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What to do with 7 days on Maui (#1 is the most important)

There are so many things to keep you busy on Maui; choosing what to do depends on your interests. If we only had seven days, this is how we would spend them. 1. Relax Isn’t that the reason you flew to this island in the middle of the ocean? With only seven days, you definitely [...]

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The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

The Sofitel Los Angeles, located right in the heart of Beverly Hills, is simply a wonderful hotel. Location, service, the restaurant and bar (and great wine, of course), the spa, the rooms… and the pillows. My God, I could have slept for days. Over the Christmas holidays, I was back in Southern California to visit [...]

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Paradise is a state of mind: Maui

Paradise is a state of mind

For years I imagined the real Maui was what I had experienced at a hotel on the “touristy” side of the island. Everybody is always happy, greeting everyone they pass with a warm smile and aloha. The rooms are clean and the only sign of critters are the sweet little geckos scurrying around. It’s paradise! [...]

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Dog sledding: a Canadian boy’s dream

Dogsledding

Since I was a very young boy, I have always wanted to drive a team of dogs through a forest trail heavy with snow on a crisp winter day. I’m sure dog sledding is many a Canadian boys’ dream, but, if you grew up in town and your family dog was a poodle, it was probably [...]

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Montreal: eating at Les 400 Coups

les 400 coups

A city with a pulse My father (Nat) grew up in Montreal during the 1930s and ’40s. I can only imagine what it was like back then, during the Great Depression and the beginning of WWII. These days, Montreal is a city with a pulse; with nightlife and an art scene.  A food lover’s paradise [...]

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My home away from home — Girona and Costa Brava

I’d have to go back and actually count up the number of posts, but I think there is a fair [...]

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