Canada

By Anita Stewart By Anita Stewart There is a majesty here – just as founder Anthony von Mandl envisioned it from the beginning in 1981. Set atop an ancient, well-worn mountain overlooking British Columbia’s Okanagan valley, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is the most beautiful winery in Canada. From its

By Bill Triplett Quick, what do the Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, the Black Keys, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Sting, Charles Aznavour, Elton John and a ton of other musical heavyweights have in common? At one point or

“I do not feel that because I own this land, I can do with it whatever I want. The main philosophy of Eigensinn Farm is to work in harmony with Nature.”   – Michael Stadtländer about their Heaven on Earth Project 2002. Story by Anita Stewart. Photos by Margaret Mulligan In

By Gary Walther North Head is where the ferry docks and is the tourism center of Grand Manan Island. These three restaurants are all in North Head, two within walking distance of the ferry. The Inn at Whale Cove Cottages, North Head Easily the best restaurant on the island (below,

By Gary Walther The Arctic Terns are in a dither when we land on Machias Seal Island, a 90-minute voyage southeast of Grand Manan Island–and the one trip you should do during a stay here because you may not get another chance. A Peregrine Falcon had just turned up and

By Gary Walther This morning Whale Cove was stuffed with magnesium-flare fog, so metallic-bright it repulsed the eye. The wind toyed with it, turning the top edge into wispy hunchbacks, and by sending all that moisture up the slope to Whale Cove Cottages, lent the air a cool, just-laundered scent.

By Rochelle Lash The enduring allure of Quebec City is that whatever is conspicuously old and venerable also is remarkably new and avant-garde. And when we say old, we really mean old. Here, cobblestones and convents date to the 1600s. And when we say new, we mean progressive bistronomy by

By Gary Walther If an island could have a resting heart rate, Grand Manan’s would be about 45, perhaps spiking five beats when the ferry arrives. Here, even the compass is simplified, as there are only two major directions, to North Head and to Southwest Head. The former is where

By Bart Beeson It’s hard not to love the city of Vancouver, with its dramatic mountain backdrop, in-town beaches and funky neighborhoods.  While I have been to the city several times, I still had quite a few things on my Vancouver to-do list, so on a recent visit I set

By Gary Walther The Grand Manan ferry left the terminal in Blacks Harbour in a fog more sheen than soup, a silvery sheath that enveloped it for more than an hour. Then, just off the north tip of Grand Manan, the ferry crossed the threshold into clear, and into a