I focus my travel stories on health and wellness; outdoor adventure, especially cycling and hiking; island escapes; food and wine; family trips; and weekend getaways. My stories have appeared in many major North American publications, including besthealthmag.ca, Canadian Cycling Magazine, City Parent, Daily Hive, Empty Nest, familyvacationcritic.com, Forever Young, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Travel Life Magazine and West Jet Magazine.
People often equate luxury with expense. And, of course, “high end” can also mean big dollars. But it doesn’t have to. The five Canadian experiences highlighted here are about pampering, but they are also about adventure, fine food, good wine and wilderness: you can’t put a price on the outdoors.
When I was booking my flight to the Magdalen Islands, my travel agent told me I should be at the airport 2.5 hours early because she thought I was taking an international flight—from Toronto. As I was soon to learn, many people are unfamiliar with this beautiful part of Quebec,
Cycling the Loire Valley is like entering into a kaleidoscope of colour. You pass shivering fields of orange poppies, sail along paths hugging the deep blue Loire River, and past the pale warm yellow of limestone buildings.
The Trapp Family Lodge began welcoming guests to what was originally a 27-room family home in 1950. Later the lodge expanded, establishing itself as one of the oldest Nordic centres in the United States and the largest in Stowe.