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13 Amazing Reasons to Travel to Tempe, Arizona

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The American southwest is like a sun magnet for those of us living north of the 49th parallel. This is particularly true of Arizona, where the warm dry days, plentiful sunshine, cool nights and desert topography are completely appealing to Canadians and well, anyone who loves a change of scenery and time in the sun. It had been a while since I’d visited the Grand Canyon State, and after some rainy winter months this year, I was more than ready…

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Where to Eat the Most Amazing Food in Saskatoon

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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has a reputation of being the ‘bread basket to the world’. The land is fertile, covered in wheat and canola fields, and is the largest exporter of legumes (think lentils and dried peas) in the world. I’m hitting you with these agricultural factoids for a reason – to demonstrate that food is a Really Big Deal in Saskatchewan. As the province’s largest city surrounded by such bounty and blessed by people returning home or from afar…

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10 Cool Things to do in Saskatoon in Summer

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I’m going to make a bold statement. That if you haven’t visited the prairie province of Saskatchewan, you haven’t really visited Canada. There, I said it. Of course, it took me fifty years to visit Saskatchewan myself, so what does that say? Well, it says that it’s never too late to enjoy the wonders of the prairies, and you should absolutely begin your exploration in Saskatoon. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met are from this land of big skies…

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How to Plan the Best Disney Experience for your Family

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The wonderful world of Disney and I go way back. All the way back to 1973, when I first visited Disneyland in California at the age of five. At that time, visiting Disneyland from far away eastern Canada was a really big deal. The Park hadn’t even been open for twenty years at that point, not that I noticed. I was too interested in It’s a Small World, the sweet treats, and my shiny new Minnie Mouse coin purse, which…

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It's no secret. British Columbia has some of the best provincial parks and campgrounds in Canada. Here's a list of our favorite campgrounds and camping in BC, and how to reserve your own spot in the great outdoors. #camping #explorebc #britishcolumbia

The Best Campgrounds and Camping in British Columbia

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It’s no secret. British Columbia has some of the most well-designed, best-located provincial (state) campgrounds anywhere in North America. We’ve camped all over this great land, and south of the 49th too, and those of us living and camping in BC know how lucky we are to have this all at our doorstep. The firewood may no longer be free, and you’ll have to reserve a spot in high summer to enjoy the great outdoors, but camping remains the cheapest and most…

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From cheese to chocolate and meringue desserts, Switzerland has amazingly unique and delicious Swiss food products that every visitor simply has to try.

22 Swiss Food Products you NEED to try in Switzerland

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Switzerland is a land of stunning natural beauty and epic landscapes. This is a seriously beautiful, gush-worthy country. Even after 25+ visits to the land of Heidi, I never, ever get tired of Alpine mountain views, strolling the arcades in Bern, or eating the incredible array of Swiss food products. I mean, this is the land of chocolate and cheese y’all! Switzerland has many unique and delicious Swiss foods that every visitor should try to enjoy during their visit. Switzerland…

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Whether you're planning to stay in an apartment, Airbnb or boutique hotel in Montreal with kids, here are the best places to stay in Montreal for families. #montreal #familytravel #bestneighbourhoods #canada

The Best Places to Stay in Montreal for Families

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The cosmopolitan city of Montréal, Québec, is one of the most vibrant cities in Canada. It has a flourishing arts and culture scene, 375+ years plus of history, festivals galore, and amazing food – from chewy bagels to silky poutine and ethnic cuisine of all tastes and flavours. Like New York, Montréal is a city of neighbourhoods that crowd up against each other, each with unique characteristics, ethnic histories and atmosphere. We’re helping to narrow down the choices by highlighting…

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Fulfill your fantasies of playing in a real-life snow globe wonderland with these twelve unforgettable active things to do in Quebec in winter.

Twelve Unforgettable Things to Do in Quebec in Winter

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There are few places around the world that embrace winter with such incredible joie de vivre spirit as in Quebec, Canada. One of its most famous sons, singer-songwriter Gilles Vigneault even wrote a song about how his country is winter. “Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver.” Growing up next to la belle province in Ontario, I learned this song in school as well, though we couldn’t truly own it in the same way as Quebeckers do. Quebec’s relationship with…

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The resort village of Whistler, Canada, is the perfect family holiday destination. A complete guide to the top 35 things to do in Whistler with kids all year round.

Complete Guide of the Top 35 Things to Do in Whistler with Kids

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I always get a kick out of walking through Whistler’s pedestrian-only village center. It feels faintly European, with a mix of familiar retail shops, unique restaurants and local hangouts that appeal to all kinds of visitors. This universal appeal is a key to Whistler’s success in becoming the largest ski resort in Canada, and one of the best and busiest in North America. The mountains and snow conditions help too of course, as skiing remains at the heart of Whistler’s…

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Curious travellers will find comfort, desert discovery and sustainability at the fabulous Feynan Ecolodge Jordan, in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

Revel in the Sustainably Fabulous Feynan Ecolodge Jordan

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“Happy wife, happy life!” said Suleiman, our Bedouin hiking guide. I stopped hiking. “Where did you learn that phrase?” I asked. I had been under the impression he was single. He looked barely 25 years old. He turned to wink at me, but didn’t share the source of this ancient wisdom. While I happen to believe in the truth of that phrase, I hadn’t expected to hear it expressed by my young Bedouin guide, hiking up a mountain hillside adjacent…

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