Colombia – Land of Coffee

story by Heinz Jaeger, photos by Inge Jaeger World leaders, including our own Prime Minister of course, have recently been in Colombia.   So have two TTS members and frequent contributors to this magazine.   Here Heinz and Inge Jaeger share their story.  Cartagena is hot; there is no sign of coffee plantations, but the … Read more

Springtime in Paris

story by Denise Bridge, photos by Denise Bridge and Shirley Vaughan It’s November … one of Canada’s dreariest months.  All the more reason why three little words – Springtime in Paris – should bring a smile to your lips and dreams in your minds! There probably are not too many world-famous buildings that can claim … Read more

Tequila Has it All, Except a Beach

story and photos by John and Doreen Berg When tourists in Mexico mention Tequila, numerous images spring to mind.  Certainly, one thought that is often overlooked is to consider Tequila as a multifaceted tourist destination.  The majority of tourists visiting Tequila simply tour a distillery and partake of its famous drink then immediately return to … Read more

BikeHike Adventures Debunks Five Kilimanjaro Myths

Have you ever thought you’d like to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, only to dismiss the idea as fanciful due to your age, fitness level etc?  Well … Vancouver-based BikeHike Adventures would like you to re-consider.  Read on …  To offset the various prevailing misconceptions associated with climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, BikeHike Adventures debunks five … Read more

Mysterious Timbuktu

story and photos by Yvonne Harrison I had always wanted to visit the mysterious Timbuktu, as the word alone signifies going to the ends of the earth.  But do you know where that is?   I knew getting there would be an adventure but it proved to be more of a challenge than I had … Read more

Travel Digest – September 2012

BHUTAN Ahh … who doesn’t dream of visiting magical Bhutan? Fuel your dreams even more by visiting www.amankora.com and learning more about the Aman Resort group’s lodges situated across five valleys in the Kingdom. CHILE – EASTER ISLAND It is unlikely that, hitherto, anyone setting off to explore unique Easter Island would expect to find … Read more

New – And Up High – In England

The hoop-la is over, and while England may be experiencing a collective post-party let-down, the country is hoping to welcome lots more visitors in the future.  And here are some new attractions – some of them legacies of the Games – that will place you up high! Emirates Air Line, London (over 164 feet tall) … Read more

Golden Age Backpackers in Mongolia

story and photos by Doreen and John Berg Mongolia, the soul of central Asia.   It’s a country of uniqueness, both in people and in countryside.  It’s bitterly cold in the winter and much of the country is desert, yet it may catch your soul …  most certainly did with us. Here is our story. We … Read more

New Zealand Follow-Up

story and photos by Peter Hicklenton and Joyce Kublin New Zealand is not one of the world’s ‘vast’ countries, but there are a surprising number of regions, remote from the beaten tourist path, that are well-worth a visit. For many, the NZ experience stops at Queenstown, the South Island Mecca for adventure travel, within easy … Read more

Airline News – July / August 2012

Thinking of travelling in the Iberian Peninsula?   SATA Internacional Airlines has announced a destination expansion to Spain in conjunction with their code-share partner TAP Portugal Airlines.   Effective immediately you’ll find your travel agent can offer access to more places in Spain.   In addition to cities currently offered such as Madrid, Barcelona and … Read more

Top 10 Beach Boardwalks

Here at TTS we meet and correspond with lots of avid travellers.  And we’ve found, over the years, that many have ‘lists’.  Of course, the ultimate is “to visit every country in the world”(not an easy task as the official number is unclear and many destinations, sadly, unsafe).  No less ambitious was a mature British … Read more