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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