Make your own music and memories in Big Pink

The famous house in southeastern New York state was once used by The Band. Now it's available to the public for overnight stays

Make your own music and memories in Big Pink[smartslider3 slider=48] If you’re a fan of The Band, I have great news for you. You may be aware that this summer marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Music From Big Pink, the group’s first album. But you may not know that the remote house the musicians and their mentor Bob Dylan gathered in…

Using laughter to revive a struggling community

The National Comedy Center will open its doors on Aug. 1 in Jamestown, N.Y., the birthplace of Lucille Ball

Using laughter to revive a struggling communityIn a Western New York city of about 30,000 residents, a first-of-its-kind attraction dedicated to the art, history and social significance of comedy is set to open. The National Comedy Center will open its doors in Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug 1. More than US$50 million have already been spent in building the brand-spanking-new facility. It’s…

Thousand Islands a delightful region to cruise

History, opulence, natural wonders and serene views are all yours on one of these two tranquil cruises down the St. Lawrence

Thousand Islands a delightful region to cruise[slideshow_deploy id='105977']Hover over image to read caption TORONTO, Ont. Oct. 21, 2016/ Troy Media/ – My favourite Canadian archipelago — a cluster of islands near a mainland – is in the St. Lawrence River. The misnamed Thousand Islands is really 1,864 islands, some large like Wellesley Island, home to the Wellesley Island State Park, and others quite tiny.…