Do you have what it takes to be an RCMP officer?

As a travel writer, I’m honoured with opportunities to experience some pretty amazing places.   The RCMP training facility in Regina, Saskatchewan was super cool! Here’s what I found.

Careened around the obstacle course in a police car.  Check.  Shot a gun.  Check.  Thoroughly embarrassed myself in defensive tactics training.  Check.  That was me, a cadet for a […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Activities, Destinations|0 Comments

How do you get a zebra to the top of Grouse Mountain?

Are there really zebras atop Grouse Mountain?

Well that’s what I thought I heard! As we rode to the top of this popular peak of Vancouver, British Columbia, I asked our Skyride attendant, “Did the zebras get brought up by gondola?”  Obviously puzzled by my question, he informed me that there were no zebras up there.  Just […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Activities, Delicious Destinations, Travel Tips|5 Comments

Walk for Charity on a Luxury Cruise Liner


While I was on board Royal Caribbean International’s mighty cruise ship Liberty of the Seas several years ago, it was great to see an organized walk for charity take place on the ship’s massive deck.  I spotted the ship in the Halifax Harbour (my hometown in Nova Scotia, Canada) recently and it flooded me […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Activities, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Why I love Magnetic Hill Zoo

A zoo and a winery.  That’s a dream outing for animal-loving, wine-loving me and when I last visited Magnetic Hill  Zoo  in Moncton, New Brunswick, I’m so glad that I spotted the Magnetic Hill Winery and B & B.

Zoos sure seem to cater to kids so I guess that means I’m a big kid.   […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Activities, Delicious Destinations, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Best free travel guides

The TripAdvisor Offline City Guides are a must for navigating major cities worldwide.  Install the free app on your phone and you’ll have the world (pardon the irresistibly appropriate cliché) at your fingertips. Check out the available city list here and that list continues to grow.  By using your phone’s GPS/compass you will be […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Activities, Travel Tips|0 Comments