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Quebec’s Magical Magdelens

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Twitter Stuff

Quebec’s Magical Magdelens

(First appeared on the website www.wavejourney.com, and longer story at www.transitionsabroad.com) Quebec’s Magdalen Islands, curled in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, have fascinated me ever since I learned of the Acadians in high school history. More commonly called Les Îles de la Madeleine by the Francophone majority, the islands are 95 km. […]

Delving down under

May 12th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Headline, Road Trips, Twitter Stuff

Delving down under

If I had to come up with one word to describe Australia, it would have to be ‘beaches’. Nonstop beaches going on forever. If I had to come up with a second word, it might be wine. Nonstop vineyards going on forever. A third word? Well, maybe birds. They’re like bits of the rainbow broken […]

Tripping the Oregon Coast

February 11th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Road Trips, Twitter Stuff

Tripping the Oregon Coast

I don’t think it’s possible to ever tire of driving the Oregon Coast. It’s all about superlatives. The world’s smallest navigatable harbour at Depoe Bay. The largest wooden structure of its kind in the world – the Air Museum hangar – at Tillamook, and at Cannon Beach, the third-tallest intertidal monolith (235-feet) in the world. […]

Rosebud blooms away in the Albertan Badlands

April 28th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Twitter Stuff

Rosebud blooms away in the Albertan Badlands

What’s smaller than a hamlet? Rosebud, Alberta. About 90 people live in this south west rural community and almost all of them are involved in the Rosebud Theatre. Celebrating its 26th season now, the theatre operates a theatre school along with its mainstage productions, about 5 of them a year. It has become a really […]