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This is Part 1 of a two-part feature. When asked what they plan to do, many prospective retirees list travel as one of their ambitions. It is becoming increasingly popular for new retirees to celebrate their freedom from work obligations by enjoying a big trip to someplace they have always dreamed of visiting and this past summer, when retirement was looming for Leith Damiani, she and her husband Jim started looking for an adventure.
Another world is closer than you think. I do not mean Richard Branson’s flights to space next year; I am referring to Icelandair’s direct flights from Toronto to Reykjavik.
I began getting into the Holidays spirits a little early this year by going to Jasper Park Lodge’s annual Christmas in November event. There I attended a session hosted by mixologist Micah Dew.
We’ve never been boys to pay over the odds for anything. When we bought our Toronto condo, for example, we were lucky enough that the owner was keen to sell (allowing us to secure a favourable deal). And when we shipped our new vintage car from Arizona, a little negotiation allowed us to undercut the market nearer to home.
Ask your friends if a traveller needs a tour guide and the answer is often a resounding no! We Canadians are fiercely independent, and do not think we need an expert to show us around, especially in our own country. But I beg to differ.
As I watched the St. Albert boys, Turner Elson and Colten Mayor, participate in the shootout last Friday at the Centrium, I was reminded of a scene from their rookie season with the Red Deer Rebels.