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New Year, New Travels

New Year’s Day is  my favourite day of the year for a few reasons. The first being, the annual Polar Bear Swim in English Bay in Vancouver. For me, there is no better way to wash away the old and welcome the new year than immersing myself in freezing cold water for as long as […]

Holiday Traditions from Around the World

Start your festivities on December 23rd and try your hand at carving radishes just like they do in Oaxaca, Mexico. La Noche de los Rabanos (Night of the Radishes) is celebrated in the main square and features artists carving sculptures out of overgrown radishes. The tradition began in 1897 with vendors trying to make their […]

Two Steps Forward to the New Year!

2021. People travelled to Switzerland, Portugal, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Peru. Gwen, the chihuahua, and her owner returned to Canada from Brazil after many travel delays.  I flew for the first time since 2019 and learned there is much more to Winnipeg than meets the eye. That is more that we can say for the […]