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Showing posts from November, 2010

Beinviento a Miami in Style

It had been years since I’ve visited the Miami Beach area and after a recent stay at the Tides in South Beach, I can’t wait to go back. The area is rich in culture, full of energy and offers travelers a multi-cultural experience without leaving the US.
Our stay at the Tides Hotel and Resort on South Beach offered everything we needed; a prime location, a breathtaking design, stylish accommodations, a beautiful beach and above all a hotel staff that could rival the best.

Going to Extremes; Paul and Peter verses Sub-Arctic Polar Bears

I have always been fascinated by extremes, whether it be extreme adventures, extreme personalities or extreme travels. In my mind, in the animal kingdom, there is nothing more extreme than the polar bear and that is why I decided to take this journey.

Day 1 & 2 – Our journey to the sub-Arctic habitat of the great white bears began with a short flight to Chicago and then a slightly longer ride, 4 hours, on to Winnipeg Manitoba. Natural Habitats had arranged for a comfortable stay at the Fort Gary Hotel, which is one of the more architecturally interesting buildings in the city and is in the historic registry. The hotel itself was built by the Canadian Railway in 1911 in a Gothic chateau style. Candidly, I feel Winnipeg is not a terribly unique destination, but does provide the necessary “staging” area for the trip to Churchill to view the bears.

The following morning we departed the hotel for our two hour flight transfer to Churchill. This flight was the most seamless, pain free, e…