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Magical Chinese Lantern Festival

One of the wonderful things about children is their capacity to be enchanted by all things magical–Santa, Harry Potter, Disney Princesses, etc. As adults, we tend to become jaded and lose the ability to perceive the magic around us. However, last week I had the opportunity to revisit the wonder of childhood when I attended… Continue reading Magical Chinese Lantern Festival

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What To See On Prince Edward Island Green Gables Plus A Whole Green Island

I have wanted to see Prince Edward Island since I was thirteen and first read Lucy Maude Montgomery’s series of books about the precocious orphan, Anne Of Green Gables. The desire to visit the Canadian province was further cemented in my mind years later in 1985 when PBS aired the award-winning mini-series based on the book. The… Continue reading What To See On Prince Edward Island Green Gables Plus A Whole Green Island

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FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

Earlier this year we took our newly minted college graduate on a “History Geeks Tour” of Presidents Washington’s, Jefferson’s and Madison’s homes. So, on our recent vacation to New Brunswick, when we found ourselves close to Campobello, we had to keep the Geek Tour going and pay a visit to President Franklin Roosevelt’s summer “cottage.” Although… Continue reading FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

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New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs

When you are driving along the Trans Canadian Highway in New Brunswick, two things strike you. The first is the natural beauty of the landscape with its rocky outcroppings and dense pine forests. The second thing is the noggin befuddling road signs. New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty New Brunswick is all about experiencing nature in its… Continue reading New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs