Throw Back Thursday – Polar Bear Capital

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Churchill, Manitoba, Canada — We were standing in line waiting to pay for an order of poutine when the guy behind the counter at Gypsy’s turned to my teenage daughter and said, “Do me a favor.” Before she could respond, he handed her his cell phone. “When they answer, tell them their order is ready,” and without hesitation, he headed to the dining room to deliver food. Read more HERE

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Pretty Places Friday – Free Outdoor Art Along the Danube

Europe and art go hand in hand — especially when you’re visiting the iconic cities on the Danube river. We recently took the AmaWaterways Melodies of the Danube river cruise and found that art has a way of popping up all along the river when you least expect it. You don’t even have to step into a museum. Here’s what you’ll see… HERE Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Free Outdoor Art Along the Danube

Throw Back Thursday – Madrid with Kids

Madrid, like most of Spain, comes alive at night. It’s when the locals come out to play, and it’s not uncommon to see a family with young children headed to dinner at 10p.m. With full stomachs we made our way to Puerto del Sol. Madrid’s central square, Puerto del Sol provides the young and old with hours of entertainment. Read about it all HERE.

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Unforgettable Hotels – Le Monastere des Augustines – Quebec

For centuries, Augustinian sisters have called the historic site home, but facing declining numbers, the monastery was restored and adapted to offer hotel accommodations, opening its doors to guests in August 2015.

See the full review HERE.

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Travel Tuesday – Ecuadorian Rainforest

We’re eating breakfast at a table topped with white linen, overlooking 3,200 acres of Ecuador’s Choco-Andean cloud forest. A colorful Choco toucan chirps in a nearby tree. “Nothing is impossible,” says our guide, Anderson, and I am inclined to believe him.  Read more HERE.

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Harbor seals at South Sawyer Glacier

Throw Back Thursday – Alaska

Throwing back to my 1st Alaska post.  See it HERE.

A visit to Alaska is on many travelers wish list. But trading a week of sunshine for the possibility of a week of grey skies and chilly days can be a tough decision to make. The mere thought of spending a week of vacation bundled in layers is a tough one for many folks. But what’s waiting is worth it, even if it means some moments of cold.

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