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15
Nov

The Galapagos: Nature Lover’s Paradise

 Long a draw for the nature buff, birder and wildlife enthusiast, the Galapagos Island are a special destination indeed. There are a variety of ways to experience the islands, but we find most Canadians choose the fly/cruise option. You fly from Canada to Quito, the country’s capital for an overnight, and the next day board […]

15
Nov

Top Bike and Barge Vacations

  Bike and Barge vacations are growing in popularity.  If you are sure of what a Bike and Barge vacation is,  click here for our blog entry on this type of travel. 1) Danube Bike & Barge An Odyssey through Five Countries from Prague to Budapest—Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary. Prague to Passau, […]

15
Nov

Bike and Barging Holidays

  One type of active holiday people can’t seem to get enough of is bike-and-barging (“You can do that?” we hear all the time). Essentially it combines and the activity of a cycling holiday with the convenience of a floating hotel. The word “barge” sounds a little industrial, but believe us, some of these vessels […]

27
Oct

Halloween Destinations

  Dracula’s Castle, Romania Located in the mountains of the Transylvania region in Romania, Bran Castle has become famed as Dracula’s Castle. Some accounts say that Prince Vlad III was imprisoned in the castle for two months in the mid-1400s. The prince, better known as Vlad the Impaler, inspired Bram Stoker’s famous character. The castle […]

27
Oct

Recipe: Bats and Cobwebs

  The perfect dish for Halloween (or anytime). Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, chopped (optional) 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Method Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees […]

26
Oct

European Food Destinations

  Did somebody say food?  An exploration of some of the top European food destinations. Paris French cuisine is rated as one of the world’s finest. So Paris is a foregone conclusion on any list of top food cities. French gastronomy is so revered that UNESCO has named it to the list of world intangible […]