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Why Bonhomme, bikinis and snow baths make for great entertainment

When you first hear the words ‘snow bath’ what comes to mind? For me, it’s a cold dip at a Scandinavian spa but for Carnival Festival goers in Quebec City the term has another meaning … just as literal. About Read on! →

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Making the most of a prairie winter: Elk Ridge Resort

Winter. Fun. Yes, say this out loud. Winter fun. And now say the words together. For it really is possible to have a fun winter vacation on the Canadian prairies. People are doing it. You should too. Even though temperatures Read on! →

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From water to ice art, Hôtel de Glace is a masterpiece

Have you ever wanted to try sleeping outside in the winter? Maybe you have considered a tent or even a quinzhee if you are more the adventurous type. Quebec City’s well-known Hôtel de Glace is a common choice for those thinking Read on! →

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And the winner of Travellinlady’s winter contest is …

Congratulations Tracy Hannant! You have been chosen as the winner of my blog’s contest sponsored by TripleSpot. Your $100 gift card is en route. Thank you for all of your entries! All of them exemplified how to embrace and enjoy winter whether done so in- or outdoors. Read on! →

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Photo Essay: Cabo in ROYGBIV

When I visited Cabo in December I found a myriad of bright colours nearly everywhere I looked. From its turquoise waters to potted red Christmas poinsettias, the dull browns of the desert to the vibrant greens of the palms, eye Read on! →

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Shucking and sucking oysters: Learning the real (raw) deal

Lessons and a photo essay from an Oyster 101 class with Fairmont Waterfront’s Executive Chef, Dana Hauser. Experiencing a first is always exciting and many times I welcome the opportunity to try something new. This is especially true when it Read on! →

Show me your cool winter and I will show you mine CONTEST

If you are a regular subscriber to this blog you know just how much I love winter, ahem, have learned to embrace and love winter. Admittedly, it takes a bit of motivation to get off the couch and brave the cold. But Read on! →

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The best of 2013’s unexpected travel moments

I have shared many highlights from my 2013 travels here on the blog so some of this list may be familiar but I know there are a few for certain that haven’t been shared with you … until now! Travel Read on! →