Monthly Archives: March 2011

Toronto 175 – Part 2: The Founding of York

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  Simcoe chooses a natural harbour for the foundations of York and builds a Fort at the entrance to protect the new town.

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1812 – Part 2 – The story of Laura Secord

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  Laura’s walk to warn British troops of an American invasion may have contributed in saving Upper Canada from becoming a U.S. State, but … Continue reading

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Turbulence: Flying high

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When returning from Rome on an Alitalia flight, some people were sleeping and others watching the movie when we hit a major area of … Continue reading

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Akko: The Underground Crusader Capital

Eliezer Stern is excited – he’s just discovered the toilets. Any traveller who has been confined to a mini-van for two hours knows the … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 1: The War begins

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War is announced – but in 1812 civility reigns.  The British officers are entertaining their American counterparts at Fort George and so war will not start … Continue reading

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Journeys: Following in the footsteps of Jane Austen

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It was in the wealthy Roman spa town of Bath during the Georgian period and Napoleonic Wars that Jane Austen wrote some of her … Continue reading

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Toronto 175 – Part 1: In the beginning

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A natural harbour and a perfect meeting place for the First Nations peoples who first visited the area to fish and hunt.  Later French … Continue reading

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Germany: Rhine Cruise

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Vinyards, castles, small villages, and historical cities can be explored when we board a small cruise ship in Dusseldorf and travel up the Rhine River. For … Continue reading

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