NearandFarAZ

Faces & flavors, Quebec City

For me, Jocelyne Belleau perfectly summed up the Quebecois’ passion for their home. “My blood is maple!” the diminutive dynamo declared dramatically, hand on her heart. With that, I knew I was in good hands for my first… Read More

Waterton Lakes: The ultimate road-trip detour

Canada was never part of the plan. As I was plotting my summer 2016 road trip, I had one major destination in mind: Glacier National Park in Montana. I spent the winter and spring dreaming of hiking the… Read More

Falling for charming Vancouver

The stereotype is that Canadians overuse the word “eh” – you know, as in “We are all Canucks, eh?”   But while I don’t think I heard a single “eh” on my recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia,… Read More

It’s your birthday! The perks of traveling on your big day

“Are you traveling alone?” the Canadian customs agent asked me sternly. “No, I’m traveling with my son and daughter-in-law,” I answered, pointing to the young couple talking to a nearby agent.   Looking at my passport, he asked,… Read More