Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hop Over to Beer Exhibition

Looking for a spot to unwind when you finish work today? Then hop on over to the Palais des Congrès in downtown Montreal. It’s the 10th annual Mondial de la Bière with many samples of suds from Canada, the U.S.,

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Landslide blocks bike path

One of Quebec’s top cycling trails, the P’tit Train du Nord (Route Verte 2), is blocked between Piedmont and Prévost. A landslide six weeks ago took out the trail at Kilometre 17.8. One way around it is to ignore the

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Everest anniversary

Dozens of climbers have been converging on the summit of Mount Everest in recent weeks, a tribute to Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who did it first on May 29, 1953. With the 60th anniversary at hand, you can read

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I’ll drink to that

A cycling trip that ends in Ontario’s Niagara wine country sounds good to me. There will be the happy sounds of corks popping when the sixth annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure rolls into Fort Erie on August 17. Organizers Marlaine

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Annapurna Slide Show

The Annapurna trekking circuit through the Himalayas of Nepal is considered to be the No. 1 hiking route in the world. It is a fabulous place to visit and the autumn is an excellent time to go. Now is a

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Montreal: Smoked Meat, Poutine and Cycling

Cycling is becoming as much a symbol of Montreal as smoked meat sandwiches and poutine. Cycling as a mode of transportation and recreational activity has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 30 years – and it’s a good

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Obsessed with Everest

I thought I was becoming obsessed with Mount Everest while reading my fifth book on the world’s highest mountain. The book in question is Into the Silence by Wade Davis and I found it difficult to put down until I

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Mayan Pyramid Bulldozed

A construction company bulldozed a Mayan pyramid in Belize as a source of rock for a new road. Check out the story here:

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Crustacean Cruise

There will be lobsters, mollusks, shrimp and fish – and more fish. It may be the feed of a lifetime as my friends and I head out on an eight-day cycling trip along the St. Lawrence River on June 10.

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