The best souvenirs are stories. Read them here on the Grownup Travels Blog.
Years ago (and I mean YEARS ago!) when I attended Guelph University and lived in one of the on-campus housing complexes known as South Residence, I was told that our multi-tiered concrete community had been modelled after the Habitat 67 housing development built for...read more
"Valar Morghulis." A true Game of Thrones fan will recognize this language as High Valyrian meaning "All Men Must Die." It's the underlying theme of pretty much everything that happens in Game of Thrones, HBO's wildly popular medieval/fantasy television series that...read more
"As the smart ship grew In stature, grace, and hue, In shadowy silent distance grew the Iceberg too." (excerpt from Thomas Hardy's poem about the Titanic, The Convergence of the Twain) There's something about the story of the Titanic that draws me in, no matter how...read more
It is the crown jewel on a piece of prestigious real estate named after another jewel – Cap Diamant (the 'diamond cape') – and its unmistakable turrets with their verdigris copper roofs have made it one of the most photographed hotels in the world. This is Québec...read more