This past July, Doreen Pendgracs launched Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate whereby the author invites readers to join her on a sensuous, taste-tempting journey of chocolate discovery. Aside from getting insider information about chocolate from various countries in Europe, Doreen explores topics such as how and where cacao becomes chocolate; various personalities […]
If you sensed I was embarrassed when I wrote my last post, I am now mortified knowing it’s been so bloody long since I’ve been posting on a regular basis. My excuse? Tracking down stories … two weeks in New Brunswick, three weeks in Labrador and five weeks in Vietnam/Cambodia and Thailand respectively–all since my […]
Woohoo! I’ll soon be doing one of my favourite things (delivering a travel writing workshop) in one of my favourite places (Fredericton NB). The workshop will be on April 28, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at “The Station” on York Street. Here’s a quick recap of the focus and workshop outline. Pass the word […]
David Stanley’s career as a guidebook writer began with notes scribbled in the margins of early backpacking guides to Asia. In 1979 Stanley co-authored the first edition of South Pacific Handbook with Bill Dalton, founder of Moon Publications. The handbook went through eight editions before being discontinued in 2004. In 1989 David wrote his first […]
Mariellen Ward is a Toronto-based freelance writer with a BA in Journalism, a certificate in yoga teacher training and a passion for sharing the beauty of India’s culture and wisdom. Aside from traveling extensively in India, she writes for magazines, newspapers and many online travel sites, publishes an India travel blog, http://breathedreamgo.com/ and leads custom […]
Barrie had a cold when we left NS which Carmen picked up right away and I followed suit after we arrived in Tortola. We hacked our way through the first few days (Barrie referred to us all as the Phlem Family). Our breathing was made worse by a severe case of mould and mildew that […]
Seemed like a long two days en route. But there were some lessons learned along the way (and a few things that struck my funny bone.) 1. Don’t stray further than two feet from your luggage. Sister Carmen went to park her car at the airport in Halifax, Barrie went to find a trolley (dolly?) […]
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