

Running in Tlalpan Park

Running in Tlalpan Park
On any given day you’ll likely find joggers and runners circling the gravel track that winds through Tlalpan Park, locally known as the Bosque de Tlalpan.  Sunday mornings are especially popular when vendor stalls cluster around the park entrance and runners can purchase everything from fresh fruit...
Mexico | Tags: featuredarticle | park | running | | Comments: 1

Manuscript heaven

Manuscript heaven
Lambeth Palace is where the Archbishop of Canterbury lives when he’s in London. The Archbishops have lived there for hundreds of years – and many of them have been scholars and book-collectors. Not surprising then that the Palace is putting on an exhibition of  books from the Archbishop’s...
London | Tags: lambeth | london exhibitions | london museums | | Comments: 0

International Museum Day

International Museum Day
May 18 is International Museum Day.  Since 1977, museums around the world have held a special celebration to honor and promote the traditions and enrichment they bring to our lives.  Each year, participating museums choose a theme and this year’s is “Museums for Social Harmony”. ...
Houston | Tags: free | museums | | Comments: 1

Hong Kong Disneyland Offers Braille Nature Walk Guidebook

Hong Kong Disneyland Offers Braille Nature Walk Guidebook
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is home to millions of trees and shrubs.  So many in fact that one-eighth of Hong Kong’s butterfly species find a home there among the 80 types of trees and flowers. Scattered around the grounds of the Resort, the lush landscape can be seen on the Park  Promenade that...
Disney | Tags: featuredarticle | Hong Kong Disneyland | nature trails | | Comments: 1

Mount St. Helens: It Was 30 Years Ago Today

Mount St. Helens:  It Was 30 Years Ago Today
Volcanic ash is no stranger to the Seattle area, and today celebrates the 30th anniversary of the eruption of our own volcano – the active stratovolacano, Mount St. Helens.  Located about 100 miles south of Seattle, the mountain gave warning of a pending blow, with activity that included a moderate...
Seattle | Tags: featuredarticle | volcano | | Comments: 4

5 Famous Attractions at One Amazing Pricede

5 Famous Attractions at One Amazing Pricede
Make your pass around Southern California in 14 days an easy one using the Southern California CityPass.  The 2010 attraction pass includes five famous Southern California attractions for only $269. This is a savings from $379.  Youth CityPass is also available, ages 3-9 for $229. It’s easy as...
San Diego | Tags: Attractions | deals | | Comments: 1

Restaurant Review – Upscale Mexican Street Food at Oyamel

Restaurant Review – Upscale Mexican Street Food at Oyamel
Restaurant Oyamel Cocina Mexicana updates and refines the classic tastes of Mexican street food and small plates with modernized home-style cooking that spans the history of Mexico.  Named after the mountainous fir tree that is home to Mexico’s Monarch butterflies before they start their annual 3,000...
Washington DC | Tags: restaurant | top-feature | | Comments: 3

Brewers Canal: Neat Gables and Handsome Warehouses

Brewers Canal: Neat Gables and Handsome Warehouses
The rows of red shuttered windows along Brouwersgracht look like multi-occupancy cuckoo clocks. No wonder that Brouwersgracht, Brewers’ Canal, features in almost every Amsterdam brochure or guidebook. In the 16th century, Brouwersgracht seethed with traders and reeked of fish and beer. It lay on the...
Amsterdam | Tags: featuredarticle | things to see in Amsterdam | | Comments: 1

Trade Sydney Traffic for the Green Tranquility of Bombah Point Eco Cottages

Trade Sydney Traffic for the Green Tranquility of Bombah Point Eco Cottages
There’s nothing like a getaway to the country to recharge your batteries. Last weekend my husband I left the hustle and bustle of the city far behind for a stay at Bombah Point Eco Cottages. The kitchen of our Bombah Point Eco Cottage Bombah Point is just two and a half hours drive from Sydney, but...
Sydney | Tags: accommodation | eco-friendly accommodation | Scenic & Short Trips | | Comments: 0

Red Fort in New Delhi

Red Fort in New Delhi
Historically, the Red Fort in New Delhi has been the capital of the Mughals until 1857 and then the British forces took over the Red Fort from the Mughal Empreror. The British Raj used it as a military camp. Nowadays, the Red Fort is wonderful tourist attraction. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The...
New Delhi | Tags: Attractions | monuments | | Comments: 1

Deep-Fried Delights at the Mercado de Antojitos

Deep-Fried Delights at the Mercado de Antojitos
The Mercado de Antojitos, or snack market, in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City is a great and inexpensive place to sample some Mexican favorites including deep-fried quesadillas and flautas (deep-fried chicken tacos).  The market also serves Mexican specialties such as pozole (a traditional...
Mexico | Tags: cheap eats | featuredarticle | markets | | Comments: 1

Dallas Summer Musicals presents Little House on the Prairie – The Musical

Dallas Summer Musicals presents Little House on the Prairie – The Musical
Little House on the Prairie ensemble with Melissa Gilbert I recently had the pleasure of attending Dallas Summer Musicals production of “Little House on the Prairie – The Musical.” The story is based upon the classic book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which chronicles a young pioneer...
Dallas | Tags: theater | top-feature | | Comments: 1

A Citizen of the World – A Resident of Toronto

A Citizen of the World – A Resident of Toronto
A city is for exploring.  There is always more one can do, see and learn.  Each city has a pulse and a unique energy – and Toronto is no different. Toronto has been my home for 30+ years, and I am still, each and every day, discovering all that the city has to offer.  After living in two of...
Toronto | Tags: explore | featuredarticle | | Comments: 1

Make leis for Memorial Day

Make leis for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives in service to the country, and this year on the Friday, May 28, before Memorial Day, the Outrigger Hotels in Waikiki are offering a special lei making tutorial. The giving of lei has always been a traditional Hawaiian way to welcome, congratulate...
Hawaii | Tags: featuredarticle | lei | Waikiki | | Comments: 0

Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation

Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation
Athletes looking to combine a new race with their vacation plans should consider Houston for their next destination.  Low and flat, Houston is great if you are looking for a faster paced run, without much (or any!) elevation change.  There are half and full marathons going on year-round, but be...
Houston | Tags: featuredarticle | running | sports | | Comments: 3