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Hercule Poirot On The Case… Again!

His “little grey cells” are back at work. 38 years after her death, Agatha Christie’s family has authorized a new novel featuring one of the literary world’s most memorable characters, Hercule Poirot.

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The Doors

I have a thing for doors. Not only they are very useful for when you want to go in and out of places (or hide stuff away) but I also love their look and unending variety.

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Time to Kill…In Banff

The view from my hotel room in Banff says it all, doesn’t it? It is so mind-bogglingly beautiful it’s surreal. It is like the supermodel of landscapes; hard to believe and impossible to look away from. It looks more like a Disney set than real life. Except it is.

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Time to Kill In… Lisbon

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has always been on my must-visit bucket list. The red-tiled roofs and twisty cobblestone streets I’d seen in photographs, not to mention the promise of haunting Fado music luring me into back alley bars, had me intrigued. It sounded so romantic, with just the right layer of patina. After spending one week there in August, the Portugal I saw experienced definitely lived up to my expectations.

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Dog Days Of Summer

When I’m sweating buckets, I keep thinking about our four-legged friends in their fur coats. Despite the drippy tongues and excessive panting, they seem to weather the temperature with a certain insouciance.

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Do You Know Why You Paid to See This? A Pop Quiz

While in Paris recently I stopped in for a quick visit at the Louvre. I always enjoy visiting my old favourites, like Venus de Milo and the pyramid. And then of course there’s the most…

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I Heart Vancouver

A few days ago I started to think about how lucky I am that my parents decided to immigrate here some four decades ago. Thanks mom and dad! They gave me a life of opportunity that I likely wouldn’t not have had back in Croatia.

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Your Guide to the Concierge Desk

I’ve been staying in a lot of hotels lately. Sometimes it’s for business and sometimes it’s for pleasure, but it tends to be in places where I don’t have many local connections. And that means…

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This is Glamping

This past weekend I was extremely fortunate to be a guest at the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island. An amazing “glamping” style outdoor retreat, this weekend was even more spectacular due to the star power that came out in support of a Canadian charity.

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Time to Kill … in NYC

I have just returned from four days in New York City and I am broke, bloated and hung over. But boy was it worth it. If you happen to be heading there and you happen to like food (if you don’t we can’t be friends), I encourage you to check out the following list. Some of these places have been around forever and continue to prove their worthiness. Others are new and fabulous and a couple are just new to me.

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