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Quebec City: French culture without the transatlantic flight

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014

The flight from Boston was just an hour—and voila! We were sipping café au lait on Grand Allée, this continent’s Champs Elysées, in the capital of the province of Quebec, the cradle of French civilization in the Americas, swept up in the city’s romance and Old World charm.

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Ultimate lobsters and extreme tides: Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

Nova Scotia is the world’s largest exporter of lobsters. It is a place where you can dine with the scent of the sea and the drama of the tides as you watch fishermen unload theirs catch. For the ultimate lobster experience…

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Farm to table: Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

It was a landscape of rolling hills, winding roads, and farms as we approached the fertile Annapolis Valley. With apple orchards, vineyards, dairy cows, and the abundant seafood from the Bay of Fundy, it’s an ideal destination for experiencing the province’s bounty.

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Ottawa: Oh, Canada!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

It is British city with a French accent, centered on Parliament buildings replicating London’s Westminster and a turreted hotel in the style of a French chateau. An historic and now recreational waterway of pleasure boats is lined with pathways and winds through its heart.

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THE SKEENA: Riding the Rails Across British Columbia

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

On our two-day 725 mile daylight land cruise we sat back in our glass carriage and enjoyed the view. We experienced the enormity of mountains and vastness of the Interior Plateau and a forested wilderness from the comfort of our armchairs.

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