Airline News – January 2011

Good news for those of you who live near Fredericton and think you might welcome a sunny getaway this winter without having to fly via another gateway.  Nolitours and Transat Holidays will be offering direct flights from Fredericton to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with packages at two 4-star resorts, but only during a fairly short … Read more

Exhibits at the Maharaja exhibition.

Art Alert – January 2011

A few noteworthy exhibitions that may warrant some getaways this winter … Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is home to Maharaja – the Splendour of India’s Royal Courts until 3 April.  Editor Ann says this is a stunning exhibition of carriages, paintings, photographs, archival film footage, fabulous jewels and clothes and much more.  Please … Read more


A Return to Venice

story and photos by Nancy Macdonald It’s not too early to start planning a trip to Italy, especially if you are thinking – wisely – to go during one of the ‘shoulder seasons’.  And if that country is in your plans in 2011, you may like to have some information on that famous and unique … Read more

An Easter Reminder

An Easter Reminder

by Ann Wallace Some of you may remember my story of a spring visit to Guatemala, which was published in the October 2003 edition of this magazine.  My account focused on the charming colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also site of a unique Easter celebration.  You can find my story … Read more

An altar in the museum of Copan.

Through the Land of the Mayas

story and photos by Heinz Jaeger Our trip to Guatemala with Caravan Tours in January last year was inspired by a short note in the April 2009 issue of The Travel Society Magazine, in which Georgette Jones praised Caravan Tours for trips to Central America.  We found her praise well deserved. Who would not like … Read more

The cottages of Blue Gull Resort.

Some Oregon Feed-Back

Hello Ann, You were asking about Oregon in your November edition and I have a little to contribute as we paid a visit there in June 2009. We were visiting one of our daughters and her family, which includes two young boys, in Seattle, Washington in June 2009 and had arranged for us all to … Read more

B&B or Self-Catering in the Netherlands

Time to think about travels in 2011.  Perhaps we’ve persuaded you to visit the lovely Netherlands.  If so, and following our piece on that country in last month’s magazine, our ‘Netherlands experts’ – Ted and Judy van der Veen – have this tip for those who decide to explore independently by road rather than by … Read more