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If there is one road trip that is “bucket list” worthy, a summer drive on Alberta’s scenic Icefield Parkway from Banff to Jasper certainly qualifies. We had a free weekend last June, and decided this was a great opportunity for us to do the famous Icefield Parkway road trip in the Canadian Rockies. The weather was great, spring flowers would […]
Istanbul is currently number one on TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Destinations in the World”, so our expectations were high for our first visit to Turkey’s largest city. Sometimes it’s hard for a destination to live up to the hype but in Istanbul we weren’t disappointed. Modern and ancient, European and Asian—it is a completely unique place in […]
We had only two nights in Paris, and my daughter and I intended to pack as much sightseeing, shopping and eating as possible into our one full day in the City of Light. Our version of “Paris in 24 hours”. The night we arrived however things changed, as this was January 7, the day of the terrorist attack […]
In a little garden cafe near Bradford-on-Avon in the UK, we had the most amazing scones I had ever tasted. They were tender and fluffy, served warm with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and pretty much carb perfection. Since then I’ve tried and adapted many recipes to try and match those UK scones. Today I substituted coconut oil for the butter […]
About four hours northwest of Athens is Meteora, where unique geological peaks form a dramatic and beautiful natural landscape. Upon these seemingly inaccessible peaks, monks in the 11th century began building monasteries. Eventually twenty-four of these monasteries were built, and it’s no surprise that Meteora’s Monasteries in the sky are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We […]
When you visit a new country, have you ever wished you could glimpse inside a real home, maybe even be invited to dinner? That’s just what we were able to do in Athens, Greece with the Alternative Athens Home Cooked Meals tour. We were taken to a typical Athenian residential neighbourhood where our gracious host, […]