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Savor the flavors of Quebec’s Charlevoix

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Charlevoix is a top Canadian vacation destination to the east of Quebec City that abounds with outdoor activities and leads the French-speaking province of Quebec in agritourism.

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The Château Frontenac: the heart of the flavors of Québec City

Posted by on May 18, 2015

The Château Frontenac is one of the elegant luxury hotels built by the railway in the late 19th century to ensure luxurious nightly accommodations and dining when traveling by train across Canada. Designed by the father of Emily Post, it is the epitome of refinement and is one of the most photographed and recognized hotels in the world.

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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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La Belle Epoque: Barging through the Burgundy region of France

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Burgundy — we know it as a deep red hue, the color of a wine from a country where it is named not by the grape from which it is made but by the region in which it is produced. The Burgundy region, southeast of Paris, is fruitful, prosperous and rich in history, culture, and gastronomy.

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Barging in Alsace Lorraine aboard European Waterways’ Le Panache

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014

We booked a barge trip that began and ended in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region of eastern France. This beautiful area between the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest bears a strong German influence because its nationality and language switched back and forth depending on the outcome of a variety of wars.

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