Pleased to have won travel writing awards.

Pleased to have won travel writing awards.

The 2016 travel writing awards from the North American Travel Journalist’s Association were recently announced. I was please to find out I was the recipient of 3 awards. Winning a Silver Award for my post visit story on France was especially gratifying. But I am always happy when I can squeeze into the finalist category as I did for two of my columns.

More Dining and Wining in Doral/Miami!

More Dining and Wining in Doral/Miami!

In the last podcast I talked about some of the things we did in Doral, most of it in near proximity to Provident Blue Hotel. We used it as a base and went to the shopping centres, South Beach and other areas we visited.

Stayed, Played, and Dined in Doral Florida.

Stayed, Played, and Dined in Doral Florida.

With golf, excellent restaurants, and a great accommodation at the Provident Blue in Doral, a suburb of Miami, we saw no reason to go anywhere else. We had easy access to South Beach and the major shopping centers of Miami, and walking distance to some of the best restaurants you will ever dine in. It really was a perfect stay. Listen to this 2 part broadcast of our Doral, South Florida experience.

let’s Travel Through France’s Alsace Region.

let’s Travel Through France’s Alsace Region.

In this podcast I interview the tourism director for this exciting region of France that is famous for its culinary honours, in addition to it being the perfect place to work off those exceptional meals on walking and hiking trails.

How Will Millennials Travel In 2017?

How Will Millennials Travel In 2017?

Millennials now have greater purchasing power than any other demographic. They will dictate travel patterns for many years ahead. What are they looking for? Listen to my guest Casper Urhammer, CEO of Contiki.

Montreal 375…while celebrating Canada 150 and Expo67 50th

Montreal 375…while celebrating Canada 150 and Expo67 50th

The year 2017 will be a 12 month series of celebrations as the great city of Montreal parties from beginning to end. It has been 50 years since the World Exposition of 1967 changed Montreal forever. It’s Canada’s 150 since Confederation, and 375 years since the founding of Montreal.

Hello Again Montreal

Hello Again Montreal

Always one of my favourite Canadian cities I am back on a December media trip on the eve of celebrations of its 375th year since its founding. I start off with a bit of a pilgrimage to the deli my favourite song writer Leonard Cohen often escaped to when he wanted to go back to another time.

Remember to Remember

Remember to Remember

Remembrance Day is one of the most important in the year. Without those who gave their lives in past conflicts, the freedoms we take for granted today would not have been won. Take the time to think about those who fought for the rights and freedoms we cherish today.

Come, Come, Back to Jamaica

Come, Come, Back to Jamaica

These are the opening words to a song Jamaican musicians often play to visitors. I heard it the first time on our first trip a long time ago. Well, for about the 10th time I did go back, this time mostly for golf, but with a bit of touring as well. It’s a fascinating country with a people culture all its own. On this podcast you’ll hear from some of the people who help make it a great country.

Fly-in Fishing at Aikens Lake Lodge

Fly-in Fishing at Aikens Lake Lodge

From the moment we are greeted as the float plane landed at the lodge until we left four days later we experienced hospitality as good as you will find at any major resort. The staff were amazing. The shore lunches were a treat. And the stories and laugh will stick with us forever.

Clear Lake for young and old.

Clear Lake for young and old.

We were the old and our two grandgirls were the young as we had a wonderful week with them in Riding Mountain National Park on a true intergenerational vacation.

A visit to New Brunswick Explored

A visit to New Brunswick Explored

We talk with New Brunswick tourism about the special part of the province from the Fundy National Park to Moncton, and up the Acadian Coast to kouchibouguac national park. So many place to see and even more to do in a province that does not get all the credit it is due.

Travel Association Welcomes New Sheriff.

Travel Association Welcomes New Sheriff.

ACTA, the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies, has a new national president in Wendy Paradis. She has been travelling around the country introducing herself. We caught up with her at the ACTA Manitoba golf tournament to find out her views on the travel industry as it is today. Also other information on what’s happening in the airline world.

A Little More Holland And France.

A Little More Holland And France.

More information on the work of the Holten volunteer committee at the Canadian war cemetery there, an interview with the woman who takes care of the Nagelhaut art collection in the same city, and some update on the WWI centenary commerorations.