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PIQUE NEWS MAGAZINE

Tanzania-
Nchi ya maajabu!

An African safari was always a dream. Infinite Safari Adventures designed a custom adventure for my family. It began in Arusha, in the north east of Tanzania, where Muba, our guide and driver, became part of our family for the next 10 days.

First stop was Tanangire National Park, home to the largest elephant population in northern Tanzania. There is nothing like seeing a parade of elephants under baobab trees. There were hundreds of animals including zebras, giraffes, impalas, dik diks and gazelles …

 
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PIQUE NEWS MAGAZINE

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula:
Cenotes, Crocodiles and the Caribbean Sea

When we were invited to a destination wedding in Tulum, we finally had a reason to stop finding reasons not to go.

The 120 kilometres from Cancun to our VRBO three-bedroom rental in Tulsayab, 10 km outside of Tulum, was a breeze. Casa Tankah, located on an unpaved road on a remote stretch of rocky beach, proved to be a smart decision. Windy season is November to May, and our boys spent much of their time in the calm sheltered quarters of our private garden pool …

 
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BEFORE THEY WERE OUR MOTHERS:

Voices of women born before rosie started riveting

Chapter VIII     Annie's Rings

A love interest offers a glimmer of refuge from the drudgery of Annie's life spent caring for her parents …

 
 
   "My ongoing vision is that this book will be a catalyst for storytelling and truth-telling within families," Nugent wrote in the book's forward. "In particular, women's stories, which are too-often silenced or drowned out."

"My ongoing vision is that this book will be a catalyst for storytelling and truth-telling within families," Nugent wrote in the book's forward. "In particular, women's stories, which are too-often silenced or drowned out."

   "As women continue to navigate their way through society, making their mark and challenging boundaries, a newly released book “Before They Were Our Mothers:Voices of Women Before Rosie Started Riveting,” is supporting that movement by adding to the dialogue."

"As women continue to navigate their way through society, making their mark and challenging boundaries, a newly released book “Before They Were Our Mothers:Voices of Women Before Rosie Started Riveting,” is supporting that movement by adding to the dialogue."

 
 

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Port Renfrew Seaside Cottages
A Wayfarer's Wonder.

Port Renfrew was inaccessible except by boat until 1957. Even today, the community—home to the Pacheedaht First Nation—feels remote and undeniably special. Eagles, seals, and sea stars flourish on this Southwest Coastland of Vancouver Island ...

 

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Salt Spring Island's Hasting House
Sussex Style.

Overlooking Ganges Bay, Salt Spring Island’s Hastings House Country House Hotel is an old-world luxury property that includes a boutique spa and fine dining on 22 acres of towering Douglas firs, gardens, and quaint beach. The original site of a Hudson’s Bay Post was purchased in 1939 by Britain’s Warren and Barbara Hastings, who built an 11th-century Sussex-style manor mimicking their home in Kent. Now a Relais & Chateaux property, it is perfect for a romantic getaway or intimate wedding ...

 

MONTECRISTO MAGAZINE

Pemberton's Slow Food Cycle
Two-wheel deal.

Pemberton, a majestic mountain mecca, has been a farming community for over a century. This rich, fertile valley produces world-renowned seed potatoes. Pemberton Meadows Road is over 45 kilometres long, meandering along properties growing cattle, horses, sheep, vegetables, berries, and hay. This magnificent stretch of British Columbia is Mother Nature at her best, and is well worth exploring—especially by bicycle, and especially during the annual Slow Food Cycle, which sees participants biking from farm to farm, meeting the purveyors and sampling goods ...

 

MONTECRISTO MAGAZINE

Mile One Eating House
Pemberton Power.

Located at the gateway of the Pemberton Valley at the base of majestic Mount Currie, Mile One Eating House has been part of this century-old farming village since 2010. With a recent albeit unconventional expansion, husband-and-wife proprietors Randy Jones and Cindy Yu are perfecting the local comfort food experience ...

 

PIQUE NEWS MAGAZINE

Wayfarers
beyond Whistler

For over two decades I have explored the wonderment of Whistler but recently I'd heard whisperings from the locals about a place 110 kilometres north of this Pacific Coastal mountain mecca, a place Whistlerites go to escape their resort home ...

 

PASSPORTED MAGAZINE

Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Whistler regular, Passported contributor and mom-of-two Cathy Fedoruk recently snuck in a stay at Vancouver's stylish Rosewood Hotel Georgia en route to her mountain retreat. She shares what to know (and love) about this Rosewood property, and why she'll be returning ...

 

PASSPORTED MAGAZINE

Featured Hotel:  Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

If you ever find yourself driving from Calgary Stampede to Whistler, or you're just looking for an excuse to visit a beautiful Canadian national park, look no further than the Jasper Fairmont in the Jasper National Park. Travel writer Cathy Fedoruk shares her take from a recent trip ...

 

PIQUE NEWS MAGAZINE

Riding Arizona
By plane, train, automobile, raft and rodeo

Eventually everyone beholds the Grand Canyon whether it is through a photograph, movie or visitation. A National Park since 1919, encompassing over 1.2 million acres with the Colorado River chiselling away layers of geological rock a mile deep for over six million years, when I scoured the Internet for family hotels, I discovered that most people book a year in advance. Fortunately the Grand Canyon Railway made it easy. I booked our entire trip only two-and-a-half months before our departure ...

 

PASSPORTED MAGAZINE

Hotel Review:  The Island House, Bahamas

Supermodel-turned-writer and mama of two Cathy Fedoruk recently returned from The Island House in the Bahamas, a chic getaway by the Lyford Cay Marina. This is an ideal spot for a long weekend by the pool or a longer stay in one of their stylish apartments. Check out her review below for the scoop on this boutique Bahamian bolthole ...

 

PIQUE NEWS MAGAZINE

Saint Martin's Oriental Bay
au naturel

Saint Martin/St Maarten is a tiny French and Dutch island — only 85 square kilometres — nestled in between the Atlantic and Caribbean. You can drive the perimeter in less than an hour.

First inhabited by the Ciboney Indians this tropical island is without a river, but has plenty of salt ponds. Christopher Columbus named Saint Martin in 1493, and in 1648 a treaty signed on the lush Mount Concordia had the French claim 60 per cent and the Dutch 40 per cent. It took a few centuries of squabbling before the border was finally set in 1817. Today the island offers a cruise-ship port, casinos, fine restaurants, over 35 beaches with plenty of water sports, and island hopping via boat or puddle-jumper to neighbouring Anguilla, Saint Barthelemy and Saba ...

 

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Romancing the Alps
With Kids

With my husband's Verbier business trip, our 15-year anniversary, our boys' winter break, and plenty of Starwood points — a family adventure paired with some European culture was a must.

Swiss Air offered direct round trip flights from JFK to Geneva, and for a last-minute booking it was our best economical choice. There are no direct flights from Vancouver to Geneva, but there are plenty of one-stop flights — check Expedia. The Geneva airport is centrally located: 160 kilometres from Verbier, 80 kilometres from Chamonix, and Courmayeur is a 30-minute drive from Chamonix. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from time of travel ...