A taste of two cities: Manchester and Liverpool

by Heidi Small, aka The Wander Woman When we think of crossing the pond for a cultural and culinary adventure, London usually leaps to mind. But I wanted to travel the path less taken and broaden my horizons. A serendipitous introduction to British travel photographer Nicholas Hardy had piqued my interest in Manchester and Liverpool…

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Toronto: A treat for the taste buds

by Heidi Small, aka The Wander Woman After researching Toronto’s burgeoning restaurant scene, the city went straight to the top of my list. Toronto is ablaze with renowned chefs, and I wanted to navigate its culinary landscape with one-on-one interviews, peppered with those fortuitous finds that happen while traveling. There was no shortage of insatiable…

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Ottawa: Capital of flavours

by Heidi Small, aka The Wander Woman With Aeroplan’s wind at my back, I was thrilled to plan a mini-holiday to Ottawa. Much like the city itself, the food landscape of Canada’s capital is quiet and unassuming, yet rich with secret finds. It’s also only two hours down the highway from my home in Montreal,…

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Exploring Auckland, New Zealand

by Eric Pateman Are the 13+ hour flight times from Canada to Auckland, New Zealand worth the journey? Visiting Aotearoa, or the land of the long white cloud, is a serious commitment and not a trip one chooses on a whim for the long weekend. My answer? Most definitely! The city of Auckland is surrounded by…

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Tips on travelling with a family member who has reduced mobility

by la petite bette You shouldn’t be prevented from travelling because you or a family member have a condition that affects mobility. However, it’s always wise to look for ways to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Our 12‑year‑old son, Malek, has cerebral palsy. His disability prevents him from walking long distances and using his hands…

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