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Monday Morning Series: The Beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park

I discovered Plitvice Lakes National Park while doing research for my 2 weeks in Croatia last August.  I knew I wanted to stay over night – the park is so big, I wanted 2 days to explore – and the decision was the right one for me.  What I was not prepared for was how … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Happy Canada Day – 146 years and going strong

Happy Canada Day! Related links: Canada Day on Parliament Hill How to photograph fireworks Welcome to summer – a photo essay from Canada’s Capital Region  

TDBL Roundup – June 2013

TBEX With TBEX landing in Toronto, there has been no shortage of Canadian pride swelling in the hearts of my fellow bloggers.  Here’s why I am proud to be Canadian.  I also loved Hecktic Travels rendition of why they are proud to be Canadian. TBEX links: Photo Essay: Escape Photos from Algonquin Park, Muskoka and … Continue reading

Urban Art: The Graffiti SubCulture in Toronto

Urban art or misguided youth?  What do you think? I had the pleasure of joining Jason on his Tour Guys Graffiti Tour in downtown Toronto (an activity on my TBEX Bucket List).  It was an eye opening experience – I had no idea there was so much more to the scribblings and scenes painted on … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Carousel in Paris

Brings back childhood memories – the Carousel.  And what a spectacular venue – do you see it in the background?  The Eiffel Tower!  This carousel, found on the banks of the River Seine, in front of Paris’ most famous landmark, brought smiles to the faces of the children as the music played and the horses … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Crossing Paths on the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago was a privilege.  To be able to take the 43 days to walk across the top of Spain, explore the region and get to know more about myself was a luxury.  There were so many amazing people to meet along the way, each with a different story. As I walked, … Continue reading

Adventures with Explorers’ Edge – quintessentials of the Canadian wilderness

For 3 days and 2 nights I lived the dream.  I was invited with a small group of travel writers to experience the quintessential Canadian wilderness – the pristine landscapes of Canada came to life as I traveled to the region known as Explorers’ Edge, only 2 hours north of Toronto.    It was a … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: The Power of the Sea

I am drawn to the sea and the power of the waves as they crash upon the shore, their constant motion mesmerizing.  I stood with the crowd, watching, waiting as the tide came in and the mighty Atlantic pounded the walkway in Biarritz, France.  It was a sight to see.  You could feel the power … Continue reading

A weekend in Rochester, NY

I recently travelled to up state New York to run the Rochester edition of the color run.  It is becoming an annual thing for me – plan a weekend around a color run and see where it will take me.  To be honest, before I set out, I knew nothing about Rochester other than it … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: North Bay Sunset

My eyes never tires of a beautiful sunset.  It warms the soul and soothes the mind.  Jawaharial Nehru has it right – we do live in a wonderful world and it is full of beauty, charm and adventure. Photo taken in North Bay, Ontario as the summer sun slowly set over Lake Nipissing. Happy Monday … Continue reading

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