Great golf and a spot of afternoon tea at Victoria’s stately Fairmont Empress Hotel make the perfect island blend.
I’m in the ocean lagoon at the famous Half Moon, on the losing end of a water fight. It’s two against one and my playful friends have the unfair advantage of pectoral fins that splash so much water that I’m quickly swamped. Is it my imagination, or are they laughing along with me? I’m instantly smitten by Reggae and Toni, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins who are the star attractions of the Jamaican resort’s unique dolphin experience.
If, like me, you’re a golfer who also appreciates the genius of a perfect food and wine pairing, then the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia — with its award-winning vineyards and championship courses — is a must-play golf destination. Time your visit in the spring or fall to coincide with one of the Okanagan Wine Festivals in [...]
Take any large map of North America and zoom in on the Great Lakes. That dot where Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan appear to converge near the Canada-US border? That’s Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario — my hometown. We were back recently for a family visit and to check out the local golf courses. [...]
Though thrilling, mountain golf can take its toll. After 18 holes at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club — playing our way up the slope of a mountain and through a challenging terrain of chasms, granite outcroppings, rushing creeks, and towering Douglas firs — I have to admit that my game was a little [...]