September 2018

By Monique Burns Some stories can take you far.  Take the Jewish Holocaust of World War II.  From Germany, where the Nazis came to power in 1933, the long, checkered trail stretches across Europe from northerly  Denmark and Norway to the  western reaches of  France, Belgium and the Netherlands, and

By Everett Potter The Connaught Bar, London I’ve been haunting European watering holes for decades but I don’t think I’ve ever sat in a more spectacular drinking establishment than The Connaught Bar. It’s located in the five star Connaught Hotel, London’s most sublime cocoon of luxury. I used to meet friends

By Anita Stewart Montréal, at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, was founded as the Catholic mission of Ville Marie in 1642.  The early alliances with the First Nations allowed it to become action central for the fur trade. As non-native settlers arrived they planted their familiar

by Geri Bain “Costa Rica is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, and Sarapiquí has one quarter of the biodiversity of Costa Rica,” Johanna Arguello, president of the Sarapiquí Tourism Chamber told me during a recent visit. Being close to the capital (about 1.5 hours’ drive), the region can

By Bobbie Leigh The tony celebrity islands in the Aegean are beyond stunning. The rolling hills, cubist architecture, and white sand beaches are unlike anything you have ever seen.  Keep in mind that Homer had it all wrong in the Odyssey. These are not wine-dark seas. In fact, they are