When did February 14th become synonymous with that chubby Cupid character with the bow and arrow? And was there really a Saint Valentine? One legend says Valentine was a priest in the 3rd Century who defied the Emperor’s decree outlawing young men to marry. The Emperor believed that young men got weak-kneed after marriage, which […]
For Sandra Phinney, a chance meeting in the Temple of Literature in Hanoi turned out to be the highlight of the day!
What do FIsh & Brewis, toutons and scrunchions have in common? They’re all part of Labrador food traditions.
Have you ever done something on a whim, not knowing what was in store? That happened to me when I was in Prince Edward Island (PEI) on our annual summer trek. I had read about “Experience PEI,” a program started by innkeepers Bill and Mary Kendrick who believed that if visitors met interesting Islanders doing […]
Sometimes an event takes on a life of its own and transports us to new places. That’s how I felt when I attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the War Memorial in Ottawa this past Friday. Although I knew that the program would unofficially start at 10:40 a.m., I assumed that I’d have lots of […]
When we were passing through Port Aux Basque this summer, I danced a jig when I heard that Chef Pauline Gillam had time to meet with me. She leads the team at St. Christopher’s Hotel in Port aux Basque, Newfoundland. She also loves to feature traditional dishes like Fish & Brewis and Jigg’s Dinner. Pauline’s […]
The last time I was in Moncton, I had the pleasure of being a guest at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, New Brunswick. Double bonus was spending time with Chef Stefan Mueller. He and his culinary team feature a seasonal 100 Mile Menu in the Windjammer—an elegant four diamond restaurant. Impressed with the food […]
I’m starting to feel like that crazy road runner; wheels spinnin’, darting in and out all over the place. But I always come to a screeching halt somewhere—and relish what’s there to discover. Like the time I landed smack in the middle of Richmond County, Cape Breton, NS. It’s full of small villages and people […]
The Atlantic Nationals annual automotive extravaganza in Moncton, New Brunswick draws humans who love cars, and even a hot-rod dog or two.
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is known for music, arts, lobster, and Maritime hospitality. It all comes together in a big way this year in another famous Yarmouth 250 celebration — and you are personally invited!