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Explore the Quebec countryside on a day trip
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Explore the Quebec countryside on a day trip

by Mark Medicoff Autumn is a somber time, yet it regales us with its fiery splendour. The season’s mood urges us to reflect on life’s beauty as well as its uncertainty. So in tune with the autumn’s offerings, here are day-trip ideas to scoop you out of the armchair traveler’s […]

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Manhattan is a dangerous place. Beware of helpful people with dogs

by Harry Rolnick A Montreal ami asked me to find him a hotel for his forthcoming trip to New York, with the provision that the hotel be in a “safe neighborhood.” A worldly gentleman who has lived everywhere and done everything, his fears astonished me. On second thought, though, I […]

White Light Festival to brighten New York till Nov. 19
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White Light Festival to brighten New York till Nov. 19

by Harry Rolnick The great Persian poet Hafiz was once told that life enters the human body with the help of music. He replied, “That isn’t quite true. Life itself is music.” This should be the essence of the most magical musical month in New York, the White Light Festival, […]

How I shed my troubles at Cape Tribulation
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How I shed my troubles at Cape Tribulation

BY: MOLLY NEWBORN There is a narrow and mysterious road that travels far north in Queensland, Australia. It begins in the sleepy sugar-cane town of Mossman and winds north along the coast deep into the mystical Daintree rainforest, up to a headland discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770, when […]

Happy New Year and buy a hat
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In Chile with love: the trek south along the Pacific

BY: BARBARA MOSER & IRWIN BLOCK Last winter, we spent four weeks in Argentina and Chile. It was our first trip to South America. The seven-hour bus ride to San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile from Pumamarca in northern Argentina was stunning, with desert, snow-capped mountains in the distance, […]

Saturday-night shoppers crowd Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. Photos: Barbara Moser
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Analysis: Israel is thriving, but settlements cast a shadow

BY: IRWIN BLOCK Israel is seen as a society beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, challenges and threats. Based on what we see and read in the media, life in the “promised land” would seem to be unlivable. But on the streets of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, there is a […]

Jujuy region alive with the sounds of silence: Humahuaca, Tilcara, Purmamarca
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Jujuy region alive with the sounds of silence: Humahuaca, Tilcara, Purmamarca

BY: BARBARA MOSER & IRWIN BLOCK We left Salta, Argentina, to visit three northern villages in Jujuy province just south of the Bolivian border. We were advised by an English teacher we met in Salta to spend one night each in Humahuaca, Tilcara and Purmamarca, and that’s just what we […]

Amy Newborn with Diego and Geordi.
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Los Angeles: Travelling with Diego, the Malibu chihuahua. Viva la fiesta!

BY BARBARA MOSER I know we just had a column, penned by our travel scholar, Mark Medicoff, on travelling with dogs, but he didn’t have the pictures to prove it. This May, Irwin and I took a wonderful 10-day vacation to L.A. to visit my daughter Amy, her partner, Todd, […]

Hotel Salta
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Argentina: Immerse yourself in the Salta the earth

BY: BARBARA MOSER & IRWIN BLOCK We left magnificent Iguazu Falls, straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil, feeling elated: Yes, life is a trip and our world in its natural splendour can be magnificent. We boarded the bus heading for Salta—in northwestern Argentina just below the Bolivian border and […]

A sea of green surrounds Tucker's Barn in Tunbridge, Vermont. (Photo: M.S. Maguire)
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In Tunbridge, Vermont, history is in the front seat

If we Canadians decide to invade Vermont this summer, let’s be more pleasant about it than we were in 1780. In October of that year, 300 aboriginals under the command of British soldiers took 28 Tunbridge-area boys and men prisoner. Known as the Royalton Raid, it was the last gasp […]