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End-of-year round-up column

Travel Concierge: a year in questions Globe and Mail With hindsight, I can see I had no idea what I was jumping into when I accepted the invitation to write this weekly column for the Globe. I figured I could dash it off in airport terminals, where a delayed flight might mean the bonus of nailing […]

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Austin for live music fans

Travel Concierge: Austin for live music fans Globe and Mail Question: I’ve heard that Austin has a great live music scene. What are the top venues and which local bands should I look out for? The toe-tapping Texas city easily lives up to its self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World billing – everyone seems […]

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London’s locals

Travel Concierge: London’s locals Globe and Mail Question: It’s easy to find pubs in London but I always get the feeling there are some hidden gems I’m missing. What are the locals’ favourite locals? If you can’t find a pub in London, you’re probably still in your hotel room. But not all the city’s estimated […]

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Travelling with teens

Travel concierge: Travelling with teens Globe and Mail Question: “My sons are 14 and 16 and it’s increasingly difficult to find vacations for us all to enjoy together. Any suggestions for trips that teenagers – and their families – can enjoy and any strategies for making trips with teens work?” Family vacations when I was […]

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To Tokyo, without breaking the bank

Globe and Mail Question: I’ve been daydreaming about visiting Tokyo for years but travelling there seems a bit intimidating. I’m worried about getting lost and concerned about how expensive everything could be. Any tips for a stress-free, reasonably priced visit? As someone who lived in Japan for a year – via one of those formerly […]

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