David Rew

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How to take the most scenic landscape photos

Brigid Scott is a Jasper, Alta.-based landscape photographer whose work has been featured in Canadian Geographic and Backpacker Magazine, among other publications. Whether you’re shooting breathtaking mountains or city skylines, she offers five tips to take the best landscape pics.<p>1. Get to know …

Mobile Photography

These tours offer a fresh perspective on a place as the sun goes down

On a recent cruise around China, as most people were coming back on the ship for dinner, I was getting prepared to leave. Ready to go, I slipped on a pair of high heels and set off on an organized night tour of Shanghai with about 20 other passengers.<p>Our small ship, Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend, …

Travel

Miami’s new high-speed train puts all of South Florida within reach

Say “Miami” and you’ll imagine a great many things. Beaches. Nightclubs. Palm trees. And, if you’ve ever tried to drive here, soul-sucking traffic. That unpleasant gridlock not only adds stress to what should be a relaxing holiday, but it also limits how much of South Florida you get to see. In a …

Sharks and champagne: Onboard the Seabourn Encore cruise ship, travellers explore Australia in luxury

The local Indigenous population once called this river “a place of mist and shadows,” but today, here on the bottom side of Down Under, it’s going to be one of the hottest days of the summer, with a southern sun driving the mercury up to a toasty 40 C, no mist or shadows in sight. Nearby, a black …

The other reason to go to Iceland: It’s wonderfully weird

If it seems like everyone you know is going to Iceland, you’re probably right. This year, the island nation will see record tourist numbers: More than 2.2-million visitors passed through last year, more than four times as many who came in 2010. And that’s more than six times Iceland’s resident …

Ten new things to see, do, eat and drink in Prince Edward County

Though the buzz may have settled to a hum, Prince Edward County east of Toronto continues to grow quietly, boasting all the accoutrements for the perfect weekend getaway — rolling rows of green vineyards, menus elevated by local produce, a growing craft beer and cider scene, and undulating white …

Farm-to-table

How do I properly do a squat?

This fall, I’m walking the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain with friends. While my overall health is good, I need to bolster my lower-body strength to make sure the long days are enjoyable – and not sheer hell.<p>Tim Irvine, co-owner of Totum Life Science, a fitness facility in Toronto, says one of …

My search for healing amid New Zealand’s rolling hills and vibrant waters

She was about five weeks old, her status officially threatened, and her survival was a question mark. If I was looking for a life metaphor during my trip to New Zealand, I probably couldn’t have found a better one than this tiny kiwi bird. When the conservation officer located her, pulled her from …

New Zealand

The best Canadian suspense books to read at the cottage

It’s finally spring, making this the best time to pick some good Canadian crime fiction to get ready for cottage reading.<p>First in line, <b>A Dangerous Crossing</b> (Minotaur, 352 pages, $33.99), a solid and timely novel set in the world of Canadian international non-governmental organizations and …

Unique Places to Stay in Newfoundland & Labrador

Sometimes you just want to experience something different. Something a little left of off-kilter, away from the everyday. That’s something you can …

National Parks

The Best And Worst Exercises For Building Strong, Healthy Bones

Exercise (along with a healthy diet) plays one of the most important roles in reversing bone loss, increasing your bone density and preventing …

Manhattan Beach

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Egan<p><b>* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction</b> <b><br>* Winner of the New York City Book Award</b> <b><br>* New York Times Bestseller</b> <b><br>* A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year</b> <b><br>* A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017</b> <b><br>* A Time</b> …

Beartown

• <b>Author:</b> Fredrik Backman<p>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>A Man Called Ove</i> returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.<p>People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing …

Early RRSP withdrawals can bring advantages

Under certain circumstances, those who take strategic early withdrawals from a registered retirement savings plan may find tax and other financial advantages, experts say.<p>In the decade prior to the absolute deadline when 71-year-old Canadians must turn an RRSP into either a registered retirement …

Retirement

In Newfoundland, a couple is renovating iconic saltbox homes into vacation rentals

