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Snowshoeing in the Thirty Bench Vineyard

January 29, 2014 |

January 25, 2014: Beamsville, Ontario

It’s a chilly, blustery and snowy -10 Celsius in Beamsville, so a glass of mulled wine is the happy reward for those of us who have made the drive from … Read More

Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort, Curaçao

January 17, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Curaçao’s Hato airport is a small informal affair just outside the capital Willemstad, so I quickly spot Joy, my driver. We’re off to Nieuwpoort, about 30 minutes east of Willemstad.

There’s a gate at the entrance, and then it’s another … Read More

Paradisus Playa del Carmen

December 11, 2013 |

This is a long read. It’s a detailed, personal and idiosyncratic report of my stay at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen while researching a story for The Toronto Star on Cancun.

Bright and modern rooms which can be opened … Read More

Paradisus Cancun

December 8, 2013 | | One Comment

First assignment: Cancun

This is a long read. It’s a detailed, personal and idiosyncratic report of a trip to Cancun to write a story for The Toronto Star. If you just want the good stuff, read the Star article.

After writing … Read More

Toronto’s Subway Art

November 5, 2013 |

I’ve always liked Toronto’s subway system. On the day the Bloor-Danforth line opened (February 26, 1966) I made my way to Toronto with some friends and rode the entire system collecting transfers at every stop.

There wasn’t much art back … Read More

Cycling the Canal du Midi

September 21, 2012 |

Flat, off-road, shaded, with picture postcard views at every turn – a dream bike ride

The Canal du Midi trail is the perfect bike trip for casual cyclists. The trail is nominally 240km and passes through the Languedoc region, … Read More

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