Posts Tagged ‘featured’

Globe and Mail’s China Diary series: Fascinating peek at today’s China

Posted on January 30th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Beijing West Train Station

Want a great glimpse into today’s China? Check out The Globe and Mail‘s current China Diaries series. The Globe’s China correspondent, Mark MacKinnon, and staff photojournalist John Lehmann are travelling the route of the Long March, mainly by train. (The photo above is not Lehmann’s due to copyright restrictions.) Today’s installment looks at an enterprising […]

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Last Chance to See James Bond Exhibition in Toronto!

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

For all you Bond fans who have already seen Skyfall 10 times and dream of having Q refit your house, there’s an exhibition in Toronto you won’t want to miss…and it closes this weekend. I had a chance to see Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style at the TIFF Lightbox shortly after it opened. TIFF–short […]

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Three great ways to see Jamaica beyond the resorts

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Say the words “Jamaica vacation” and most people will immediately picture an all-inclusive beachfront resort. But this Caribbean island has more to offer the adventurous traveller. Here are three tips. Rent a house. Huffington Post writer Dr. Irene Levine recently profiled three rental villas in Jamaica, including Goldeneye, the scenic estate where Ian Fleming wrote […]

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Book review: Female Nomad and Friends

Posted on July 26th, 2012 by Laura Byrne Paquet

A book that combines two of my favourite things: travel and recipes! How could I resist? I’ve been eager to read Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World since it came out in 2010. But, with one thing and another, I just got around to it now. And I’m […]

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Five photos that capture the colours of the world

Posted on July 18th, 2012 by Laura Byrne Paquet

This morning I heard about a contest I couldn’t resist. A British website called Travel Supermarket is challenging bloggers to post five photos from their travels highlighting five colours: blue, green, yellow, white and red. Prizes include travel spending money and iPads. And I love any excuse to troll through my photo files and relive the […]

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Year of Geography: Austria

Posted on January 17th, 2012 by Laura Byrne Paquet

There is much more to Austria than The Sound of Music, lovely as it is. (Yes, I’m such a sap that I can pretty much recite all the dialogue from that movie with the sound off.) This is the country that gave us Mozart and sachertorte and the Vienna Boys’ Choir, after all. I did […]

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Year of Geography: It’s back!

Posted on January 13th, 2012 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: Man, this year of geography seems awfully long. Wasn’t it supposed to end on December 31, 2011? Well, yes. What with one thing and another, I got off track last year. Part of it was that I was on the road quite a bit in 2011. And part of […]

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Greatest hits from Facing the Street: My 7 links

Posted on September 1st, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Way back in July, I blush to admit, fellow blogger Edie Jarolim very kindly invited me to participate in a blogosphere event called My 7 Links. Edie writes the wonderful pet-lovers’ blog Will My Dog Hate Me?, which is by turns hilarious, informative and heartbreaking, depending on the day. And My 7 Links is sponsored […]

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Enter your travel photos for chance to win a cycling trip!

Posted on August 30th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

bicycle on bridge near Almonte, Ontario

Do you like to cycle? Do you bring along a camera? Then you might be interested in the contest currently running at the ExperiencePlus website. The bicycle tour company is marking its 40th anniversary with a competition for photographers. Submit your best pix in three categories–food and local culture, panoramas and vistas, and cyclists–for a […]

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Navajo tacos at Cameron Trading Post in Arizona

Posted on August 10th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Navajo taco at Cameron Trading Post in Arizona

Always set for adventure, my husband Paul and I drove five hours from Las Vegas to Flagstaff, Arizona, with a vague plan for getting to the Grand Canyon the next day. We figured it wouldn’t be hard to get directions and we were right: the cheery clerk at the front desk at the Fairfield Inn […]

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