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New rules create house-sitting opportunities in Vancouver

Canada’s most expensive city to live in — Vancouver — is also very popular for tourists. One way to make visiting this expensive city easier is… 108 more words


The best waterpark in the world

As a child-free 47-year-old Canadian, I can’t say I think about waterparks a whole lot. But I’ve been missing out. Since my late 20s, the last time I visited a waterslide other than at a hotel pool, water parks have changed. 317 more words


1st Time on What's Next? (Topic: Afghanistan)

On July 11, 2017 I appeared on the American Security Project podcast called “What’s Next?”

During this podcast I spoke with Maggie Feldman-Piltch regarding my views on U.S. 28 more words

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More magical than Disney

Intrigued by Disney’s new “Pandora — The World of Avatar” attractions?

Why not explore the real thing that inspired the movie and theme park? In China, I discovered rock formations that look like cobras and penguins, leafy iced trees surrounded by summer, a suspended temple, and many many places to make wishes. 106 more words


Finding heart in America's heartland

Up here in Canada, we hear some scary stuff coming out of the U.S. these days. But it isn’t all bad.

I visited the American South for the first time in my life last year (California and Florida don’t count!), and was so surprised by the sense of hospitality I found there. 125 more words


How to pack light

Since I travel so much, I’ve gotten pretty good at travelling light. So, Men’s Journal asked me for some of my favourite clothing and gear to help their readers pack light. 152 more words