Judy Hoffmeyer

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The story behind The Globe's Unfounded series

The first time I spoke with Ava, she was whispering to me on her cell phone from a commuter train west of Toronto. She was nervous. Outside of her immediate circle and her therapist, she had never discussed that night with anyone. But when she discovered that a reporter from The Globe was working …

Opening the Closet Door on Straight Man's LGBT Book

When I was 18, I moved to NYC as a closeted gay man. I was a Southern Baptist Christian and found a small church that welcomed me. I believed God had led me to that church because the minister had been an ex-gay man and I just knew he could help me change. Needless to say my desire to hide who I am …

The Witches of New York

The Witches of New York is historical fiction with a twist—part Victorian fairy tale, part penny dreadful, part feminist manifesto. Ami McKay<p><b>Canadian</b> …

My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

For a short time between December 2,1938 and September 1, 1939, trainloads of Jewish children under the age of 17 were sent from Germany to Great …

Three Days in Quebec City

Here's how to plan the perfect long weekend in this historic Canadian destination.<p>Winters in Canada can be strong, so Quebecers are among the first to hit the streets in the spring to dance in the sunshine at festivals and relax on café patios. Join them and it won’t be long before you too develop …

19 Of The Best Places To Get Poutine Across Canada

Drop down and get your gravy on.<p>NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM.

Things to do in Trinity (and beyond), Newfoundland

I am completely enamoured with the Bonavista Peninsula. The whole area encompasses the best parts of rural Newfoundland, but in a “hip” setting that …

Ottawa–the eclectic Canadian capital

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. With everything going on in the world right now (natural disasters, terrorism, and the pending American …

9 Super Authentic Restaurants That Will Take You Around The World In Toronto

<b>One of the greatest ways to become familiar with a culture is to taste their traditional dishes.</b> Toronto being the diverse city that it is, …

Top 10 Fall Date Ideas in Muskoka JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Canadian Resort

<b>By Lauren MacDermid<br>September 2017</b><p>Looking to spice things up with a romantic getaway? Muskoka is often touted as Ontario’s ideal couples’ destination …

3 Unique Places To Stay In The Eastern Townships, Quebec

I recently began a new chapter in my travel adventures: the hunt for unusual accommodations. Yup, I’m on a mission to shake things up a bit. I’m …

Northern Lights

The Secret Life of Hamilton Ontario Supercrawl, Food and Fun

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Trans-Canada: Greatest road trip of your life

By region<p><b>CANADA IS THE BIGGEST COUNTRY</b> in the Americas, and second only to Russia as the biggest country in the world. Across our vast spaces are …

Top 10 most scenic drives in Canada

There’s nothing more Canadian that hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a decent map just in case the sat nav packs up. To …

Exploring the Lived-In History of Old Quebec

Perched high atop the bluffs of the St. Lawrence River sits Old Quebec, a 400-year-old walled city relishing its past, yet connected to today. Ever …

A guide to Charlottetown, PEI for every type of traveller

Fresh seafood, stately homes, seaside shops and friendly folks are among the charms of Charlottetown, the picturesque capital of Prince Edward …

A Trip to Canada’s Prairies—Vaguely Exotic, Totally Obscure, and an Absolute Must-Visit Destination

If you’re up on your Canadian clichés, you probably know the Prairies for their long, frigid winters and country roads so straight and flat you can see the headlights of an oncoming car from miles away. The punchline of many a joke on <i>The Simpsons</i> and the destination for a business-trip episode of</i> …

10 Must-Try Restaurants in Quebec City

Discover the vibrant restaurant scene in Quebec City with travel writer and frequent National Geographic contributor Annie Fitzsimmons.<p>You wouldn’t have wanted to be my dining companion in <b>Quebec City</b>. I was completely inappropriate, struggling to stop chocolate from dribbling out of a crepe or …

12 Things to Do When Visiting Ottawa

<i>(Web editor's note: just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean Ottawa becomes less of a travel destination! Also, this week, new faces join</i> …

Quebec’s Mont-Mégantic National Park is one of the best places on the planet to stargaze

Most families choose vacation spots for what they offer. You could say ours picked one for what it lacks: light. Specifically, the kind of illumination produced by umpteen electric bulbs.<p>Eager to really see the night sky (not just be able to pick out a few stars) with my wife and son, last summer …

National Parks

6 Ridiculously Canadian Things You Need To Do At Least Once

The Great White North has been showered in more limelight than the Biebs of late, after <i>Lonely Planet</i> announced Canada as their number one travel …

Canada

Camping in Canada - Parks Canada Quirky Accommodation

If you love being the wilderness, then Canada is the place to be in 2017. Parks Canada is celebrating <b>Canada’s 150th anniversary</b> of Confederation in …

20 Reasons Why Canada is Lonely Planet's Top Country To Visit in 2017

According to Lonely Planet there’s a “wave of positivity” within Canada “unleashed by its energetic new leader Justin Trudeau” and exciting events …

Jardins de Lumière Montréal

Jardins de Lumière Montréal<p>We visited the Montréal Botanical Gardens at night in order to see the “Jardins de Lumière” or Gardens of Light. The …

Landscaping

Ottawa's Big Bash | Canada's 150th Celebrations

<b>Ignite 150</b><p>January to DecemberA series of EPIC stunts, gatherings and happenings presented in the most surprising locations. $<p><b>Ottawa Welcomes the World</b><p>…

Canada

A few of Canada's most jaw-dropping, insanely-gorgeous parks

Canada

The cocktail-lover’s guide to 10 unforgettable, one-of-a-kind bars around the world

Any bartender worth their salt can mix a decent Manhattan or gin and tonic. But watering holes that serve up an unparalleled atmosphere are much more rare. Quartz scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind bars and found these 10 establishments that belong on any cocktail lover’s bucket list.<p><b>H.R. Giger</b> …

H. R. Giger

10 Travel Apps You Need Now

Travel<p>We want you to have the best travel experience from start to finish. These applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip.<p>Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. …

Apps

Angels on Earth

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes a heartwarming book about the huge impact that small acts of kindness …