Nashville

Music City – Nashville, Tennessee

Like a musical Mecca, a trip to Nashville is a pilgrimage for music fans. Nashville’s most famous honky tonk - Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Photo: Julie Kalan Found on the Cumberland River, in the center of Te...
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama – February 5, Palais des Congrès

A Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces...
Marina del Rey Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey exudes elegance

MARINA DEL REY - Given some memorable experiences at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel here in Montreal, I was very eager to spend some time at the Marina del Rey location during my family’s recent visit to California. ...
Topnotch

Topnotch Resort – top choice for Stowe

Venerable resort’s low-key luxury and world class spa offer a host of on-site activities – and a quick shuttle to Mount Mansfield’s ski runs Stowe, the queen of Vermont ski villages, has been a favourite among...
Westin LAX

Spend your last night or two at the Westin LAX

Westin LAX LOS ANGELES - Rather than rush to checkout of our Santa Monica hotel to get to the airport for our return flight home, we decided to stay at the Westin Los Angeles Airport (www.westinlosangelesairpo...
Santa Monica

Soaking up in the sun in gorgeous Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA - After spending a week in San Francisco and five days in Beverly Hills, we decided to conclude our family trip with a relaxing five day stay in Santa Monica (www.santamonica.com),  a mere eight no...
Stratton Mountain

Ski Vermont deluxe at Stratton Mountain

Montreal skiers are fortunate to have easy access to a plethora of good ski terrain nearby in the Laurentians and Eastern Townships – and just a little farther south in the mountains of New England and New York...
San Antonio

December in San Antonio – TexMex Holidays

Festivals, events and fun fill up San Antonio’s calendar each December. Here’s a look at some of the holiday highlights… La Tamalada Comadre Gloria Solis and her husband guide the Tamal making workshop at...