For a quintessential Newfoundland experience, nothing beats shacking up in an authentic saltbox<p>Janet Denstedt and Richard Wharton acquired their first saltbox home in the community of Fogo in 2009. The couple, who were Ontario-based at the time, were on the island, off Newfoundland's northern …

How luxury train trips are perfecting the art of slow travel

We were just sitting down to lunch when a couple of fellow travellers started shouting, "Bear! Bear!" From the safety of our train car we all rose out of our seats to catch a glimpse of a young black bear, who seemed entirely nonplussed as our Rocky Mountaineer train rolled past it and continued on …

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working enhances your life socially or emotionally. On the employer …

Employment

Paul: A Biography

'A biography of St Paul by his greatest living interpreter: it is a dream come true. This is the book that I had always hoped Tom Wright might write, …

Red Sparrow

• <b>Author:</b> Jason Matthews<p><b>Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!</b><p>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews comes the electrifying modern spy thriller <i>Red Sparrow.</i><p>In contemporary Russia, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova …

Rob Carrick's 19th annual ranking of online brokerages

The best online brokerage firms are the ones that have travelled the farthest since their early days as order takers for investors who wanted to trade stocks for cut-rate commissions.<p>With commissions mostly in the $5 to $10 range, cheap stock trading is still a big part of the appeal of investing …

Review: Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower examines networks and power

In earlier days there were tribes, then duchies, then nations, then empires. But always there were networks, informal links among people, institutions and leaders, and though the tribes, duchies, nations and empires won the attention of statesmen and scholars, the networks persisted – seldom …

Cracks in the code: Why mapping your DNA may be less reliable than you think

The Personal Genome Project was supposed to revolutionize medicine, but the results reveal how much we still have to learn. Carolyn Abraham looks at the risk of misleading results as DNA testing enters mainstream medicine<p>Ever since DNA was first used in 1986 to catch a killer, it's swashbuckled its …

Review: Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill is wholly satisfying

Soho Press, 400 pages, $33.95In the current climate of #MeToo, it has become clear that there is a power imbalance between the sexes and that achieving legitimate gender equality is still an uphill battle. And reading a work such as <i>The Widows of Malabar Hill</i>, Sujata Massey's 13th novel and the …

Simply beautiful

Halifax architect Brian MacKay-Lyons creates a cottage that is inspired by schooners, sheds and farmhouses<p>Brian MacKay-Lyons, a founder of the Halifax architectural firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, loves Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn. He also reveres the unsung heroes of Maritime architecture: the …

Hydro warns Keeyask price tag could hit $9.9B

Manitoba Hydro admitted Monday that any more delays to the Keeyask generating station megaproject could push the final cost as high as $9.9 …

Why you should follow the Mediterranean ‘diet’ – and how to do it

<i>Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based private-practice dietitian, is director of Food and Nutrition at Medcan.</i><p>No doubt you've heard about the Mediterranean diet. It's long been reported to be the optimal eating plan for preventing a wide range of diseases including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, …

Traveling to Sri Lanka? Here are 10 Things You Need to Know

From leech repellents to table manners and tipple tips, our 10 things to know BEFORE traveling to Sri Lanka.<p>From the Buddhist temples and palaces of …

Review: Sharon Bala’s The Boat People reveals beautiful and uncomfortable truths

In the summer of 2010, a cargo ship carrying 492 Sri Lankans seeking refuge from civil-war violence was intercepted by Canadian authorities near the coast of British Columbia. The vast majority on the ship were men, but there were also more than a hundred women and children on board. Stephen Harper …

Review: David Frum’s Trumpocracy a masterful diatribe against Trump presidency

Don't say I didn't warn you.<p>Those six words, which could have been uttered by Paul Revere in 1775 or Winston Churchill in 1938, are an efficient summary of what David Frum, the Canadian-born conservative commentator, argues in <i>Trumpocracy</i>, written as a jeremiad against Donald Trump's presidency but …

A stop worth your time

With so much to do at Munich Airport – and in the city – you might find yourself wishing for a longer stopover<p>Recently ranked the fourth-most-liveable city in the world on the Mercer Quality of Living Index (one of the most comprehensive global city rankings), Munich is more than a just great place …