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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

🇫🇷 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.

In keeping with what we discovered about the coast path heritage of mainland Britain, the Channel Island of Guernsey also offers a well-maintained coast path that circumnavigates the island and covers a distance of roughly 60km. Recommendations of how to approach the walk can be found at the Absolute Escapes website. Le Gouffre cliff walk

Calgary is home to several Asian-influenced communities, but perhaps none so prominent than that of the traditionally embellished Chinatown on the north fringes of Calgary’s downtown and bordering the south bank of the Bow River.  A rich heritage of Chinese condominiums, apartments and shops line Centre Street just south of the Centre Street Bridge for

Calgary is not starved of outdoor public art.  Amongst the collections, a wide variety of sculptures and structures.  One could easily spend the better part of a day sauntering downtown discovering and appreciating the works of art.  We’ve previously written about our favourite wall art and graffiti locations.  Since cycling is my preferred form of

Construction on the iconic 60,000 square foot Studio Bell edifice in Calgary’s trendy East Village was completed in 2016 and opened on Canada Day, July 1st of that year.  At a cost of $191M it replaced the old Cantos Music Museum that originally housed only keyboard instruments.  Studio Bell now features over 2,000 interactive and