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Canada: stories & travel reviews

Polar bear along Icy Straight, Nunavut Canada August 2012. Yes we were that close, but ...

Polar bear along Icy Straight, Nunavut Canada August 2012. Yes we were that close, but ...

This photo of Lake Minnewanka was taken at Banff National Park in Canada.

This photo of Lake Minnewanka was taken at Banff National Park in Canada.

The colors of fall in Mont Royal Park, Montreal

The colors of fall in Mont Royal Park, Montreal

A Black Bear grazes on Whistler Mountain

A Black Bear grazes on Whistler Mountain

Canada: stories & travel reviews

The Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks

“Keep close to nature’s heart….and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir The stretch of Canadian Rockies encompassing ...

Newfoundland: North America's eastern edge

As the easternmost part of North America, the Canadian Maritime province of Newfoundland seems so far away, but it’s the nearest to Europe. Its hardy, thrifty residents – who were isolated in winter – were ...

October 23, 2015
Road tripping with a Congressional Democrat

San Diego's most freely traveling member of Congress has hit the road again, this time to Montreal, Canada, for a four-day seminar entitled “Diplomacy and Extremism: Iran, ISIS, and U.S. Interests in an Unraveling Middle ...

June 9, 2015
An Amtrak-Airbnb American (and Canadian) adventure

Weary of going through another airport security line? Enchanted by an early morning train whistle hurtling to points unknown? With airline costs continuing to rise, I set out to try a new, more economical cross-country ...

Touching the money fur in Prince Edward Island

Grass and girls. That was what life was all about, at least viewed through the black, bulby eyes of Keswick, a seven-year-old alpaca. His muppet-like neck bobbing in front of my wife and me, Keswick ...

December 26, 2014
Montréal's past and future

Despite being a large city, a worthwhile sampling of Montreal can be explored in one day. A clean and efficient metro system makes the city easy to navigate. Some advanced planning is recommended, however; not ...

December 2, 2014
Canada issues travel warning for Mexico

Canada has joined the United States in warning its citizens of the potential dangers they may face when visiting Mexico, with specific reference to Baja California. In an advisory posted on the home page of ...

Canadian condo king piles up cash for Faulconer

As GOP ex-mayor and San Diego chamber of commerce chief Jerry Sanders sets out to vanquish the city's so-called linkage fee on commercial building to subsidize so-called affordable housing here, a distinctly high-end residential developer ...

December 12, 2013
True north: Canada's stunning Rockies

The Canadian Rockies have everything nature lovers could ever ask for: soaring mountain vistas, gorgeous alpine lakes, majestic glaciers and one of the best wildlife-spotting areas on the North American continent. And for those of ...

September 15, 2013
Québec City: crown jewel of French Québec

Québec is one of North America’s oldest cities, having been founded in 1608 by famous French explorer Samuel Champlain. It was the capital of New France (French North America) until the British captured it in ...

June 4, 2013
Tasty Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island, Canada, is called the birthplace of Canada – it was the site where they became a confederation in 1864. In 2014, they will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference leading ...

Road-tripping Canada: The Maritime Provinces and Back

Generally, I travel alone. I like to explore at my own pace and in my own time. I'm not big on planning, either. I leave myself space to explore a different direction or seize an ...

Polar Bear Season in Churchill, Manitoba

Our plane knifed through the dark grey clouds and plunged into a driving snowstorm. As the wheels touched down on the tarmac we could distinguish the hulking remains of previously crashed planes lining the runway. ...

Niagara Falls, Like Grandpa Used to Love

My grandfather was born in what is now the Ukraine, but was then known as Czarist Russia. When he later emigrated to the U.S. and got married to my grandmother, he wanted to go on ...

Vancouver's Japadog – Taste the Strange

“Japadog” sounds like a word David Letterman would say for comic effect. In actuality, Japadog is a Vancouver street vendor that sells grilled hot dogs, both Japanese style and those referred to as “regular hotdogs” ...

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