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Restoring the glory: volunteers re-create a 200-year old Irish walled garden

By Paul Knowles (first published in the Toronto Sun)

(All photos by Nancy Knowles)

Leave time for the unexpected: that’s a very important rule for travellers. Too tight a travel schedule will leave you hostage to the clock, and unable to explore wonderful things you might stumble upon. Like, for instance, Colclough Gardens in County Wexford, Ireland. It would be easy to miss ColClough, as you rush to visit the many other worthwhile sites in Wexford – but don’t.

Continental Europe

A complicated icon

By Paul Knowles

As Protestants celebrate a milestone anniversary, the writer ventures to Germany in search of the real Martin Luther. (First published in edited form in The United Church Observer). (All photos by Nancy Knowles)


Jann Arden to host European River Cruise

By Martha Chapman

Award-winning Canadian entertainer to set sail from Budapest to Prague with Avalon Waterways


United Kingdom

Travel advice for older visitors to the UK

By news services

Whether you’ve just started planning your trip or have already booked up, the following guide created by straight stairlift retailer, Acorn Stairlifts (, will provide you with some inspiration when it comes to creating your itinerary. (Photo: The Eden Project)

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