English Village

English Villages Built for Employees

story and photos by Denise Bridge As a child, train travel for me meant being able to have a Cadbury chocolate bar from the mini vending machines on the train platform.  Some things never change and this is still something I look forward to when travelling by train, whether in Britain or elsewhere.  Being an … Read more

Stratford Festival of Canada 2002 Season

A Belated Acknowledgement of World Theatre Day

As a theatre lover, I am ashamed to admit that I was unaware of World Theatre Day, so it was a surprise to receive the following press release from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. But I thought some of you may be as interested as I was to read this in the hope … Read more

View from the cog railway

News From South of the Border

compiled by Ann Wallace Early Spring is a busy time for the tourist industry as thoughts turn to warmer months and journeys unaffected by weather.  Advertisments are designed, brochures are printed and trade shows are held.  And delegations come from afar to tell their latest news, show wonderful photographs and videos and, usually, treat us … Read more

Henry’s Fish Restaurant

Georgian Bay & Muskoka in the Fall

story and photos by Denise Bridge Although Denise’s getaway occurred in the Fall, we are bringing you this story in the spring, as it may be inspiring and useful to those of you thinking about a vacation here in Canada in the coming months.  Muskoka and the nearby Georgian Bay regions are a wonderful choice! In fact, … Read more

Lake Placid Lodge

Ann, I was so pleased to read your story in the April edition about the lovely Adirondack region, which lies so close to us here in Montreal.  You covered a lot, but I kept expecting you to tell us about the Lake Placid Lodge.  Obviously you did not get to visit this superb property, so … Read more

Gardens at tranquility Lodge

This and That – May 2011

BELIZE Two ideas for this diverse country …  Bird watchers looking to discover Belize’s diverse bird species are invited to Tranquility Lodge, which has just opened a new trail along Jacinto Creek in the pristine rainforest of the Toledo District.  Visitors exploring the trail can spot rare birds such as the Keel-Billed Toucan and Slaty-Tailed … Read more

San Gimignano

Exploring from San Gimignano

story and photos by Martha V.  Lasichuk Dedicated to Joan & Mike – may all your years be happy years How lucky can I get? A friend invites me to her wedding in Tuscany, one of the most historic and scenic areas of Italy.  It is a bonus that the date will coincide with the … Read more

Pleasant Bay, on Route 28 between Chatham and Orleans

Notes on Cape Cod

story and photos by Muriel Culshaw Dear Ann, It’s Muriel Culshaw here, writing to say “hello”.  Some years ago you published some of my articles and although I do not do the travelling I did, I still enjoy reading the articles by those who are still able to travel the world!   However, I still … Read more

Canmore, Alberta

It’s Easy to Plan a Vacation in Canmore, Alberta!

Hello Ann We’d like to introduce ourselves.  We are Mary Jane Hammond and Dave Rencz and we have been enjoying our membership with The Travel Society for over 20 years.   We operate a single-suite Bed and Breakfast in Canmore Alberta in the beautiful Canadian Rockies called the Mountain Lily www.mountainlilycanmore.com. Canmore is a perfect … Read more