Travel

I focus my travel stories on health and wellness, with a particular focus on fitness for women 55 plus. Although historically I have written stories on everything from weekend getaways, to food and wine to intergenerational family travel, a wellness focus seems to blend well with our times. Today, we live in the era of COVID, so travel writing isn’t really about crossing distances. But fundamental to travel writing is the exploration of place, and for now that place is home.

So while I won’t be travelling internationally for a while, I continue to focus on staying fit, eating well, and cycling and hiking in Ontario. And because I am 55 years old, I will write about what I know, targetting other active women, who like me, continue to challenge ourselves with daily online fitness classes in our living rooms and cycling and walking and hiking in nature.

My stories have appeared in many major North American publications, including the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, besthealthmag.ca, Canadian Cycling Magazine, City Parent, Daily Hive, Empty Nest, familyvacationcritic.com, Forever Young, Travel Life Magazine and West Jet Magazine.

Quiet roads and a vibrant city: Biking in Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Featured in Canadian Cycling Magazine, October 2015. The prime road routes and trails of Ontario’s Peterborough and the Kawarthas aren’t well-known, but that will change. We followed our guides on a rainy day in June. We were travelling over rolling hills in Ontario’s Kawarthas on road bikes against soft winds and under grey skies. Grazing Continue Reading

A trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake combines arts with activity

Featured in Parents Canada, July 28, 2015. Magic “star stuff,” pirates and mermaids in coconut bras have invaded Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Specifically, the Shaw Festival, which for the first time in its 53-year history is staging a play geared to children: Peter and the Starcatcher. Charlie Gallant as Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Continue Reading

Travels with Mum

Featured in Forever Young, January 2015. Mother and daughters bonded in Montreal and Quebec City, following in the footsteps of author Louise Penny and ending a stimulating journey with a toast to dad. Daphne and Mom at Montmorency Falls. With cobblestone streets, outdoor markets, great restaurants and galleries, and handsome French men, why leave the Continue Reading

A Finger Lakes Road Trip

Featured in Travel Society Magazine, Winter 2014. The U.S. border is often an intimidating barrier for Canadians looking for a quick weekend getaway. But it shouldn’t be. In just over three hours, Torontonians can be driving along winding country roads overlooking long slender lakes, with wineries, microbreweries and quaint inns at their fingertips. On a Continue Reading