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I LOVE LOVE LOVE Istanbul! It is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Yes, you are reading that correctly: between both continents (bet you had no idea about the Asian part).

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After a busy morning visiting the historical, medieval city of Siena, we spent the afternoon visiting a local farm and vineyard in Montalcino, located approximately 45 kilometres from Siena. Montalcino is a town that has kept its 16th century charm with its picturesque olive groves, scenic c…

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Our Tuscany tour continued to the medieval city of Siena, nestled within the Tuscan hills, approximately 48 kilometres south of Florence. This city has preserved its historical 13th century character and quality to a remarkable degree that in 1995 UNESCO named Siena a World Heritage Site, th…

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Chianti is the region of wonderful vineyards, charming hill tops towns that stretches from Florence to Siena on to Arezzo. The cypress trees dominate the landscape. These trees aren’t just there for beauty. They serve as wind barriers, as well as providing an excellent source of strong and v…

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St. John's is another must-see place in CANADA (and please do not confuse it with St. John, New Brunswick - the locals of both provinces will not be happy with you!).Back to Newfoundland, let’s start with the scenery: I am GOBSMACKED by the GORGEOUSNESS here. It starts with those infamously …

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This little island has tons to offer. What, you ask? Well, there is adventure at every turn, and natural beauty that is spectacular! And, believe it or not my fellow foodies, you find Michelin-status food that is out of this world. The island of PEI will definitely charm you from tip-to-tip.…

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Montréal is the largest city in the province of Québec. It is on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and is named after Mount Royal. It has many boroughs or regions, many of which are neighbourhoods representing our wonderful multi-culturalism (it’s almost like travelling the world within …

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Let’s continue our virtual touring in the vast province of Ontario... Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It has become a dynamic metropolis with a development rate of skyscrapers, all being dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower. That's…

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As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours. Within a short walk from your hotel (because Ottawa is sooo walkable), you can tour iconic Parliament Hill, visit national museums, take an epic cruise, or skate …

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So, the journey continues over our BELOVED country and we are now in the province of Ontario. In writing this piece, I was having a difficult time to decide where to start – there is sooooo much to see and talk about in this province that in the next few weeks I will TRY and squeeze in as mu…

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Our virtual Canadian journey continues with the province of Manitoba and a well-known city: Winnipeg (a.k.a. Winter-Peg). It inherited this name because while it is smack in the centre of Canada (the prairies), which have tons of flatlands, the winds in the wintertime are exhilarating! Winni…

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Saskatchewan is a Canadian province that is known for its prairie landscapes; basically, the grassland covers its southern plains, and the north is the rugged rock of the Canadian shield plateau, with forests, rivers, and lakes.Here is a virtual tour of Saskatchewan.In Saskatchewan. there ar…

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This is a big city that feels intimate. It’s cowboy country where one finds the infamous Calgary Stampede, a must-see. The city is modern, wealthy and bustling. The people are very friendly, accommodating and down-to-earth too. And a TRADITION there is to get "White Hatted” (another must).

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As we head into the summer, we also head into festival season, and while international annual events like Crop Over Festival in Barbados and Carnival in Toronto are cancelled in 2020, that doesn’t mean it can’t be celebrated! Check out the history of annual festivals in four distinct destina…

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Here we are at the final stretch of our travels. From the relaxing Lake Como, we head over to explore Venice. We spent three days on the Lido di Venezia. We stayed in the Lido and parked our car on the street in front of our hotel. The Lido is often missed by tourist travelling to Venice, bu…

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When we left off, we were heading to Milan. Once there, we stayed in Milan’s historical and geographical city center for one night before heading off to Lago di Como for a week. We were within walking distance from the Piazza del Duomo and the Brera Art academy. The Piazza del Duomo is a dis…

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Last week we left off where we got on our ferry to Barcelona from Civitavecchia in Italy. It is a 20-hour overnight ferry ride. What we did is ensure we stayed in a suite so that we’d be well rested from all the walking and exploring we had already done up until this point. As we arrived in …