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Brother André: Simply a Saint

St. André de Montréal

When Pope Benedict XVI officially approved bestowing sainthood on a simple carpenter from Montréal on February 19, 2010, he completed the final step in a process through which this man of humble origins had already been declared “venerable” and subsequently “blessed”. 2,393 more words

Historical And Heritage Travel

On the Zen Road Again

If you are a person of a certain age, you will probably remember Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; and you may also remember the surprising effect the book had on the general culture of travel in North America. 1,506 more words

Commentaries On Travel

For the Love of the Land and Learning in Atlantic Canada

From Travel Educators Sandra Phinney and Bob Fisher

There is a keen sense of watchfulness in Atlantic Canada; not a menacing vigilance by any means, but instead a mindfulness of how time, landscape, and history have shaped the expressive human culture of this very traveller-friendly region. 172 more words

Historical And Heritage Travel

A World of Gross Domestic Happiness and Boundless Journeys

… with Matt Holmes

After talking to Matt Holmes, I was reminded of the words of the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” 671 more words

Historical And Heritage Travel

Climate Change and Travel and Tourism: A Changing World Culture

… with Dr. Tanja Mihalič, Professor of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Lubljana

https://robefish.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/tanjamihalic.mp3In light of Climate Change, “culture” has taken on an expanded frame of reference. 517 more words

Sociological Travel

Climate Change and Travel and Tourism: A New Approach to Thinking and Acting

… with Dr. Lučka-Kajfež Bogataj, Professor at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana


During her presentation, Dr. Lučka-Kajfež Bogataj highlighted some basic and yet essential facts. 459 more words

Sociological Travel