With two months until we wake to Christmas day it seems that many shopping centres and stores are already beginning to lure customers with sparkling deals for the season. Calgarians are spoilt for choice when it comes to seasonal shopping opportunities. We, in our home, are already marking our diaries and gearing ourselves up to
A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life. Thomas Jefferson From A to Z, Art and Architecture to Zeste de vivre, Paris seamlessly morphs between her alias personas - The City of Light and the City of Love – perhaps depending on your disposition, location or the company you
Food! Glorious food! There’s no doubt about it, one’s vacation culinary experiences is one of the key factors in creating a successful holiday. Food, along with accommodation, transport, the company you keep, and the weather, of course. Eating can be both a noteworthy highlight as well as a haunting lowlight. It can enhance an occasion or it can ruin a day. 🔤
Dinan – not to be confused with nearby Dinard, as is easily done when trying to pronounce the names of the well-known Brittany towns as English-speaking folk in slurred French – is another tourist magnet. Visiting this medieval town is like stepping into a time warp for North Americans. When compared to our very recent history, how can such a
I recently revisited a hike with my brother that I had done in the same season in September 2012. Hiking at iconic Lake Louise in Banff National Park is really quite surreal. Experiencing it during the spectacle of the luminescent golden larches during the very brief window of opportunity as they don their fall colours
🇫🇷 Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France Upon seeing the island community of Mont Saint-Michel for the first time, one is both enchanted and captivated. Purported to be France's 3rd most popular tourist attraction, the walled fortress - dominated by the mountain-top abbey - is a UNESCO world heritage site and certainly a memorable sight to behold.