Monthly Archives: September 2012

Finland – Along the King’s Road

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A five day tour in Finland driving along the King’s Road, a medieval mail route linking the ancient kingdom of Sweden with Russia. Our … Continue reading

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Guatemala: Antigua “The Colonial City”

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Founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and situated in a valley surrounded by volcanoes, La Antigua Guatemala was once the capital city … Continue reading

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The Azores – The Island of Pico

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Pico is the second largest island in the Azores archipelago with Portugal’s biggest volcano in its midst and a viticulture that has evolved since … Continue reading

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Mexico – Cancún

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Cancun may have a reputation as the ‘Miami of Mexico’ — party central with endless days of bars, pub crawls and night life – … Continue reading

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South Africa – Wildlife Safaris

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South Africa is full of opportunities for wildlife lovers and on our safaris we visit private game reserves and two of the country’s national … Continue reading

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Toronto #18: Vaudeville, Theatre & Movies

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Toronto’s streetscapes could pass for anywhere and when major movies are shot in locations such as the Distillery District the city becomes Hollywood North. … Continue reading

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Toronto #17: Reclaiming the Waterfront

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Toronto moves south into the Lake and Union Station is built becoming the busiest transportation hub in Canada. The waterfront is developed and as … Continue reading

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Toronto #16: Emergence of Luxury Hotels

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As the city expands to the west of Yonge Street, William Gooderham decides to build the King Edward Hotel, the first luxury hotel in … Continue reading

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Toronto #15: Champions of Industry

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New immigrants George Brown, Timothy Eaton, Adam Beck and Sir Henry Pellatt bring their entrepreneurial skills to the new City of Toronto and pave … Continue reading

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Toronto #14: The Distillery and the Bankers

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In 1834, when Toronto had a population of 9,000 people there were already 300 taverns. New immigrants William Gooderham and James Worts seized the … Continue reading

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