Skating Your Way to Better Health Skating is an incredible sport. It’s fun. It’s relatively easy to learn, and there are rinks all over cities and countrysides. Why not use it to spend quality time with your children, to meet new friends, as a new competitive challenge or…Read More on Live Out There. Photo by Kafubra.
Cross-country Skiing at Far Hills Far Hills Parc Régional Far Hills Parc Régional lies an hour and a quarter northwest of Montreal. It’s a great place to spend the day on cross-country or snowshoeing slopes. It’s Been How Long? It had been nearly twenty years since my last cross-country ski outing. But wasn’t cross-country skiing likeRead More
The Healing Power of Tao Shiatsu I spent close to forty years going to chiropractors and osteopaths for my lower and upper back pain. Despite the tens of thousands of dollars I paid these people, nothing worked for more than a few hours or days. What Do I Have To Lose? Someone mentioned that IRead More
African Destinations I’ve never visited Africa. What’s stopped me? In my mind’s eye, the continent embodies hot days, sandy soil, extreme wind, mosquitoes, exotic diseases, colonialism, the cradle of life, slavery, incredible cultures, huge markets with colorful spices, soul-stirring music, men in long white robes, women in bright dresses and lots of negative media: angryRead More
Hiking Quebec – Parc des Sept Chutes The Parc des Sept Chutes, an hour an half northeast of Montreal, is part of the Matawinie region. I’d done a trail in the area before. I’d also hiked Les Contreforts, part of the National Trail. But I’d never had the pleasure of to the Parc des Sept Chutes –Read More
I Dream of Sand, Warm Breezes and Palm Trees… Islands aren’t usually my thing. Sure, like everybody, I’ve been to Oahu and Maui. And I’ve been to the Isle of Skye, Scotland, to Fira and Tinos in Greece, to the UK, and to the Île de la Cité, in Paris. My home city of Montreal is another one.Read More
Poshtels – Barcelona When I was in Barcelona, I stayed in two Poshtels. For those of you unsure of what Poshtels are, they are really nice – boutique – hostels. Both of these are worthy of mention and a great place to stay. Free Hostels Free Hostels is on the second floor of the buildingRead More