The Joy of Travel

Travel like herding cats

Nov 15, 2016 / 3:00 pm

It was a great night out with friends. Lots of wine, laughter and heartfelt promises that planning a group trip to Europe would be “so much fun!”...

Breathless anticipation

Nov 8, 2016 / 3:00 pm

You know who you are. You love the Vegas club scene. The non-stop, all night action. You love the flair and tantalizing thrum of South Beach night life. You...

Cruising in style

Nov 1, 2016 / 3:00 pm

I must smile when I hear people say they just can’t imagine doing a cruise of any kind. I’ve learned over the many years in this industry that...

Soulful travel

Oct 25, 2016 / 3:00 pm

“I want to make a difference,” she said with a sigh. “I’m tired of feeling like I’m on the outside looking in when I travel to...

Set sail on the Bluenose

Oct 18, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Are you looking for a destination with interesting history, beautiful architecture and jaw-dropping scenery? Hoping to avoid transatlantic flights and...

Winter in the southern sun

Oct 11, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Here’s a quick little sun getaway guide for this winter’s list of sun destinations available via nonstop and/or same-day connections. Puerto...

Drink the vodka

Oct 4, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Travelling to a foreign country can be exhilarating and a little nerve-wracking. True explorers like myself embrace the culture shock and the feeling of being...

A necessary evil

Sep 27, 2016 / 12:00 pm

You don’t need cancellation insurance you say. You’re travelling no matter what. Funny how something as simple as a child’s ear infection can...

The ethics of travel

Sep 20, 2016 / 3:00 pm

You’re finally in that exotic locale you’ve always dreamed of visiting. The sights, sounds, aromas all tickle your fancy and increase your desire to...

The Mexican dentist

Sep 13, 2016 / 3:00 pm

My daughter and I travelled to Bucerias in April. It was a great mother-daughter trip and also an opportunity for me to explore the “lure” of the...

River cruising in style

Sep 6, 2016 / 12:00 pm

The new high bar in river cruising The fastest growing segment of the international travel industry is the river-cruise market. Bigger, better, more innovative...

Her biggest fan

Apr 14, 2016 / 6:18 pm

I’m heading to Bucerios, Mexico on Friday to take advantage of some inexpensive dental work. I’ve had a number of clients who’ve had great...

Be aware - not afraid

Apr 6, 2016 / 12:17 pm

The world stage today is a source of anxiety and apprehension for many, especially when it comes to international travel. People are delaying, rerouting, or...

From bad comes good

Mar 30, 2016 / 5:00 pm

Perspective is everything, in every situation. Monday night, I had my running jacket stolen from an unlocked locker at the gym. Not the worst situation, as I...

Change: The one sure thing

Mar 23, 2016 / 5:00 pm

Change is a circumstance that can be viewed with either anticipation or trepidation. It is something that is, ironically, the one thing we can count on....

Ya gotta laugh

Mar 16, 2016 / 11:03 am

There’s just no way to avoid it. Everyone gets older. It doesn’t matter if you exercise religiously, eat healthily, or drink moderately. Its gonna...

Disconnect to connect

Mar 9, 2016 / 5:00 pm

Last night I left my phone at my brother’s place in Westbank. I live in Kelowna and by the time I realized my blunder, it was too late to go back. My...

Should too

Mar 2, 2016 / 7:00 am

'Should' 'Too' Two very small, seemingly innocuous words. “I think Bruce is coming too.” “That dress should look beautiful on...

Moment of redemption

Feb 18, 2016 / 7:52 am

I was 21, living and working in Vancouver. I was standing at a busy bus stop on Granville Street with the regular after-work crowd. When the bus arrived, the...

Getting stuck

Feb 10, 2016 / 4:05 pm

Getting stuck. It’s a term generally viewed in a negative context. “He’s a stick in the mud.” “She’s stuck in a dead end...