Rennes

Rennes: Brittany’s Charming Capital City

Located at the confluence of the Ille and Vilaine rivers, in the mid-eastern section of Brittany, lies the city of Rennes. About an hour and twenty minutes from Nantes by train, and only an hour and a half from...
Nantes Opera Graslin

Nantes – A city forever reinventing itself

In north western France, on the banks of the Loire River sits the wildly inventive city of Nantes. Though now a part of the Pays de la Loire region, Nantes has strong historical and cultural ties to Brittany. T...
Branson Raiding the Country Vault

Branson, Missouri: Live Music and More!

In December 1991, 60 Minutes declared Branson the “live music capital of the universe”.  But all these years later, can Branson still claim this title and what else keeps this town of 10 500 residents’ regularl...
Chagall

Chagall: Colour and Music

The bold bright colours and repeating musical motifs that are hallmarks of Marc Chagall’s work are on exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Paintings, costumes, sculpture, ceramics, and stained glass – i...
San Antonio The Alamo

Welcome to San Antonio

Visiting San Antonio, deep in the heart of south/central Texas, I half expected long-horn cattle and saloons with swinging doors. What I found was a city where the blending of Texan and Mexican cultures is much...
Gardens of Light

Gardens of Light at the Montreal Botanical Garden

Gardens of Light Each year, autumn in Montreal is heralded by a chill in the air, the leaves transitioning to their golden and red hues and the daylight hours slowly growing shorter. At the Botanical Garden an...
Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts During the Belle Époque, Parisian nightlife flourished in the burgeoning cabarets of Montmartre. Toulouse-Lautrec had the rema...
Mars

Escape Earth’s Gravity and Travel to Mars

Escape Earth’s Gravity and Travel to Mars At the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium Since the dawn of humankind, we have stared up into the night sky and pondered its endless mysteries. The ancients played connect-t...
New Orleans Jazz - Montreal Jazz Festival 2016

New Orleans’ Best Comes to Montreal Jazz Fest

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty, Wynton Marsalis, and Christian Scott at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival At the dawn of the 20th century, New Orleans birthed a new art form – jazz. Flag beare...