Smart travel with a smartphone

Smart travel with a smartphone

Travelling has become so much easier over the past few years. Much of this has to do with the rise of the smart phone. I confess, I never travel without mine and use it as much as possible to get the right information in any given city. Smart travel with a smartphone is now the norm. Three years ago, when visiting Amsterdam for work (with a few days of personal time tacked on at the ...

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Visiting Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Visiting Petroglyphs Provincial Park: A Sacred Place

Ever since I was a little girl, the idea of visiting Petroglyphs Provincial Park was something that I had on my unofficial travel bucket list. This park is the location for the historic rock carvings by Algonquin or Iroquoian-speaking people that date back to well over a thousand years ago. Not only is it special because of its age, but the number of rock carvings – with over 1,200 it’s the largest collection of such ...

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Polish grzanki

Polish Grzanki – Delicious Snacks

There’s an art to creating a delicious, authentic Italian pizza. Nobody can dispute that. However, in a pinch, Polish grzanki will do to satisfy the craving for bread, tomato sauce, cheese and perhaps a pepperoni sausage. Grzanki (g-zhanki) are a very simple way of making a warmed up sandwich snack “po Włosku” using simple foods found at home. Like bruschetta, it’s considered a snack or an appetizer, often paired with soup or a salad. As ...

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Influential songs of my youth

Influential songs of my youth

I turned on the old clock radio, with its big numbers clicking over the time. The song on the radio had a driving beat, a synthesized melody and a woman with an amazing voice singing. “Sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree…” Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics had me entranced at age nine with this song. It was also a revelation. Having grown up for the first nine years in a ...

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