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An epic fishing adventure at the Arctic Circle

Ten friends, a rustic lodge and days spent on the pristine waters of Great Bear Lake

Padre Island: peace, tranquility and fabulous fishing

In shoulder season on the Gulf of Mexico coast in Texas, you can catch your fill of fish, enjoy the locals – or you can just sit back and relax

Vacation planning for empty-nesters

The kids are all grown up and out of the house. It's time to think about year-round vacations!
The Homage to Picasso pieces by Master Walter Furlan. We were taken to a private viewing of the three sculptures on the factory deck. Each had been placed on a pedestal, with the Venetian lagoon as a backdrop. Photo by Mike Robinson

The seduction of art and the art of sales seduction

Grace, beauty, art and commerce at the Vetreria Artistica glass factory on Italy’s Murano island
ice winter

Flexibility key to a successful vacation

When you're traveling, you have to be ready to be a flexible traveller, even when you've got your itinerary planned down to the last minute.

Down on the bayou: Cajun hospitality and gators

We floated through vast groves of bald cypress trees draped in Spanish moss, while malevolent-looking gators sunned on logs
Venice lagoon environmental

Taking a broader, ecological view of Venice

How many of us think of the Venetian lagoon and its imperilled circumstances when we imagine a trip to Piazza San Marco?

The Algarve: Portugal’s magnificent beach of a south coast

Imagine golden sand, 25C with a blue sky in May, and the cleanest blue-green ocean you’ve ever seen. Add boardwalks stretching for kilometres and fabulous food

Travels and hikes in Italy’s mini Canada

The shared borders with France and Switzerland have clearly contributed to a multilingual society in this very northern and beautiful corner of Italy