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Monthly Archives: May 2016


Why I Didn’t Mind Today’s 5:00 a.m. Wakeup Call

Travelling for conferences and networking can be wonderful, but also a non-stop whirl of activity. That’s why it’s generally nice to sleep in until at least 6:00 or so. However, I’m staying in a room at Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac….

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Hôtel Le Germain Québec: A Boutique Dream Come True

In planning my first visit to Quebec City, I decided to try two highly rated hotels. I love older properties and boutique hotels, and began with a lovely boutique hotel in the historic Old Port of Quebec. Hôtel Le Germain…

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Here Come the Brides (Part One)

… and the grooms, of course. During a walk at Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical Garden this weekend, I came across two newly minted couples in the space of a few minutes. This couple and their photographer chose the entrance to…

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Chains of Gold

… were suspended this weekend in breathtaking beauty, all along a curving pathway of Golden Chain trees. These are also known as Labernum Watereri “Vossii”. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I spent time this weekend at Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical…

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Postcards from DC: The Tidal Basin

Washington, DC is impossible to capture in a single post, or visit. Fortunately, I’ve been able to visit the US Capitol a few times in recent years – and always find something different to explore. In the US Capitol last month,…

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