Travel to Mexico,

by sablemorgans on Feb 11 09, 09:23 AM
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I am heading to Mexico in one week, this will be the first family trip we have taken with the kids and we are all very excited to be going.We are going to the Playa del Carmen.  Does anyone have any places to visit that were really great?  I have done a lot of online searching and booked in a dolphin swim just south of our hotel. They were given a discount to Canadian travellers so hopefully it works out and we actually get our swim.How about money?  I have heard that if you go to the money exchange they will take canadian money just as easily as US so it dones't make sense to me to get US money and then trade it for pesos.Thanks for any help!Sandy

Perky Beer Waffles

by stanman on Nov 15 09, 12:03 AM
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This recipe came as a result of all night parties.  When the sun came up and the coffee pot went on, the beer that was left in the bottle was a great way to start the morning....with waffles of course. Perky Beer Waffles 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 1  Tablespoon sugar 1  Teaspoon salt 1/4 cup bran 2 Tablespoons wheat germ Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. 3/4 cup of milk (sour milk preferred) 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Combine the above wet ingredients in cup 2 eggs 3/4 cup of beer (lightly left over) Add milk mixture, and eggs to center 'well' of dry ingredients.   Stir to break the eggs; about 10 seconds. Add beer and stir for about 30 seconds; batter should be slightly thin and not too lumpy. Preheat waffle iron, T-Fal non-stick is best.  Cook until steam is almost gone. Serve immediately with butter and choice of maple syr...

Are you a set-jetter?

by CynthiaOurCanada on Jan 28 09, 08:10 PM
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No, not jet-setter. Set-jetting. It's one of the latest, hottest travel trends, one that would have you putting yourself in the picture, figuratively speaking. If you are a set-jetter, you travel to movie and TV film locations. I remember when I went to New York, one of the most exciting moments was seeing the "courthouse" steps from Law & Order--my favourite show. New York has long been a favourite destination for Sex and the City and Seinfeld buffs, but bus tous are including news hits such as The Devil Wears Prada and Gossip Girl. On the West Coast, San Francisco's Movie Tour bus visits more than 70 locations, for films ranging from The Princess Diaries to Mrs. Doubtfire. And other countries, including New Zealand (think Lord of the Rings) are getting on board. In Bruges has even put a small Belgian town on the tourist map, and now local hotels offer holiday packages based on the movie's locations. So, what film locations would you want to visit if you were to...

Vacation Dilemma

by CynthiaOurCanada on Feb 25 09, 10:19 AM
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If you've ever been to South America, I'd love to hear from you. I'm thinking of going in the fall.A friend and I have talked about travelling together for a while. Last week she sent me a "one day sale" notice. South American cruise. Two weeks. End of March. When did we ever talk about South America? But after looking at the itinerary, I thought "yeah, great idea." Unfortunately, by the time I thought about it, the sale was over and the price was 50% higher. But the timing was wrong for me anyway. So we're going to look for a S.A. cruise in the fall. That gives me lots of time to plan. Which is good: I'm not one of those spontaneous people who can be ready to go at a moment's, or a month's, notice. One, I work. Two, I have to pack—quite the process if you're me. Lots of planning and list-making. Three, it takes me weeks to decide where to go, figure out cost, how to pay for it, what to take, etc. I am NOT a seasoned traveller. My friend is. She and her husband would take several trip...

Want to share?

by cultuswoman on Jan 14 11, 01:40 PM
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Minou, formerly PsychoCat.
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Olympic News Roundup

by OCeditordrew on Jan 7 10, 12:14 PM
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Without the Olympics, news outlets would probably be pretty bored right now. Here's what's been making headlines recently in the leadup to the ever-controversial 2010 Games: Green group targets guilty Games fans Olympic pin collectors will have another souvenir to bag come Games time, and it comes with a feel-good bonus - a carbon offset. (from the Globe & Mail)TransLink's new copyright deal means fee hike for buskersBuskers at SkyTrain stations in Vancouver are about to get an Olympic-sized price hike as TransLink negotiates a deal with the Society of Composers, Music Publishers and Authors of Canada - the Canadian body that collects licensing fees on copyrighted music. (from the Globe & Mail)B'nai Brith compares Vancouver's treatment of female ski jumpers to Nazi policies of 1936It's time for the folks at B'nai Brith Canada to close up shop and go home: Their phobic mission to convince us that Canadian society is suffused with Nazi-like hatred has launched into the realm of out...

Online Intrigue

by CynthiaOurCanada on Mar 20 09, 07:37 PM
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What Is It? is now online. You can join the forum to tell us what you think the April/May item (p. 25 of the current issue of Our Canada) is. And we'll post each issue's item going forward.Come on! Get a discussion going with your community members. Don't know what it is? Guess! What do you think it looks like. This month's unidentifiable object looks like a musical instrument to me. Maybe instead of yarn, you thread something like, hmmm, a guitar string, through that hole in the needle-like tip?Your comment may make it into a future issue when we reveal the object's true purpose (or your best guess). And I'll feature the most creative answer in a blog post at the end of the month as we close the April/May forum and open one for the May issue of More of Our Canada.Cynthia,Community Editor

Travelling to Nova Scotia in the summer

by rushinmom on Mar 1 09, 06:47 PM
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Hi - I am planning to travel to Nova Scotia this summer - late July and was planning to rent a cottage somewhere within an hour of Dartmouth - most like the south shore area.  Has anyone any recommendations in that area or word of mouth of any good cottages?

Have you changed your travel plans?

by CynthiaOurCanada on May 12 09, 02:36 PM
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The latest flu epidemic -- is that a scary word to you? -- first detected in late March is still going. You can't turn on the news without hearing about it: first death reported in Canada... Recently confirmed in Japan and Australia... Mexico, where it was first detected, has over 1,200 cases so far.Not sure what the symptoms are? Check out this YouTube video from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC).Although many experts have said this flu outbreak (Influenza A or H1N1) is relatively mild, other health officials, including the director of the CDC, worry about what is to come. There's no sign that the epidemic is petering out. And the number of cases is expected to rise as this new strain spreads further. In fact, the World Health Organization last week estimated that 1/3 of the world's population of 6 billion may be affected within the next year.The virus has been detected in people in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China (Hong Kong), Costa Rica, Colombia, Denmark...

Juneau, Alaska

by WendyR on Sep 8 09, 01:14 PM
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My Mom (Hella MacDonald) and I (Wendy Richards) took Our Canada magazine with us on a helicopter ride to a glacier in Juneau, Alaska while travelling with family on an Alaskan Cruise.