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Well Traveled – Canada’s Wine Country is in Native Territory

By Pamela Irving
I swirl the NK’MIP Reisling ice wine around my teeth, nibble on local artisan Carmelli’s goat cheese, my feet up on the balcony at Spirit Ridge Resort with a white fleecy robe wrapped against the evening chill.…

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Well Traveled – Holiday Options North-of-the-Border

By Pamela Irving
The holidays fill most of us with a mixture of joy and dread—all those relatives, feasts, gifts and parties are not everyone’s cup of fa-la-la. If you prefer to slip away to somewhere fresh, exciting or…

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Well Traveled – Man Meets Nature at Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies

Story and photos by Ken Irving
Two thousand feet above the valley floor, my right foot grips a quarter-inch ledge above nine pitches of exposed vertical rock. My left foot searches the hard grey wall for a blemish, anything to…

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Bedbugs: These Days a Traveler’s Biggest Risk

By Bobbly L. Hickman
It seems 2010 has been the “Year of Bedbugs”. Frequent media reports about infestations in upscale New York City hotels and clothing boutiques have put the pesky little critters at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Travelers…

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Well Traveled – A Fresh Start

By Pamela Irving
When Catherine Hyldgaard decided to spring clean her home last April, she realized that her body might benefit from some spring-cleaning as well. She had participated in a weekend health retreat and had seen the benefits, but…

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Travel Trends – Did a Bestseller Spark a Trend or Vice Versa?

By Bobby L. Hickman
If this summer’s anticipated hit movie Eat Pray Love leaves you ready to embark on your own international adventure for spiritual fulfillment, there is help. Several travel agents specialize in spiritually-oriented travel packages – and one…

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Well Traveled – Finding Fresh Food Markets

By Pamela Irving
If you travel a lot, you probably get tired of restaurant food, even if it is well prepared, not to mention the load on your budget. Why not add culinary adventure to your itinerary at any destination…

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Camping Connection – It’s a Tent…It’s a Cabin…No, It’s a…Yurt?

Story and photos by Bill Steiden
Perhaps the best way to describe a yurt, for the uninitiated, is as the halfway point between a tent and a house.
Appropriately, it was invented by people who needed a home but had…

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Toronto: A Wellness Destination – Who Knew?

By Pamela Irving
Most people think of Toronto as the financial center of the North with Bay Street and the Toronto Stock Exchange as the main draw, combined with culture vulturing for festivals from food to music, but who knew…

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Travel Trends – Special Report on Gulf Beaches

By Bobby L. Hickman
May 31, 2010 – Can you keep the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill from wrecking your summer beach vacation?
While you can’t plug the underground leak that has spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into…

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