A Finger Lakes Road Trip

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Story and Photos by Diana Ballon The U.S. border is often an intimidating barrier for Canadians looking for a quick weekend getaway. But it shouldn’t be. In just over three hours, Torontonians can be driving along winding country roads overlooking long slender lakes, with wineries, microbreweries and quaint inns at their fingertips. On a recent family road trip to the ... Read More »

Venice Tips & Tricks by Bennett Little

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Story by Bennett Little THE ARRIVAL Ah, Venice – if there is a city more magical in Europe…….. We arrived in Venice an hour and 40 minutes after our departure from Paris (see the Fall 2014 issue for the full story!) After much review and evaluation, I ultimately used the Views On Venice Company to rent a beautiful palazzo apartment ... Read More »

Fiji Beyond the Beach: Adventure on the Sigatoka River

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Story and Photos by Helen Hewetson “Bula, families!!” Was the enthusiastic – and loud — greeting sputtering out of the van’s loudspeaker; “Buuuuulaaaaaaaaaa!” No matter that our driver and guide, Inia, can easily be heard two cars down without the microphone, we all yell back the – by now as familiar as “Hello”- greeting with gusto. “BULAAAA!!!!” Nobody is surprised ... Read More »

Massimo Bruno’s Culinary Tour – Puglia, Italy

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New Fall 2015 departure added! Bordering the Adriatic Sea, the Southern Puglia region, which makes up the high heel of the “boot” of Italy,  boasts rich culture, exceptional wine and a beautiful coastline. It’s sun-bleached landscape of limestone cliffs and white sandy beaches provides the perfect backdrop for exceptional culinary adventures. The mostly flat farming region produces world renowned wine, ... Read More »

Mexico Monarch Adventure


This is a Travel Society Exclusive. See Mexico’s incredible Monarch Butterfly like never before: in the remote ecosystem of the Sierra Madre Mountains where they begin their journey north, towards Canada, where they are a regular sight in many parts of the country. This is an extraordinary tour of a gentle, laid-back part of Mexico that few tourists see. Enjoy ... Read More »

Floating through Friesland

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Friesland is a lovely province known for its lakes, wide open spaces, tranquil beauty and for being one of the most sparsely populated areas in The Netherlands. The best way to experience this area is by boat; enjoy the choppy big lakes, the calm of the little creeks and pools, the delightful towns and villages and the unique Frisian atmosphere ... Read More »

A short break in Helsinki


Story and photos by Helen Hewetson I was recently invited to Helsinki, Finland for a short but delightful stay. Over the course of three days, we explored the city by foot, bus, tram, and even took a boat tour of the harbour and a ferry to a nearby island fortress. We found Helsinki a lovely combination of familiar and foreign ... Read More »

The covered bridges of Cottage Grove, Oregon

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… Pause and smell the roses, not the fumes       Article and Photos by John and Doreen Berg Are you heading south on Interstate 5 and wishing there was an alternate to an overnight stay in chain motel/hotel, having an evening dinner and rising to an early alarm to hit the pavement for another tedious day of driving? We had ... Read More »

NEW! Copper Canyon Railway Self-Guided Tour

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Going through the Sierra Tarahumara by train will take your breath away. The immense desert of rocks, the spectacular Copper Canyon, the cascades and rivers of crystalline waters is truly a spectacle. During this journey you’ll cross 39 bridges and 86 tunnels, making it one of the most spectacular journeys in the Northern Hemisphere. One should not forget the peoples ... Read More »

Music Tour of Buenos Aires


Discover the magic of the music and dance that is synonymous with Buenos Aires. This small group tour goes beyond the mainstream tourist venues to discover the captivating world of contemporary Argentine tango. Attend concerts in atmospheric cafés and street festivals Dance at a bohemian milonga Savour Argentina’s world-famous steak at a local parrilla Get behind the scenes and meet ... Read More »