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Fairmont Royal York Coconut Macaroons

This is one of the oldest recipes at Fairmont Royal York dating back to 1929. Ingredients 6 Egg Whites 1 cup Granulated Sugar 2 cups Fine Dry Coconut flakes or Shred 2 Tbsp Cornstarch 1 Tbsp Cake Flour 1 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour Method Combine all ingredients and warm lightly on a hot water bath. Pipe […]

Irish Buck

Irish Buck

Something a bit different for this St Patricks Day: Irish Buck Cocktail Ingredients 1 1⁄2 oz Irish whiskey 1⁄4 oz Fresh lime juice 2 oz Ginger ale Add the whiskey and lime juice to a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with the ginger ale and garnish with a lime wheel. Sláinte! Image and recipe from

Welcome to the Caribbean

Mexico and the Caribbean are Open for Business

Mexico and the Caribbean are open for business and have been receiving guests with very few exceptions.  Those exceptions are Dominica and St Maarten.  The news from St Maarten is extremely positive. Their airport is open, many restaurants have reopened and major infrastructure repaired.   While Canadian carriers have not yet resumed flights to St Maarten, the island […]


Japan: Mt. Shinmoe erupted

A volcano in Japan erupted early on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No one was injured. Mt. Shinmoe, one of the 50 active volcanos constantly under watch of the agency, erupted around 5.34 a.m. (local time) and the plume rose some 300 meters above the crater, said the agency, Xinhua reported. It was the […]


Sydney: SYD flight cancellations due to weather

Almost 30 flights have been cancelled or delayed on Friday as airlines grapple with the fall-out from Thursday’s wild weather that caused chaos at Sydney Airport. Queues have been growing at Sydney Airport’s domestic terminals since early in the morning as passengers whose flights were cancelled in Thursday’s high winds attempt to get on re-booked […]


Virtuoso Travel Week: Building contacts for you

You’d have thought that with the dozens of countries our Vision Travel advisors have visited and the million of miles they have racked up that it would take a lot to get them excited about travel. Yet once a year many of us attend an impressive trade show in Las Vegas and get very, very […]