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

On the Great Wall of China

On the Trans-Siberian-Mongolian Railway – One of the World’s Great Train Journeys!

story  and  photos  by  John  and  Doreen  Berg A dream and a desire led to a discussion and soon the discussion turned to a decision.  And the decision was to undertake the legendary Trans-Siberian-Mongolian train journey from St. Petersburg to Beijing    This dream trip enabled us to traverse the vast, mysterious Eurasian land mass … Read more

Photos © ROM 2011

A Great Day For The Royal Ontario Museum

On 1 July – Canada Day – the Royal Ontario Museum celebrates the opening of a suite of new, permanent galleries which will reintroduce its visitors to the ancient civilizations of Rome, Byzantium and Nubia.  Several of the splendid artifacts have never been seen by the public before, while regular museum-goers will see, newly displayed, … Read more

More On Cruising

Over the years that we have been publishing this magazine there have been several mentions – in glowing terms – of the vacations offered by the British organization known as Saga.  They organize a wide range of trips for people over 50.  (Editor Ann’s mother was a fan!)  Saga operate their own cruise ships (not … Read more

View of Ajaccio from our apartment

Family Time in Corsica

story and photos by Mary Ogilvie In November last year, our family (my husband and I, our daughter and her husband, plus our 15 month old granddaughter) spent a couple of weeks in Corsica. Our timing was determined by a course our son-in-law was taking in Cargese, a little town on the west cost of … Read more

Buckingham Palace seen across St. James Park

A Few Days in London

story and photos by Denise Bridge Seeing London look so beautiful for the royal wedding brought back happy memories of my own visit there last June, so I though I’d pen a few words about some of the interesting things I discovered to do in the city as well as close by. The first thing … Read more


Accommodation in Istanbul?

Dear Ann Some time ago you wrote about your travels to Istanbul and through Turkey.  My husband and I are planning a fall tour of this country, but would like to spend additional time exploring on our own in Istanbul.  Can you recommend a property – preferably central and with self-catering facilities – for us. … Read more

Wells Gray

Wells Gray Park

I was interested to read about the Bay of Fundy’s quest to be included in the New 7 Wonders of Nature.  I’ve voted and look forward to hearing the results.  In the meantime, TTS members may be interested to know of our own quest here in British Columbia where our Wells Gray Park is seeking … Read more