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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.

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Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

CRUISING: Save on repositioning cruises

Feb 20, 2011 - 5 comments

During April and May, many cruise companies move their ships from winter to summer cruising waters. Passengers who choose these voyages get more cruising days for their money, and a different cruise experience. Known as repositioning, this semi-annual process is reversed...

Don’t forget Havana

Travel, World, Snowbirds Slideshow
Jan 03, 2011 - 4 comments

  Like most Canadians, my trip to Cuba meant a week spent at one of Cuba’s beautiful beach areas – in our case, the famous Varadero. For a change of pace one day my wife and I decided to take a...

Paradise in Provence

Travel, World Slideshow
May 18, 2010 - 4 comments

There is something delightful about staying in a vacation spot for a couple of weeks or even more.  Personally, I enjoy unpacking once, putting things into drawers or closets, stuff into the bathroom, and basically living as if in my own...

Correction: West is west

May 14, 2010 - 4 comments

Editor’s Note: We have received a couple of emails noting a mistake in the article in the March edition on Portugal. The passage in question stated: “The Algarve region is a particular favourite for Canadians looking for longstay accommodation. On the...


Mar 22, 2010 - 4 comments

Take your European vacation at home If a true European vacation is not in the cards this year, why not take a European-style vacation right at home. Vancouver-based Fresh Tracks offers several choices that can be quite continental, depending upon what...

A Spanish lesson lost in translation

Travel, World Photo
Jan 21, 2010 - 4 comments

I used to vacation in the Dominican Republic where the weather was grand and the people fantastic, the friendliest in the Caribbean. It’s an island where music is the language of locals and stress does not exist. The national motto of...

Age of adventure

Travel, World Slideshow
Dec 30, 2009 - 4 comments

They’re climbing volcanoes. Taking Antarctic expeditions. Reliving the Battle of Gettysburg. Like Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List, many retirees are clamouring for exotic adventure. Watching a lava stream erupt from a volcano was exciting for Albert McIntosh, of Oakville, Ont....

Meet your match

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

My dance partner's feet seem to be moving to the rhythm of a different drummer; he's certainly ignoring the beat of the music I'm hearing. My own feet are desperately trying to sort it all out. After an eternity, the music...


Travel, World Slideshow
Sep 03, 2008 - 4 comments

In the past few years, Israel has begun carving a niche in the gastronomic world. So this trip to the land of milk and honey was planned specifically to eat. After meeting our guide, Yuval Russ, we checked into Tel Aviv's...

See more of Europe

Aug 12, 2008 - 4 comments

If your travel plans include Europe, more countries are now easier to reach. Nine new countries were added to the European Union late last year - the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia - bringing the...