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The short answer to my question, “Is it worthwhile catching the Tube to Central London during a layover at Heathrow?”, would have to be a resounding “NO!!”  This is based on a recent experience we had that has sadly tarnished London’s infamous Tube’s reputation for us. There is no doubt about it, riding the Tube as

Frankfurt, Germany is not only synonymous with frankfurter sausages, it is also Germany’s fifth-largest city and home to Europe’s largest financial centre.  I recently found myself on a seven-hour layover at Frankfurt International Airport, one of the busiest by passenger traffic metrics in the world. I have previously spent more hours in transit cooped up in this airport than I

It's that time of the year when it's less than enticing to take your favourite family pooch out for walks. Winter has a way of nudging us to find creative ways to enjoy being outdoors with our furry friends. Slick sidewalks and snowy parks aren't always the most inviting destinations to stroll with your four-legged

People, achievements and milestones should be celebrated.  If anyone in the city of Calgary should be recognized for doing this intentionally, well, and on a grand scale, I think my vote might go to Studio Bell, the proud home of our National Music Centre (NMC). Since the formal opening of their breathtaking location on the corner

Have you ever been to downtown Calgary in mid-winter?  You’ll quickly discover that the streets are mostly devoid of pedestrians.  Unless, of course, we’re experiencing one of our infamous Chinooks, causing our ambient temperature to spike within hours by 20°C.  Then, it’s understandable that you might even see Calgarians cruising the sidewalks in short sleeves