Here is a selection of my favourite clips. Most are recent, but I’ve also included a few old favourites.
Ottawa Magazine, August 27, 2018
Trivago Magazine, August 13, 2018
GettingOnTravel.com, August 7, 2018
Trivago Magazine, April 1, 2018
Because I’ve been writing about day trips and weekend getaways from Ottawa for the past 15 years or so, this guide to the Ottawa Valley—a sweeping, largely rural region west of the city—was right up my alley.
Dreamscapes, Winter 2017/18
Getting on Travel, June 29, 2017
I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some amazing hotels. Zemi Beach was one of the best. And the water really was that blue.
Dreamscapes, Spring/Summer 2017
Disney was my daughter’s idea of the perfect vacation. I warmed up to the idea…eventually.
The Ottawa Citizen, April 18, 2016
Three sisters. One cottage. Several wineries. A great cooking class. And a lot of cheese.
The Toronto Star, October 31, 2015
Want to get married in a tropical paradise? If St. Lucia was romantic enough for The Bachelor, it might be romantic enough for you.
The Globe and Mail, December 16, 2013
Every time a bell rings, I think of Seneca Falls—and wonder whether Frank Capra came here before making It’s a Wonderful Life. The locals believe.
Ottawa Magazine, September 2013
Elvis, mini-putt, fish tacos and canoes—what more could a family of three want in a weekend escape?
Buckettripper, July 14, 2012
Sometime in the late 1980s, I mailed—mailed!—away for a brochure about what was then called St. Deniol’s Library. For years, I saved that increasingly tattered brochure, until I finally had the chance to visit the live-in library of my dreams. It was worth the wait.
Ottawa Citizen, September 9, 2006
With, two gas stations, one main road, no traffic lights and countless chickens, Montserrat is the Caribbean island for people who wouldn’t be caught dead in a casino or on a Segway. This story earned me writing awards from the Travel Media Association of Canada and the North American Travel Journalists Association.
YouAreUNLTD.com, May 2018
For this new website, I covered an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa that focused on new technologies to help older Canadians, including robots, websites and smartphone apps.
Ottawa Magazine, April 2018
I’ve been writing the annual real estate feature for Ottawa Magazine for over two decades now, so I can crunch sales figures and Statistics Canada demographic data in my sleep.
Ottawa Magazine, May 2017
I’m fascinated by trains, so I jumped at the chance to write this cover story for Ottawa Magazine about the city’s new light-rail system and its effect on urban growth.
Ottawa City Magazine, June/July 2004
Your reward for scrolling all the way to the end of this page is the chance to read about my ignominious performance on Jeopardy! in 2004.