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6 Reasons to Stay at Montreal's Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

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6 Reasons to Stay at Montreal's Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

If you're visiting Montreal, I have one big tip for you, one that will make a difference in your time there: where to stay.

Savour Stratford's Maple Trail Adventure

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The anticipation of Canada’s delicious iconic maple syrup is palpable as the first sign of spring. To celebrate, Stratford Tourism Alliance presents the Savour Stratford Maple Trail adventure. This sweet self-guided tasting tour offers a unique maple tasting experience during March and April. 

Travel Writers’ Secrets: Top Newfoundland Travel Tips

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Fasten your seatbelts! This summer, we took an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’s, Newfoundland (yes, a ferry was involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St. John’s as the site of our conference this year – MUCH more on that to come!

Exploring the Rodin Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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When we were in Montreal this summer, I was lucky enough to visit Rodin's Métamorphoses Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Exploring the Rodin Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Artist of the Month: Gerard Brender à Brandis

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 29, 2015 /
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Nestled just off Stratford’s main square is an artist’s cottage. It is a muted yellow with deep chocolate accents; a white portico with columns entices you in off the street. Enter through the small English cottage garden, past a sign that shows that, indeed, this is an artist’s cottage.

Home and studio of Gerard Brender à Brandis, Stratford, Ontario

A Search for the Best Dumplings in Montreal's Chinatown

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 14, 2015 /
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If there's one thing I know well, it's the deliciousness of dumplings. Thanks to my husband's love for them, I have tasted them everywhere we go. I've even become a dumpling aficionado, like him. Thinking of eating dumplings is a joy, making them is lovely, but actually eating them is divine. 

A Search for the Best Dumplings in Montreal's Chinatown

Where to Eat in St. John's, Newfoundland: Tavola

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 12, 2015 /
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Sometimes the unexpected brings the greatest joy. One of the best meals I had in St. John's, Newfoundland this summer was at Tavola. It was at a meal hosted by Destination St. John's (thank you!), and since I hadn't done any restaurant research before coming to Newfoundland, I didn't know what to expect. But as with all the meals we ate in St. John's, I was delighted and surprised by the excellent food, warm interior, and great conversation.

Made in Quebec: A Savory Stroll of the Marché Jean Talon

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Made in Quebec: A Savory Stroll of the Marché Jean Talon

Artist of the Month: Jim Maunder

by Kim Rodeffer Funk / Dec 01, 2015 /
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Happy Holidays! Wandering Educators has a special gift for you. This month’s Artist of the Month is the Amazing Newfoundland Sculptor Jim Maunder. His work is absolutely thought-provoking and will make you want to know more about this artist.

Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral's Holy Door to Open for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 30, 2015 /
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A Jubilee is a joyful time for Catholics, a special year for forgiveness, universal pardon, and remission of sins. The Jubilee is personally marked by physical passage through one of 7 Holy Doors in the world. It is a time of pilgrimage, for to pass through the Holy Door is to go through a rite of passage. The door is open to all persons of good will.

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