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Explore Maui the right way —
with a guide.
The beauty and
storied past of this majestic Hawaiian island can be overwhelming. Tour
Maui’s windswept coast, along the legendary
Hana Highway, past
incredible waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Discover secret places and
history that only a
local Maui guide
can reveal. You will leave with unforgettable Maui memories!
Maui'ed" (The Globe and Mail,
February 3, 1999.) We knew our wedding on Maui was
going to be unorthodox when Rose Roselinsky arrived at our
rented condo with Hymie, a singing Amazon parrot who refused
Dancing for One and All in the Eastern Townships"in
Forever Young (now
The Montrealer, December/2004).
The church hall is packed. Young children frolic around the edges. Their
parents and other dancers walk, sashay, skip or jig their way up and down
the hall in two rows of long facing lines...Read
the full article.
Time on the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Tour" in Forever Young
(now The Montrealer, October/2004).
It’s the perfect end to
a perfect day. Under a canopy of grapevines on the terrace of the Orpailleur
vineyard in Dunham, we toast the start of the grape harvest with sparkling
champagne: Orpailleur Brut de Brut. Only 5,000 bottles of this Intervin
International 2002 gold-medal winner... (click
here for full article.)
in Winnipeg - Shall we Dance?"
in Forever Young
(now The Montrealer, June/2004).
Shall we dance? In Winnipeg, we certainly shall. When
chose to film Shall We Dance*, starring Jennifer Lopez and
Richard Gere, in Winnipeg last summer, he made an inspired
choice. Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, with its
handsome 1920s commercial buildings, was a perfect stand-in
for the movie’s Chicago setting. The movie also needed dozens
of local dancing extras and Winnipeg easily filled that bill,
too. Social, competitive and performance dance has been
booming for years in the Manitoba capital — and dance-loving
visitors can join in the fun...(click
here for full article).
in St. John’s" in
Forever Young (now The Montrealer, May/2004).
The Celtic music thrums in 6/8 overdrive time.
Violins fiddle. Mandolins pluck. It’s guitars allegro! Our
toes tap, feet fly, legs leap. We sweat like salt cod in a
barrel of brine. We are jiggin’ in St. John’s, and we don’t
mean fishin’! Our Riverdance-trained instructor picks up the
pace. Our hearts race, chests heave, calves cramp!...(click
here for full article).
Charm is Alive and Well in the New South" in
Forever Young (now The Montrealer, August/2003).
We went to Atlanta to see the “Old South”:
pillared plantation mansions, live oaks draped in
moss, horse-drawn carriages clip-clopping over cobblestones.
Big mistake! “For that,” drawled our guide with a laugh,
“you’ll have to go to Savannah”...
for full article)
Exchange District is Looking Up" (Via Destinations
Canada, July/Aug., 2003).
Once marred by dingy
factories, warehouses and abandoned buildings, Winnipeg’s
Exchange District is rapidly becoming a vibrant centre of
prairie art, culture and restored early 20th -century
architecture. Now a National Historic Site, this 30-block
Check out Webs
links for Winnipeg and the Exchange District..
on White" (VIA Destinations
Canada, Feb. 2003). We
are bouncing across the Tundra, in an oversize bus with giant
off-road tires, in a futile search for polar bears. For the
past three hours, we have been staring out foggy windows at
the bleak, boulder-strewn tundra lightly dusted with snow,
watching Hudson Bay turn to ice porridge. So far, only an
Arctic hare, a quick flash of fox, a few ptarmigan and snow
buntings have broken the monotony...(full
Check out Webs
links for Churchill, Manitoba.
Up to Winter in the Underground City — The Charms of Montreal
Indoors and Out"(Jan./Feb.03
issue of Arrive, Amtrak's
on-board magazine in the NE corridor) You don’t have
to “parlez-vous” to enjoy Montreal, but French adds a
uniquely foreign flavor to this marvelously cosmopolitan
city. Off-season rates, uncrowded attractions and fewer
tourists make winter a great time to visit the world’s second
largest French-speaking city after Paris. Known for its fine
dining, great shopping and Old World charm, Montreal also
knows how to beat the cold... (full
Thrills on Maui's Gold Coast" in
(now The Montrealer, Jan./2003).
