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.
It’s a relatively short drive from Miami to get to the keys. But as you travel down that one highway that gets you there, you know you are entering into a different kind of holiday space. Beaches, fishing, diving, biking dining, and a few great things to see.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this final episode of my trip to Montreal on the eve of its 375th Birthday, I try to pretend I can master the elite sport of ice canoeing. I stay at a excellent property in the heart of Old Montreal, and I recommend some especially good restaurants I in which I dined.
The Museum of Archeology and the Museum of fine Art should be must dos if you go to Montreal. On my recent visit I went to both and interviewed representatives from each. Hear about both of these exceptional cultural stops on this podcast.
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.
On this Montreal day we discouvered a number of areas of the city. Going back to the place of Expo67 was emotional, and the view from the mountain was spectacular.
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.
Friday November 25 from 12:00-1:15 Ron Pradinuk will show photos and relate experiences of visiting Remembrance sites in Holten Holland, throughout Northern France with an added look at Paris travel.
From luggage to insurance, and scams pickpockets, here are some travel tips you may find helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.