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Espresso: The Art of the Perfect Breve

Espresso: The Art of the Perfect Breve
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton & Chris Cole HAD ANY GOOD lattes lately? If so, you may be ready for a new twist on the old routine: the breve. Breve translates from Italian as ‘brief’ or ‘short.’ What that has to do with this drink beats me! It should really...
July 18th, 2010 | VIDEOS, COFFEE | Read More

Big Chute!

Big Chute!
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. BRIAN IS ALWAYS reading boating magazines and dreaming of cruising the pleasure-boat waterways of the world. He’d love to do the San Juan Islands in a Nordhavn 62-footer (around $2 million pre-loved, including VIP...
July 17th, 2010 | Conservation, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, ONTARIO | Read More

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario

Review: Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B, Midland, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. The 1901 lighthouse on the front lawn, night shot WE ARE LUCKY to be within reasonable driving distance of this B&B because we can’t wait to go back. We’re not strangers to a good B&B. But this...
July 11th, 2010 | DEALS, Lighthouses, BED & BREAKFAST, ONTARIO, Reviews | Read More

Best Ever B&B Breakfast

Best Ever B&B Breakfast
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. Travel writer’s note from Milli Thornton: I reviewed this B&B as a paying guest. BEACON SHORE ON GEORGIAN BAY BED & BREAKFAST is located in Midland, Ontario on the southeastern end of a stunning body...
July 10th, 2010 | DINING, BED & BREAKFAST, ONTARIO | Read More

Gallivanting in Halifax

Gallivanting in Halifax
By guest blogger Roona All photos copyright © Roona 2009 THANKS TO THE United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, in the summer of 2009 I took a solitary trip to Nova Scotia. After renewing my work visa in the country, I had to go to a consulate outside the country to get it stamped in my...
July 7th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Lighthouses, NOVA SCOTIA | Read More

Laos and the Maternity Waiting Homes Project

Laos and the Maternity Waiting Homes Project
Story by guest blogger Debra Woods. Photos Copyright © Debra Woods. Hmong mother with baby I had the good fortune during 2007 & ‘08 to work on a project in three southern Lao provinces, the poorest in the country—Attapeu, Saravan and Sekong. Our project’s main aim was to reduce the maternal...
February 28th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, ASIA, Philanthropy | Read More

Vienna’s Open Air Cinema

Vienna’s Open Air Cinema
Story by guest blogger Tatiana Lensky. Photos Copyright © Tatiana Lensky. Vienna, AustriaIT’S LATE AUGUST and a sweltering hot, late afternoon in Vienna. Austria. You know, Sound of Music, Mozart and such . . . that’s where I’m currently living. And, yes, summer days here can remind...
September 1st, 2009 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, MUSIC, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STREET LIFE | Read More