Category: Travel

People and Places to Remember

Of coastlines and churches

Along the Atlantic seaboard, two scenic coastlines and two elegant churches caught my eye: in Prince Edward Island, the red sandy north shore near Cavendish and St. Dunstan’s Basilica in Charlottetown, and in Maine, the Congregational Church along the rocky shore of Bar Harbor.

Modern hospitality in old world style

One of the delights of traveling is getting more than you expected, especially in terms of accommodation. Choosing where to stay is often a risky proposition when you’ve never been to the area. All you’ve got to go on are website…

Books still alive and well in Victoria

When I lived in Hamilton and Toronto, one of my favourite things to do was to visit bookstores, both new and used. The hours scanning the shelves of the many book shops that used to line Queen Street was time well spent. Sadly, they are…

The great Canadian train ride

It’s a trip many Canadians say they would like to take someday. We decided to do it now. In Toronto, my husband Gregory and I got on the VIA train called “The Canadian” and travelled for four days and nights…

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

 

– Saint Augustine

 

My top 7 pics from Florida and Texas

Even though I toted my SLR camera along with me in the car on the Florida trip, it only came out on two occasions (the Dolphin Research Centre and Colonial Williamsburg). Most of the time, I took photographs with my…

My top 5 stories from Florida and Texas

I visited so many wonderful places during my trips to Florida (including Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia) and Texas (including Louisiana and Ohio) that it was hard to pin down just five great stories, but here they are: Tea, anyone? Discover…

A hot time on Avery Island

I am a fan of Tabasco pepper sauce, especially the Chipotle variety. So when my husband and I were traveling through western Louisiana, we saw a billboard advertising tours of the Tabasco Factory on Avery Island. Since it was no…

Venice Texas-style

If you don’t want to go all the way to Europe to experience a canal system in the middle of a city, head down to San Antonio, Texas, where the River Walk has been beautifying the downtown since the 1920s.…