Chile, Part 1: Valparaiso and Santiago

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Until last December, my husband (Jules) and I had never visited South America. It’s a place we’d always wanted to go, so we randomly chose Chile as our first country to check out. Armed with the trusty Lonely Planet guidebook–a go-to for any traveller, anywhere–we landed in the capital, Santiago, after…

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New York City: Two Must-Sees

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Last month, I was fortunate enough to visit a good friend who lives in New York. She suggested we see a couple of places in the short time that we had: The High-Line, and the 9/11 Memorial. Here are the highlights: The High Line The High Line is an elevated freight…

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My Amazing Trip to Webequie

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This was a life changing trip; I have a new appreciation for the North. Paul Finkelstein, a chef/schoolteacher at Northwestern Secondary School in Stratford, Ont., asked me to come along as a chaperone/helper to him when he brought a group of his students to do a bit of a cultural exchange…

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