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Canada

New Permanent Exhibition Elsie through the eyes of... Opens at Les Jardins de Métis

By joyoftravel.ca news services

Grand-Métis -  Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens opened for the 2018 summer season on Saturday, June 2 with a special focus on the gardens’ creator, Elsie Reford. The new permanent exhibition Elsie through the eyes of… opens in the historic Estevan Lodge. The exhibition explores the fascinating story of Elsie Reford, a life that was rich and unusual. One of the leading women of her time, with grand ideas for society and many ambitious projects to her credit, the exhibition offers an opportunity to discover this and much more.

Caribbean and Latin America

10 Ways The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun Elevates All-In Vacations

By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor

Palace Resorts is a company well-known for elevating the all-inclusive resort experience through five-star accommodations and amenities. These are standards that have been well-set through this esteemed hospitality group’s years of experience and expertise operating ten award-winning, expansive oceanfront resorts throughout Mexico and Jamaica.

United States

Rescued Manatee Treated and Released in Florida Keys

By Keys Media Advisory

MARATHON, Florida Keys -- A sub-adult, nearly 800-pound male manatee nicknamed “Coco” was released back to the wild Wednesday, hours after being rescued from a canal by members of the Florida Keys-based Dolphin Research Center Manatee Rescue Team.

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)

Canada

The full country experience at Windbreak Farm B&B

By Paul Knowles (first published in the Mitchell Advocate)

For Cathy Hutson, owning and operating a Bed & Breakfast was an ideal occupation. Her parents ran a hunting and fishing camp in northern Ontario, so “from a young age, I was used to the tourism industry.” She describes herself as an unusual combination – a homebody, and yet an entrepreneur – so a home-based business seemed the ideal answer.

Special Interest

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.

United States

Much in common between communities, but the Tech Museum is a San Jose stand-out

By Paul Knowles

(First published in www.exchangemagazine.com)

Waterloo Region residents who visit San Jose, California, will probably feel quite at home, very quickly. The two communities have a lot in common – except for the southern California climate, of course. San Jose is part of the state's famed Silicon Valley, home to many start-up and global tech companies, including Apple, Facebook and Google.

Cruises

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 joyoftravel.ca 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 (http://www.acornstairlifts.ca/stairlifts/straight-stair-lifts), will provide you with some inspiration when it comes to creating your itinerary. (Photo: The Eden Project)

Continental Europe

European Waterways ‘Pops the Bubbly’ on Hotel Barge Cruise Menus To Reflect Culinary Traditions of France’s Champagne Region

By Andrew Stevens

Champagne Cruise Itineraries Include an Exclusive Tasting at the Hilltop Village of Hautvillers, Where Dom Perignon Discovered the 'Methode Champenoise'.

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