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Marc Atchison is a veteran journalist and a seasoned traveller with more than 20 years of travel writing experience. As the former Travel Editor of the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, and now Editor-in-Chief and Senior Writer for TraveLife magazine (Canada) and travelife.ca, Marc has been to over 100 countries in the world. Japan is one of his favorite destinations and he's been there on numerous occasions.
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Writing is on the walls in Montréal

Writing is on the walls in Montréal

Montréal honours its heroes, like the late Leonard Cohen, by featuring with their images painted on giant murals that are scattered throughout the city. The city even holds two mural festivals.
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Montréal is Canada's capital of cool

Montréal is Canada's capital of cool

Marc Atchison spends a few days in Montréal to recharge his body, mind and soul at the city's great urban spas, it's fabulous museum of fine arts and in the latest boutique hotel.
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Montréal's non-profit restaurant a smash hit

Montréal's non-profit restaurant a smash hit

Marc Atchison dines at a unique Montréal restaurant where volunteer servers work for free, most of the profit goes to charity and customers are encouraged to smash their plates after they eat.
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Le Château Frontenac a living history

Le Château Frontenac a living history

QUÉBEC CITY — Every time I push open the polished bronzed doors of one of Fairmont’s legendary heritage hotels, like this city’s fabulous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, I’m imbued with a sense of history.
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Travellers re-Joyce Nova Scotia's Fox Harb'r Resort

Travellers re-Joyce Nova Scotia's Fox Harb'r Resort

WALLACE, NS — I gaze in wonderment as the setting sun silhouettes a small lighthouse standing on the jagged coastline where the mind-blowing Fox Harb’r Resort drifts off into the Northumberland Strait. It’s a Maritime scene worthy of a frame.
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Rocky Mountaineer train a rolling pleasure palace

Rocky Mountaineer train a rolling pleasure palace

VANCOUVER - Coach No. 5 is abuzz with excitement. The occupants have spotted a bald eagle soaring majestically above the bi-level car’s glass dome ceiling and cameras are clicking at a rapid pace. The graceful creature with the piercing eyes and trademark white head and tail seems to be enjoying all the attention and follows our Rocky Mountaineer train until suddenly, and without warning, it drops from the sky like a missile and plucks a large fish out of an emerald green lake with its lethal t...
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Viamede Resort a Diamond in the Rough

Viamede Resort a Diamond in the Rough

WOODVIEW, ON - Sometimes, the best vacation destinations are the ones closest to home. Take this sleepy little hamlet, located just two hours north of Toronto in Ontario’s pristine Kawartha Lakes District, for example.
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Cobble Beach makes the Loonie Stronger

Cobble Beach makes the Loonie Stronger

KEMBLE, ON - The road that winds along lovely Georgian Bay and past the rolling countryside known as Georgian Bluffs, reminds me of the seaside Massachusetts highways I normally travel on vacation -— before the Canadian dollar became a Third World currency, that is.
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Tremblant Rentals Perfect for Spring Break

Tremblant Rentals Perfect for Spring Break

MONT-TREMBLANT, QC - With the snow still swirling outside my window and the town nestled in a valley below, it’s like I’m looking into one of those snow globes from my youth.
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Golf on the Rocks with a twist of Alberta

Golf on the Rocks with a twist of Alberta

JASPER, AB - Cleopatra never looked more radiant. Spread out in front of her “Pyramid,” with the mid-day sun highlighting her curvaceous shape, the men standing before this natural beauty quiver with excitement as they get set to approach her.
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