Here’s Why You Should Visit Mesa!

Here’s Why You Should Visit Mesa!

Mesa is one of the largest cities of Greater Phoenix in both size and population. Whether it is dining, entertainment, or site-seeing, it has a lot to offer. And during Cactus League baseball, it is the home of the the World Series winning Chicago Cubs where thousands come to see them every playing day at Sloan Park.

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.

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.

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.