Tag: tourism


U.S.A. travel: Take a long walk on Pier 39 in San Francisco Family / Toronto Star / Travel

SAN FRANCISCO—The official “number” of this city seems to be 49: from their football team, the 49’rs, to residents claiming the city is “49 square miles, surrounded by reality”, and, of course, the famous Gold Rush that happened here in 1849. It’s the Rush that put this city on the map, but it has continued to grow and flourish as one of America’s most popular...

Read More


Bahama Mamas Family / The Good Life / Travel

When you hear the term “Girls’ Getaway” you might immediately envision a day at the spa, a mani/pedi or a day of shopping and lunching. But I recently experienced a long weekend adventure to Grand Bahama Island (www.bahamas.com/bahamas/grand-bahama-island) that turned a simple getaway into a “Great Escape”. The second most popular tourist destination in the Bahamas (after Nassau), and the fifth largest of the 700...

Read More


North Carolina The Hunger Games Family / The Good Life

When I was invited to visit North Carolina* to tour the film shoot locations where The Hunger Games was shot, I’ll admit my love of the book and the anticipation of seeing the actual sites was my main motivation. *Kathy was a guest of the North Carolina Tourism Board. But after I arrived in the western part of this expansive state, I came to appreciate...

Read More