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It isn't every day you get to visit one of the new wonders of the world. Or a 17th-century vineyard. Or a jail cell where history was made. But South Africa's Cape Town provides all of that and more. This is my cover story for CAA magazine on exploring this laid-back coastal city. By the way, that gorgeous view from Table Mountain? No sweat required: just a short, sweet cable ride to the top.
Paddling into a painting: B.C.'s Wells Gray Park
Canada is rich in brand-worthy parks: the Haida Gwaiis, the Kluanes, the Gros Mornes. But B.C.'s Wells Gray Provincial Park just didn't seem to get the same pop. So I grabbed a head lamp, paddle and pushed off in a canoe last summer with Wells Gray Adventures to find out more. And this is what awaited me -- my story and photos on the Park Next Door in The Globe and Mail. Bonus: watch mini-video from this trip.
Look Ma: My Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award
Ottawa has a wealth of great museums dedicated to history, nature, art, even children around the world. But I paused at taking my daughter to the Canadian War Museum. Was she too young? This is my story on that visit -- one that won me the 2013 Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award.
The judge said: "Good travel writing gives serviceable facts. Great travel writing captures the reader's heart. This entry is a winner precisely because it tells a wonderful story, in this case a three-generation visit to the Canadian War Museum." Very honoured.
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