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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 23, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 23, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

Travel Tips: The Best Place to Experience the Magic of Christmas

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Do you remember when you were a little kid, and the entire holiday season was magical, with delights around every corner? From the brisk air and corresponding outdoor adventures to treats chosen specifically for you to incredible, once-a-year foods, it’s hard recapture that once you’ve grown past that believe-in-magic stage.

Luckily for us, this experience IS able to be recaptured, and makes you believe in the magic of the holidays again.

 

How and where, I hear you ask!

“Josh Recommends” in a JULY 4 Week-end Special Edition By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” in a JULY 4 Week-end Special Edition By Josh Garrick 

5 Surprising Czech Christmas Celebrations

by Culinary Spelunker / Dec 25, 2018 /
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Cookies. Carp. More cookies. A side of potato salad.

While many Christmas festivities in Czechia are similar to those in other parts of Europe, this nation of just under 11 million has some unusual – and noteworthy – holiday traditions all their own.

A little Czech history

Admittedly, Czechia, a country circled by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria, is known more for its culture and history, than cuisine.

A Joyful, Colorful Show with Cirque Dreams Holidaze

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We didn’t know exactly what to expect when we walked into our favourite place, Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University. We talked about all of the possibilities while walking in, but knew it would be centered around getting us into the holiday spirit, hence the name: Cirque Dreams Holidaze.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 3, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 3, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

Celebrating Scotland's St Andrews Day

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This week marks an important holiday—and it has nothing to do with turkey!

 

A Taste of Viennese Christmas

by Culinary Spelunker / Nov 27, 2017 /
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Bathed in bright yellow that soaks in the summer sun, while offering a stark contrast to the snow come winter, Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, always seems both welcoming and royal. Built in 1740-50s, the palace became the summer residence of the ruling family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, was born here on August 18, 1830, and died here November 21, 1916. He was the last Austro-Hungarian emperor.

Stratford Christmas Trail marks beginning of holiday season

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The Stratford Christmas Trail captures the spirit of giving and the joy of checking off that list. Throughout November and running until December 20, twenty-seven shops present fabulous stocking stuffers to delight on Christmas morning. You'll discover unique and individual gift ideas when you stroll our festive streets visiting shops draped in fresh cedar rope and tied with big red bows. Stratford Tourism is making it easy to kick off your holiday shopping with The Christmas Trail - just choose six gifts for $30 (+HST).

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