A magnificent Cornish pub dinner to top off a day of discovery

We walked back to our lodgings simply wondering if a better day could be had – anywhere. And already tomorrow was beckoning

A magnificent Cornish pub dinner to top off a day of discoveryWe crossed over the stone causeway connecting the mainland to St. Michael’s Mount, just as the tide waters were beginning to lap at its seaward foot. We decided to walk along the beachfront to Penzance. It looked about five km on our map. All along the beach, as far as we could see, there were…

Eats, eccentrics and relaxation in Calgary and Winnipeg tours

Indulge in the ancient at two Winnipeg attractions: a fascinating tour of the legislature or the relaxing Thermea Nordic Spa

Eats, eccentrics and relaxation in Calgary and Winnipeg toursInglewood isn’t just one of Calgary’s oldest and coolest neighbourhoods – designated one of the best in Canada in 2014 – it’s also the destination for a unique meet-a-maverick cultural food tour. Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks, one of Calgary-based Alberta Food Tours’ many offerings, was recently designated a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada.…

Obnoxious waiter didn’t spoil our Lisbon lunch

An over-eager cafe waiter in Lisbon trying to up sell us on what we should have for lunch didn't stop us from enjoying a satisfying meal

Obnoxious waiter didn’t spoil our Lisbon lunch“Would you like a better table?” We have just sat down at a curbside café table under a sun awning, on a busy avenue full of tourists. They’re mostly European Union folk, celebrating this mid-May day during the Queima das Fitas, the weeklong celebration of the end of the university year. “No – this is…

Fresh (cooking) lessons from Mexico’s mercados

Our columnist attends a four-hour cooking class with successful San Miguel, Mexico, restaurateur Paco Cardenas

Fresh (cooking) lessons from Mexico’s mercados[slideshow_deploy id='112857'] SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico Feb. 26, 2017/Troy Media/ - My friend Scott loves to organize vacation activities that go on beyond the call of normal vacation duty. This now entails full-time planning for three couples who gather once per year, sometime between the Dia de Meurtos (Nov. 2) and the end of…