I left you at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff. Now the amazing thing about this place is that it is ranked very high on many travel sites online, and travel magazines like Travelers Condé Nast. We really did not like it, and found it below par. So how then do we trust these rankings? Or […]Read more "Fun and Travel with our British Friends Pt. 2"
I have written before about our good friends, Stewart and Barbara from Lancashire, particularly our great trip to Italy with them. See: https://suddenly70.ca/2016/10/09/viva-italia-part-1/ https://suddenly70.ca/2016/10/17/viva-italia-part-2/ https://suddenly70.ca/2016/10/31/viva-italia-part-3/. You will have a better idea of our relationship and our ease in travelling together after checking out these earlier blogs. We have now done 6 visits/trips with them and […]Read more "Fun and Travel with our British friends"
It is already mid August, and soon summer will be over. How did that happen? Now it seems I am trying to squeeze all the good summer things out of the next few weeks, just as I am squeezing all I can out of life. Once you hit your seventies things change subtly like waking […]Read more "Summer in the City 2018 Part Two"
I love summer in the city. This year it has been sunny and hot although sometimes too hot and humid, but my flowers look great, and it is super to sit outside in our back garden and sip rosé in the early evening with Charles and Oscar. Barbecue time has arrived and our favorites are […]Read more "My summer in the city 2018"
There is no question that the highlight of our Uniworld S.S. Catherine river cruise was our cooking class in Avignon. It was billed as part of the Masterpiece Collection, which meant we had to pay for this excursion, but it was worth every penny. It took place at the hotel La Mirande just across the […]Read more "My First River Cruise Part 3"
Going on a river cruise is much like being at summer camp with activities and schedules. Of course the food and lodging is a lot better on the cruise, but the camaraderie and sense of adventure for each day’s excursion is palpable and fun. We were pretty excited to get started our first Monday morning. […]Read more "Our First River Cruise Part 2"
My husband, Charles always says, “this is the travel chapter of our lives. Let’s just go for it.” I love planning trips and booking flights. So when I decided we should take a river cruise during a few weeks in April, a pretty miserable month in Toronto weather-wise, it was an easy proposal. I looked […]Read more "Our First River Cruise Part 1"
I have been a snowbird since I was a tot. If you have read my book see: Aria: Song of a Life at riki-turofsky.com, you might remember my stories of travelling each winter down to Florida with my family for spring training of the then Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team. My father was a photographer, […]Read more "My Florida Part 1"
Every year we do our great migration north from Florida in late April. See https://suddenly70.ca/2016/11/14/the-great-migration/ (to read about our migration south). We pack up the dog, the glider, the car, clean up the condo, put our Florida cars on trickle chargers, fill the bird feeder, organize my lovely cleaner, Reitha to come in and vacuum […]Read more "Summer in the City"
After our wonderful visit to Angkor Wat, see my previous blog, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/07/06/the-incredible-angkor-wat/,we flew into Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City as it is now called, and found ourselves in an extremely busy airport. This narrow country has a land area of 128,000 sq. miles, and a population of 90 million people. Canada for example, has […]Read more "More Notes From the Sea: Vietnam"