"Get down,” I hiss to Doug, who has
scrambled up a grapefruit tree and loaded his arms with huge,
pink fruit. We have just completed a two-hour guided tour of
the award-winning grounds of the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel &
Spa. The landscape manager has invited our group to pick
fruit from the hotel’s orchard, where coffee and cacao
flourish among citrus, carambola and other tropical fruits.
I’m mortified that Doug has taken our guide so literally ...
Holiday Escapes" (VIA Destinations Canada, VIA
Rails' on-board on-board magazine) Dec. 2002/January 2003.
for a great gift idea? Why not treat your loved ones to a
holiday during the holidays, to experience one of the things
Canada does best … winter! Value-packed vacation packages let
you rediscover the delights of a Canadian winter ...
Canadian Women Take Different Routes to Fashion Success," VIA
Destinations Canada (VIA Rail's
on-board magazine) July/August
2002 Wives in
Sherbrooke, Quebec have been known to send their husbands to
Knowlton, an hour’s drive away, just to check out the groovy
windows, country charm and, of course, the designer togs at
Hurricane Grace ... (full
Hunting in the Eastern Townships, "VIA Destinations Canada
(VIA Rail's on-board magazine)
May/June 2002 "Amazing,
unbelievable!" exclaimed our Ontario cousins Gordon and
Diane, as they gingerly picked their way through Antiquités à
l' Étage in Foster, Quebec, a treasure-hunter's paradise...
the Townships in Style and Comfort with Wood & Westland" (Special
vacation supplement in The Record, June 19, 2002.)
If you want to discover the very best of the Townships, you
are in luck! Wood & Westland, a brand-new touring company,
has created the ultimate bike and van tours... (full
Pups Pack Park"
News (as supplement to The Record,
Sherbrooke, Quebec) May 22, 2002
- a regular by-lined column
for the Brome County News (a supplement to The Record,
Sherbrooke, Quebec) 2001 was the best year ever for
Knowlton Decorative Tiles, Cindy Moynan’s home-based ceramics
business. Thirty-percent of sales
came from the Internet...(full
BizBeat article in Feb. 20/02 Brome CountyNews). More
BizBeat columns: 2002 Aug
Jan. 19/02. 2001 -
Teens Produce "The Television Channel"
Talk of the
Townships (a supplement to The Record, Sherbrooke,
Quebec) May 17, 2002.
on Prime Time TV"
News (a supplement to The Record,
Sherbrooke, Quebec) August 1, 2001
Artists Featured in National Magazine"
Brome County News (a supplement to
The Record, Sherbrooke, Quebec) May 30, 2001.
Shop Caters to Good Taste"
Brome County News (a supplement to The
Record, Sherbrooke, Quebec) April 11, 2001.
All signs point to
success for Virgo Catering, a five-star addition to the
Knowlton food scene. Virgo Romano, who is actually a
Grace Blows into Central Knowlton
Brome County News (a
supplement to The Record, Sherbrooke, Quebec) April 4, 2001.
Roofs may still sag under piles of
snow but last Friday Hurricane Grace blew into Knowlton,
bringing a load of summery fashions...(full
Brome County News (a supplement to The
Record, Sherbrooke, Quebec, August 2, 2000.)
Do you sing in the shower? Pluck guitar in
your basement? Play piano at parties? If so, here’s your
chance to grab centre stage. Since
About Duck" (The Gazette, Montreal, January
15, 2000.) I’m wild about duck. I don’t shoot it and I
don’t cook it — but I love to find it on a menu. Few places
have more duck-adorned menus than the Eastern Townships, home
of the world-famous Brome Lake duck...(full
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