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Azulejos: The Art of Lisbon’s Tiles

Some cities draw you in with their rich history, while others entice you with their iconic sites. Lisbon’s beauty, for me, is in its magnificent tile work. Thousands of the city’s buildings are covered...

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Hiking Elora Gorge

Hiking Elora Gorge has been on my list all summer. But after seeing friends photos of their visits there this summer, among crowds, I was leery. A couple of weeks ago, in the heart...

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Toronto’s Graffiti Alley

Toronto is an amazing mix of historic and creative. It’s one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world and is represented in the many diverse neighbourhoods. Being such an imaginative place it’s no...

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Best of Brussels

I had heard so many varying accounts from fellow travellers about Brussels. Some enjoyed it while others found it lacking. But I had to go and discover it for myself. And I was pleasantly...

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On the Hunt for Dracula in Romania

We’ve all either read the classic or watched one of the many movies on Dracula. But did you ever want to know more? Who is this man of mystery? Charming ancient soul by day...