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The Art of Banksy

See a collection of the famous British artist's works on exhibit in Toronto. By Sherri Telenko Want to feel cool? Stand on the unfinished cement floors of a former industrial building in an ‘up and coming’ neighborhood looking at art. Want to be cool? Be the first...

Romantic Getaway to Burlington, Ontario

Burlington, Ontario
Escape to this lakeside jewel bursting with art, gardens, waterfalls and more. By Cheryl Rodewig I’ll admit I was planning a trip to Toronto when my mouse first hovered over Burlington, Ontario, on the map. My curiosity was piqued. Of course, I ultimately decided to go....

The Junction neighborhood in Toronto, Canada

The Junction
Toronto’s Up-and-Coming Home Décor Hub. By Sherri Telenko It’s the end of prohibition. The 21st century marked a milestone in the history of Toronto, Canada’s west-end Junction neighborhood: Restaurants such as Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, established in 1957, at 3010 Dundas Street West can now...

The Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

Scandinave
Nordic Nuance in Ontario, Canada By Sherri Telenko Despite the cooler temperatures, I’m outside in a bathing suit submerged up to my neck in warm bubbly water. Staring ahead, I haven’t been this still, mentally or physically, in a long time. I have three hours here...

Intercontinental Toronto Centre

Intercontinental Toronto Centre
Toronto, Canada in the winter: Not so bad, indoors... By Sherri Telenko Sometimes a romantic weekend sounds like a great idea. But sometimes it’s punctuated by moments that leave a couple wondering why they ever left home. It happens to everyone (or so I learned watching...

Montreal, Quebec on Two Wheels

Our resident cycling enthusiast dishes on her recent roll through Canada's famed city. By Julia M. Bayly Montrealers love their city. Spend any time there and it’s pretty easy to see why. Food, culture, entertainment, the arts—take your pick. Did I mention the food? As an outsider looking...

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Luxury hotel with a tie to music history By Julia M. Bayly When it comes to a visit to Montreal, getting there can be half the fun. On a recent trip with my friend Kim, getting to that city from Fort Kent, Maine, meant a drive to Quebec...

Farmers in Chef Hats

Quebec writer’s award-winning book a must-read By Julia M. Bayly If you travel according to the demands of your stomach—or taste buds—there may be few better destinations than the island of Île d'Orléans in the St. Lawrence River, 15 minutes east of Quebec City. A cookbook by...

Iles de la Madeleine

Much to discover and enjoy, in any weather. Text and Photos by Julia Bayly “Would you like some dried herring with that?” There’s an offer you don’t get in too many pubs. Unless of course you find yourself on Iles de la Madeleine where the briny morsel...

Domaine du Vieux Couvent

A picturesque place to savor daily bread and lay down to sleep. Text and Photos by Julia Bayly As a product of a parochial education, I have to admit the idea of staying in a converted convent while on vacation was a bit, well, daunting. Would I...
2018 Chevy Trax

All-Weather Test Drive [2018 Chevrolet Trax]

We road-tested a 2018 Chevrolet Trax through storms, sun and even frost. The Chevy Trax served us well from Atlanta, Georgia to Covington, Kentucky to...
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - Hammock Coast

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Welcomes Vacationers Back

Coastal Communities in Georgetown County Avoided Worst of Hurricane Florence’s Wrath South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, with idyllic fall weather in the forecast and an ever-popular...
Whitewater Rafting West Virginia's New River

Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia’s New River

Find thrills on the water in southern West Virginia. By Rachel Cooper As an experienced flat-water kayaker, I am comfortable on the water. But riding through...

5 Reasons to Visit Wilmington, Delaware Right Now

By Hope S. Philbrick If you’re like me, the mere fact that you’ve never before visited Wilmington, Delaware, is reason enough to book a trip. While...
eat in Blowing Rock NC

Where To Eat in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small town, big flavor. By Hope S. Philbrick Taste buds are the only essential to bring on any trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Blowing Rock has...
Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn

If you’ve always wanted to feel rich without actually forking over too much cash, book a stay at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can sprawl out in a suite at surprisingly affordable rates—plus, if your travel dates are flexible, you can save even more with specials.
Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

$20-million renovation complete at Savannah Marriott Riverfront!  By Hope S. Philbrick “We have the strangest collection of things in this car,” said my friend Jan, as...

Mixed Case: Forward Tastes

Twelve Tasty Sips Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar...
Paradise Rental Boats

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

2018 UPDATE: Paradise Rental Boats sold its houseboat fleet. This service is no longer available with the company that we reviewed. Rather than delete...

Inn to Inn to Inn: Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

One luxurious way to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Recently, I hiked 30 miles in three days. It ranks as...
Mall of America

Mall of America [UPDATE]

Bloomington, Minnesota is home to the No. 1 tourism attraction in the United States. The shopping mecca offers plenty of grownup fun even if you...
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn [Update: New Pod]

Dip into relaxation in Asheville, North Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick “This is the best thing ever,” said my husband after emerging from underneath a therapeutic...

How To Show Off Atlanta, Georgia

ATL v NYC. How to show off Atlanta, Georgia for the win. Genuine WOWs in the capital city of the South's Empire State. By Hope S....