Off the beaten path in Nova Scotia at Bramber Weir

Off the beaten path in Nova Scotia at Bramber Weir

It’s a glorious summer day in Nova Scotia, Canada. I’m with a group of friends and a dozen or so strangers on one of those “off-the-beaten-path” experiences that many travellers yearn for. Off the beaten path in Nova Scotia If deviating from the tourist trail appeals...
Explore Havana on a food tour

Explore Havana on a food tour

I haven’t taken a food tour I didn’t enjoy. While some are better than others, they share a few common characteristics: a leisurely stroll, staggered tastings, and an introduction to the history, architecture and culture of a place. Havana, Cuba  In my...
5 Steps to using Wi-Fi in Cuba

5 Steps to using Wi-Fi in Cuba

Using Wi-Fi in Cuba isn’t something one does while juggling other things. It’s a stand-alone activity that needs to be coordinated with others. These 5 steps to using Wi-Fi in Cuba will help you plan your approach. Note: Information is accurate as of November 2017,...
A recommended Havana casa particular

A recommended Havana casa particular

Where does one start when trying to figure out where to stay in Havana? The task was made easier by following recommendations of other bloggers. There was one recurring suggestion: stay in the area of Vedado. One person described it as “más tranquilo,” a calm and...
Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair

Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair

Of all the interesting things to do in Nova Scotia, the Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair is one of my favourites. It’s also popular with others, judging from the swarms of visitors who descend on the picturesque south shore town each autumn. The festival...
Lunch at the United Nations, New York

Lunch at the United Nations, New York

Heading to New York anytime soon? If so, step into international territory and dine alongside delegates, ambassadors, international dignitaries and other visitors in the Delegates Dining Room. Lunch at the United Nations, New York is both a culinary and culturally...

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