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Staying Places: Oceana Santa Monica

Staying Places: Oceana Santa Monica

LAYOVERS AND LUXURY don’t usually go together. Too often, we forfeit comfort for convenience. But the next time you fly through Los Angeles, or take a cruise from that southern California city, consider that you can have both at Oceana...

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Nova Scotia Calling

Nova Scotia Calling

WE MADE OUR FIRST VISIT so many years ago, there was no internet to consult! Instead, we wrote to the province’s tourism office and then pored over glossy brochures, wondering if everything could possibly be as great as it looked...

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Rotterdam Rocks

Rotterdam Rocks

IT’S ALWAYS A DELIGHT to sail on a Holland America ship, or as I affectionately refer to them, “another Dam ship.” The latest “Dam” for me is the Rotterdam, the newest ship in their fleet, which set sail last year...

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Douro

Uncovering the Secrets of the Douro

LAST SUMMER, two weeks after we received our second COVID-19 vaccinations, Emerald Waterways announced that Emerald Radiance would return to sailing Portugal’s Douro River. Travel Karma! We were yearning to travel and an Emerald cruise in Portugal had oodles of...

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Welcome Aboard… Odyssey of the Seas

Welcome Aboard… Odyssey of the Seas

ROYAL CARIBBEAN Cruise Line never ceases to amaze me. They go from strength to strength, offering innovation after innovation, with compelling and remarkable entertainment, fabulous dining and a commitment to excellence and consistency, ship after ship, year after year. They...

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Belize: More Than Just a Pretty Beach

Belize: More Than Just a Pretty Beach

A NUMBER OF WORDS appear on the blackboard, but, even before I’ve checked in, only one registers: puma. Getting here took a while, the roads growing thinner and thinner as we made our way through the heart of this small...

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Staying Places: Alaia Belize

Staying Places: Alaia Belize

BRAND-NEW AND SHIMMERING above a 1,000-foot stretch of sand, the white towers of Alaia rise over the blue of the Caribbean at Mar de Tumbo beach, in the heart of San Pedro, Belize’s favourite sun destination. The first Marriott in...

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Go ahead…wander at will at Wander the Resort

Go ahead…wander at will at Wander the Resort

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY’S newest four-season resort has a name that speaks to the traveller in all of us. Inspired by their own travels and experiences, the owners of Wander created a unique blend of modern accommodations with reflections of bucolic...

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