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Canada

My own footstep on the moon

By Paul Knowles (first published in The New Hamburg Independent)

(Photo:  “Your Way Begins on the Other Side”, by Aisha Kalid; Photo by Paul Knowles)

On July 20, 1969, a man named Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.
On March 9, 2019, a man named Paul Knowles set foot on the moon. Well, let’s be honest, here – I actually stood on a Plexiglas circle set into the floor, in the centre of which was a three-inch piece of moon rock.

 

Canada

Yes, in your back yard! (First published in The Mitchell Advocate)

By Paul Knowles

In the staycation era, there’s lots to do in Perth County, Ontario, Canada.

United States

When art and science don’t meet

By Paul Knowles (First published in Metroland Community Newspapers)

Don’t you just love it when your brain comes together? According to the omniscient internet, the left side of our brains controls things like science, while the right side does stuff like art. A week or so ago, it all came together for me. I took on a project that challenged both sides of my brain – and in the end, they both failed, miserably and equally. (Main photo: the Wheel at Steel Pier, Atlantic City; second photo, a non-artist's artist's conception)

United States

The Lunar Module Has “Landed” at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

By joyoftravel.ca news services

Enhancements are underway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Lunar Module 9 will be displayed under the Saturn V rocket.

 

Canada

Low-cost flights to Ireland take off from Hamilton

By Paul Knowles (first published in exchangemagazine.com)

Norwegian takes off from Hamilton Airport, with one-way flights to Dublin starting at $209. (Photo: street musicians at Bunratty in Ireland)

United States

French Lick Resort – A Legendary Dye and Ross Golf Experience

By Dyan Duncan

2019 golf packages highlight Dye, Ross, and Improving Your Game

Continental Europe

The Fête des Vignerons 2019!

By joyoftravel.ca news services

Recognized by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage, the Fête des Vignerons brings generations together, connecting people from the villages, the countryside and the vineyards, locals and foreigners, and offers each one the opportunity to go beyond himself, to transcend and collectively participate in a show unique in the world, one which takes place only once in a generation.

Canada

Rural areas important in regional tourism promotion

By Paul Knowles (first published in The New Hamburg Independent and other Metroland community newspapers)

When the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation invites visitors to “Explore Waterloo Region,” the invitation really means what it says – explore the whole region. Minto Schneider, who is CEO of the corporation, told the Independent that the townships are a key part of the tourism sell that her agency promotes.

(Photo: The John A. statue, part of the Prime Ministers Path at Castle Kilbride)

Caribbean and Latin America

Relax to the max!

By Paul Knowles

The Abaco Club has perfected the art of leisure. (First published in www.quarterly.exchange

Canada

Stratford Festival announces casting for 2019 season

By joyoftravel.ca news services

Tickets go on sale to Members beginning November 11; The box office opens to the public on January 4.

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