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A few years back, I took the long, long flight to  Southeast Asia to start a holiday. I landed safely in Kuala Lumpur, but awoke the next morning to a nasty surprise. I was sick, and spent the first few days of my trip coughing and sneezing in the tropical heat. Like many a traveller [...]

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After sunsets, buildings are probably the most common subjects people photograph when they travel. Just about every city has a few that stand out as major photo ops, either because they’re beautiful or because they have some historical importance. However, those photos you take of them don’t always come out the way you’d hoped. Learning [...]

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It’s festival season. And the first big festival that hits Toronto each summer is perhaps the most colourful — the one called Pride. For a couple of weeks, the city is decorated with the multi-coloured rainbow flag. You see it everywhere, on stores, restaurants, banks — this year I’ve even seen a rainbow-painted bus. It [...]

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Last Friday, I opened the mail to find a familiar-looking envelope with an unmistakable logo — a sailing ship with a high prow and a ribbed sail. It meant only one thing: I was going on another Viking cruise. But this time, it was going to be a Viking ocean cruise. Over the past few years, [...]

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Everyone loves summer travel. That’s a good thing, but in some ways it’s a bad thing too. So many people travel in summer that the most popular tourist destinations can get a bit crazy — sometimes more than a bit. That’s not enough to stop you from travelling when the weather’s finally turned sunny and [...]

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Canada’s Niagara region is a place that’s in many ways spectacular, and at the same time old-fashioned and quaint. That perfectly describes the Whirlpool Aero Car, a technological wonder of the last century that still looks pretty amazing today. The rushing Niagara River is best known for its prodigious plummet over the falls, but there’s another [...]

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The travel world is always changing. But sometimes it seems to be changing faster than we can keep up with. Recently I’ve come across stories about things we thought we’d never see in our lifetimes — starting with flying taxis. But there are changes happening that are less radical, as well, including the travel industry’s [...]

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We all love spending time on the road. But while you may love long-term travel, it doesn’t always love you back in equal measure —  especially when it comes to your health. And a big part of staying healthy while travelling is getting a good night’s sleep. It can often feel like you’re simply lurching [...]

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There are great things to discover all over this planet. But some of the best things are often just a few minutes from your front door. That’s the case with the Evergreen Brick Works, a unique hideaway that’s only a few steps from some of Toronto’s busiest streets but seems like part of another world. [...]

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What are the great road trips of North America? As summer approaches, many of us start thinking of getting behind the wheel and setting off for parts unknown. So to give you all a few choices, I thought I’d take look at some of the most spectacular drives on this vast continent. Everyone has an [...]

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