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Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

BOB'S BLOG: History repeating itself says crusading author, 91

The author looks back at the Depression and the brutal poverty he experienced in his youth, and sees how history is repeating itself.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Calabria Italy: A journey and a reclamation of family heritage

Travel, World Slideshow
Jul 16, 2011 - 17 comments

It took more than a century and a 6,000-mile journey to get home to the village of Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte in Italy's southernmost region of Calabria – the toe of the peninsula's boot that tickles Sicily. Three cousins from coastal Reggio de Calabria, joined my husband and I on the journey to my ancestral past....more

Noon Spotlight - Cruising: Spas and Salons on the Seven Seas


Carnival Cruise Lines / Celebrity Cruises / Costa / Crystal Cruises / Queen Mary 2 / Holland America / MSC Cruises / Norwegian Cruise Lines / Paul Gauguin Cruises / Princess Cruises / Royal Caribbean International / Seadream / Silversea / Windstar Cruises

Top 10 music festivals worldwide

May 25, 2011 - 4 comments

With the beginning of festival season just around the corner, here's a list of the top-10 music festivals worldwide. There is one Canadian entry – the Montreal International Jazz Festival, running from June 25 to July 4 . Coachella Music Festival,...

North from Dublin: Irish blessing rings true throughout visit to gorgeous nation

Travel, World Slideshow
May 23, 2011 - 6 comments

The 1.5-million people in Dublin, the capital of and largest city in the Republic of Ireland, personified the traditional Irish blessing: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm...

Travel Briefs: Elderhostel changes name / Paella Express gets you there faster

Travel, World, News&Views, News Slideshow
May 19, 2011 - 4 comments

  Elderhostel Changes Name Fear not if you've been wondering why you haven't seen any mention lately of Elderhostel, the 35-year-old not-for-profit organization that offers educational travel programs aimed primarily at people aged 50 and older. It's gone through a name...

A mountain paradox

Travel, World Slideshow
Apr 20, 2011 - 13 comments

It's easy to understand why National Geographic's travel experts rank Bariloche, in the Andes in Argentina, as one of the most beautiful places in the world. *** BARILOCHE, Argentina – This city of about 100,000 residents is a paradox to non-Argentinians...

Viva Espana

Travel, World Slideshow
Apr 16, 2011 - 3 comments

  Empty nesters with a few weeks or more of vacation might want to consider renting an apartment in a sunny little town on Spain's Costa del Sol, where wine is two bucks a bottle and it's often catch-of-the-day for dinner....

The Naples nobody knows

Travel, World Slideshow
Mar 21, 2011 - 4 comments

“Did you get to Pompeii?” That’s the first question everyone asks when they hear we’ve been to Naples. Our answer is No. Nor did we head for tourist-trampled Positano on the affluent Amalfi Coast. Ditto for commercialized Capri. But we did...

Cruising: Enjoy a private Caribbean island with cruising friends

Mar 08, 2011 - 4 comments

Imagine being a castaway on a sandy beach with plenty of aquatic and other toys to play with. There might be some trails through the trees. And, oh yes, there's a cruise-ship crew ready with food and drink, and maybe even...

Live like a count in Portugal's manor homes

Feb 21, 2011 - 6 comments

There's not much better way to soak in the culture, camaraderie and cuisine of Portugal than by staying at a solare, one of the manor houses, farm estates or rustic country homes sprinkled around this country anchored at the southwestern edge...