It is my second visit to Quebec City, and as the taxi takes me through the gates of the rampart walls that surround Old Quebec, I begin to relive memories of this truly unique place. Later, as I wandered through the narrow cobblestone streets below the Château Frontenac, where I am staying, I understand why their marketing slogan is so apt.

It is my second visit to Quebec City, and as the taxi takes me through the gates of the rampart wall.

In 1864 Charlottetown, three Maritimes delegations — New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island — met with the intention of forming a union of their three jurisdictions. Confederation — as we now know it — was not the initial purpose of the meeting.

In 1864 Charlottetown, three Maritimes delegations — New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edw.

Today, I have a confession to make. I am hopelessly in love — and have been for quite some time.

Today, I have a confession to make. I am hopelessly in love — and have been for quite some time.

For 70 years Minnesota has been honouring the importance of its fishing resources with opening day celebrations in lake areas throughout the state. Each year the governor of the day invites journalists from near and far to compete in a one-day tournament, called the Governor’s Fishing Opener.

For 70 years Minnesota has been honouring the importance of its fishing resources with opening day celebrations in lake areas throughout the state. Each year the governor of the day invites journalists from near and far to compete in a one-day tournament, called the Governor’s Fishing Opener.

Large business conferences present an interesting challenge. They are typically held at some of the most popular tourism destinations, yet the delegates must try to squeeze in as much touring as possible during breaks in the meeting sessions — or take shorter excursions when breaks in the conference itinerary allow.

Large business conferences present an interesting challenge.

Las Vegas may be the gambling capital of the world, but no casino is likely to be celebrating my losses, since I rarely spend more than a couple of hours at the tables and games.I like visiting the city for its energy and other attractions.

Las Vegas may be the gambling capital of the world, but no casino is likely to be celebrating my losses, since I rarely spend more than a couple of hours at the tables and games.

Truth is, I was never much of a baseball player, but I did grow up in a small community where baseball was supported far more than hockey. In that environment, I did get to love the game, but as time passed my enthusiasm came back only around the playoffs and the World Series.

Truth is, I was never much of a baseball player, but I did grow up in a small community where baseball was supported far more than hockey. In that environment, I did get to love the game, but as time passed my enthusiasm came back only around the playoffs and the World Series.

Truth is, I was never much of a baseball player, but I did grow up in a small community where baseball was supported far more than hockey. In that environment, I did get to love the game, but as time passed my enthusiasm came back only around the playoffs and the World Series.

Truth is, I was never much of a baseball player, but I did grow up in a small community where baseball was supported far more than hockey. In that environment, I did get to love the game, but as time passed my enthusiasm came back only around the playoffs and the World Series.

During this holiday weekend, designated as a remembrance of the life and achievements of Louis Riel, it is worth looking back to see who he was and where he went. Today Riel is honoured as a great leader, yet for all his efforts he was hung as a traitor in 1885. His crime: participating in the resistance of government attempts to take properties that were recognized as Métis lands.

During this holiday weekend, designated as a remembrance of the life and achievements of Louis Riel, it is worth looking back to see who he was and where he went. Today Riel is honoured as a great leader, yet for all his efforts he was hung as a traitor in 1885. His crime: participating in the resistance of government attempts to take properties that were recognized as Métis lands.

With so many large celebration events taking place all over Canada during our nation’s 150th anniversary, a summer trip with the family may be the perfect opportunity to educate your children — and discover for yourself — why this country is truly great and interesting.Over the coming weeks, I will intersperse a few columns that may motivate or help you in your planning.

With so many large celebration events taking place all over Canada during our nation’s 150th anniversary, a summer trip with the family may be the perfect opportunity to educate your children — and discover for yourself — why this country is truly great and interesting.Over the coming weeks, I will intersperse a few columns that may motivate or help you in your planning.

Early this week the new president of the United States set off a domestic and worldwide thunderstorm of protest when he announced a travel ban against visitors of a number of specified countries.Some of the criticism targeted the fact that all of the countries were those with a Muslim majority.

Early this week the new president of the United States set off a domestic and worldwide thunderstorm of protest when he announced a travel ban against visitors of a number of specified countries.Some of the criticism targeted the fact that all of the countries were those with a Muslim majority.

It may feel like you have all the time in the world, but if you’re planning a destination wedding for this coming winter, the time to book is now. The growth of destination weddings over the past decade has been nothing short of phenomenal.

It may feel like you have all the time in the world, but if you’re planning a destination wedding for this coming winter, the time to book is now. The growth of destination weddings over the past decade has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Visit Taiwan for a wonderful experience. See story@ http://thattravelguy.ca/2016/01/the-very-unique-taiwan.html

Visit Taiwan for a wonderful experience. See story@ http://thattravelguy.ca/2016/01/the-very-unique-taiwan.html

Amazing wonderful golf in Jamaica. See story on blog at http://thattravelguy.ca/2012/11/we-tamed-witchwell-maybe-no.html

Amazing wonderful golf in Jamaica. See story on blog at http://thattravelguy.ca/2012/11/we-tamed-witchwell-maybe-no.html

Freighter in Halifax port, much like the one I worked on crossing the Atlantic to Europe, which was the beginning of my lifelong travel addiction.

Freighter in Halifax port, much like the one I worked on crossing the Atlantic to Europe, which was the beginning of my lifelong travel addiction.

Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia in spring was a special experience. See blog story@ www.travelguy.ca

Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia in spring was a special experience. See blog story@ www.travelguy.ca

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