The allure of secrets: HemLoft – Part 1

by Steve Brock July 4, 2012

Why do we love secret places so much? Find out as a trip to Whistler, BC turns into a quest for a secret treehouse known as The HemLoft.

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Magic, music and Montreal – Part 3

by Steve Brock September 19, 2011

Sometimes, as I found on a trip to the Montreal Jazz Festival, the most meaningful travel occurs when we engage the things we don’t like but with the people we do…

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Magic, music and Montreal – Part 2

by Steve Brock September 14, 2011

A magical trip to New York as a youth sets the stage for explaining why, when I don’t like jazz, I’d spend my vacation as an adult at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

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Magic, music and Montreal – Part 1

by Steve Brock September 9, 2011

I wish I liked wine, coffee and jazz better than I do. So why then, did I go out of my way this summer to attend the Montreal Jazz Festival? Find out…

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Real or fake? The subjective nature of meaningful travel

by Steve Brock August 17, 2011

Evaluating if a travel experience is real/real, real/fake, fake/real or fake/fake can either wear you out or provide useful insights to your trip.

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The reluctant pilgrim – Part 2: Green Gables

by Steve Brock August 12, 2011

A “pilgrimage” to Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, Canada reveals the joys and challenges of traveling to fictional places made real.

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You don't always need to know why

by Steve Brock July 20, 2011

In Quebec City on Canada Day we came across a sea of Red Coats and virtually no understanding of what was happening. But it didn’t matter…

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