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Le Massif: A Gastronomic Adventure in Charlevoix — Rails, Mountains, and the Shore

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Since September, 2011, a unique train has been running along some of the finest scenery in Canada’s French-speaking province of Québec. From February through April the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix runs from Québec’s Parc de la Chute-Montmorency to the ski slopes by Grande-Pointe Station. Between May and October, the train continues on to the resort vacation region of La Malbaie.

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Berlin: a city of healing

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Berlin is known as the City of Health for its many clinics and wellness centers. We explored this side of the city at the Aspria, a sleek and stylish hotel known for health and fitness. It’s on a residential street just off Ku’damm.

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Revenge of the Ravens: The Story of Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014

When we were in the Lake Zurich region of Switzerland we used our Swiss Pass to take the train to Einsiedeln, in the Swiss canton of Schwyz. The Benedictine Monastery Einsiedeln is the largest abbey and oldest pilgrimage site in Switzerland. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Virgin Mary in Europe.

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Scuol, Switzerland

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014

Scuol, between the the Silvretta range and the Swiss Dolomites, is a place where mineral waters flow from community fountains. Cobblestone squares are surrounded by historic houses decorated with sgraffito, a technique of scratching a design through the surface layer.

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Ultimate farm to fork in the Great Outdoors: Outaouais in Québec, Canada

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014

The Outaouais region is about a two hour drive from Montréal. This agricultural area in the southwestern part of the province is bordered by the Laurentian Mountains and Canada’s capital city, Ottawa.

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