Posts by: Lisa Jackson

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What It’s Like to Go to the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in Ireland

Matchmaking is one of Ireland’s oldest traditions, and for the last 150 years, it has taken place in Lisdoonvarna, a West Coast village near the iconic Cliffs of Moher. For the month of September, this tiny spa town of 800 residents hosts the popular Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – a month-long celebration bringing together hopeful romantics from around the world. Most recently, a gay, bisexual and transgender weekend, called “The Outing,” has been added to the program – the world’s first-ever LGBT matchmaking festival. Continue Reading →

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The Best Way to Explore Canada This Summer? Take the Rocky Mountaineer Train

Too often, rail travel gets labelled as the vehicle of the unadventurous traveller. But the truth is, there’s no better way to see the Western Canada than by riding the rails on the Rocky Mountaineer, the only passenger-based train permitted to use the Canadian National Railway. So before you dismiss rail riding, here are five reasons to travel by train across Western Canada: Continue Reading →

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24 Hour Getaway: This Fall, You Can Glamp, Kayak, and Eat Your Way Around Haldimand County

There are so many ways to enjoy autumn in Canada, and Ontario’s Southwest offers more than just scenery. It’s only an hour and a half drive to Haldimand County, a region where filled with outdoor adventure, farm fresh fare, and agritourism. It’s also one of the few places near the GTA where you can go glamping!

We’ve put together an itinerary for a 24-hour fall getaway to Haldimand Region, but we recommend staying overnight to fully soak up the region’s offerings. Are you ready to rumble? Continue Reading →