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Banff and Jasper – Year-round natural splendor

Experience and photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva   Pick your season – it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit Alberta’s Canadian Rocky Mountains. The scenery will be breathtaking, the experiences engaging, and the possibilities for adventure endless. We were drawn to Canada’s Banff and Jasper National Parks by the promise of some …

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Lunenburg Harbour. Nova Scotia

The Edge of the Sea; Nova Scotia

by Deirdre Frost Like so many individuals, I dreamt of going to a remote maritime destination on the North Atlantic coast. Luckily that was easily possible within a few hours ferry ride and drive from coastal Maine.  First, we drove to Portland, Maine then took the ferry up to  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia for the start …

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Popsicle for a Night: A Stay at Quebec City’s Hotel de Glace aka ICE!

By Judy Wells Imagine twin, double or queen-sized beds of ice in rooms of compressed snow. Now imagine sleeping on an ice bed after wrapping yourself in a shroud-like lining then, mummy-like, zipping into an aptly named mummy sleeping bag. Kind of like being a tightly-wrapped Popsicle in a deep freeze. That was me at …

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