Travel

Have Bag, Will Travel

We’re counting down the days until spring appears in true form, and in the meantime our minds are wandering to far away places. Whether you’re planning an exotic getaway or simply a weekend escape, these luxurious Canadian-designed travel bags and totes are ready to go when you are. Ellena overnight...

In the Dordogne, Caverns, Caves and Vineyards

“We start with the white, yes?” He splashed the wine into a small glass and slid it across the Formica table. We were deep in red wine country just outside Cahors in south west France, an area that’s been producing reds wines so dark they call them black since the...

The Luxe Long Weekend

The life of the country gentry is alluring, but elusive. One needs an estate with water and woods, and a manor house with good bones and perfectly aged interiors. Also essential is attentive, skilled staff — housekeepers, cooks, servers, bellmen and managers, all working in harmony. This languid life revolves...

This Too is Haiti

I had the pleasure of visiting parts of Haiti for an epicurean tour called Epicuria 509 (for Haiti’s area code). I discovered the colourful and fresh cuisine of Haiti and previewed one of the week-long travel packages offered by Air Transat. STAY Royal Oasis Hotel There is more to Haiti...

Luxurious Girls’ Getaway to Whistler, BC

Nestled amongst the stunning Coast Mountains of British Columbia is the gorgeous and top-ranked ski and snowboard resort of Whistler. Though the superb snow conditions for winter sports are what may have made Whistler world famous, there’s much more to this town beyond the slopes. Here are fun things to...

Out-of-the-Box Orlando

Pop quiz: 1. When was the last time you visited Orlando? 2. Did you go anywhere other than Disney World / Universal Studios / Sea World / The Holy Land Experience (there really is a theme park for everything!)? When most people think of Orlando, they think of rides, princesses...

Leaf Peeping in Luxury at Hotel Quintessence on Lake Tremblant

The drive up to Mt. Tremblant this time of year is always a glorious canvas of red, yellow and orange, carpeting the northern hills and contrasting against the emerald shades of the evergreens. It’s a brief burst of nature’s glory that should be enjoyed as long as possible. So why...

Visit Salem, Massachusetts

Salem. The very word conjures up thoughts of The Witch Trials. Nineteen people were hanged and one pressed to death, others jailed in deplorable conditions between February 1692 and the spring of 1693. The youngest accused of witchcraft was Dorcus Good, 4 years old. Special wrist and leg irons were...

Going Green in Seattle

Seattle is one of the best places in the world to visit if you want a green, healthy, organic experience. From a hotel with an expansive and growing green grass roof (no kidding!) to the well-known Pike Place Market, where you can select flowers so fresh they may still glisten...

The Hamptons: Year Round Fun for Everyone

If you’ve ever watched Revenge or Royal Pains on television, you’ve seen the Hamptons as the summertime playground of the rich and famous. It’s true that everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Stephen Spielberg have owned homes on the eastern end of Long Island, but you don’t have to buy a...
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