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Authentically Adirondack

By Caroline Tapp-McDougall The history of Mirror Lake Inn goes back to the mid 1920s when a local girl, Climena Alford, married William Rufus Wikoff, who was the original travelling “Fuller Brush Man.” The story goes that Wikoff was a successful salesperson who accumulated considerable wealth. Upon his retirement the couple moved back to Lake […]

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Get Ready for Relaxation

With an enchanting site in a wooded haven, Nordik Spa-Nature offers a warm and natural welcome. By Caroline Tapp-McDougall This is a tale of two friends who were trailblazing health and wellness fanatics, and who decided to leave their old lives behind and follow their dreams of becoming spa entrepreneurs. Inspired by what they’d seen […]

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Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

Left abandoned for 20-plus years after Stanford University closed its Italian headquarters, this 15th-century palazzo, now known as Il Salviatino, has been given a fresh lease of life by its new owners.

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Unscripted Chill Meets Albino Squirrels

Homefront checks in to a hip new hotel on Bloor with a playful attitude and distinct sense of place. By Kylie Mackenzie Fittingly located within the “cultural corridor,” the recently opened Kimpton Saint George is easy to miss. Until, that is, my eye is drawn up onto the west wall where BirdO’s hand-painted owl mural […]

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Where the Wild Things Are

Situated within southern Maputaland, an area renowned for its untouched beauty and ecological diversity, the luxury lodges of the Phinda Private Game Reserve are one of the world’s best-kept safari secrets. By Caroline Tapp-McDougall Daily flights from Johannesburg conveniently connect with smaller commuter and private planes that take us into some of Africa’s most magnificently […]

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Kick Up Your Louboutins & Stay a While

Every day, for work or play, Torontonians hop on the one-hour flight to NYC. Nothing beats a stroll in Central Park, a Broadway show, champagne brunches or the Michelin stars that even Toronto’s best restaurants are missing.

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Horses of Iceland

Strong, intelligent and one of the purest breeds in the world, today’s Icelandic horses are descendants of the hardy animals chosen by the first settlers to travel with them on Viking longboats to this rugged island in the North Atlantic.

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Soaking in the Blue Lagoon

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a surprisingly mild, albeit damp climate, which manifests in cool summers and relatively temperate (for the latitude) winters.

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