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Lin Stranberg

Writer/Editor/Enthusiast

Lin Stranberg is a Vancouver-based writer and editor with a background in business and the media. She has been frequently awarded for business writing; in 2013 she received Visit California’s inaugural Eureka! Award for Best Digital Feature for her collaboration on a Huffington Post blog titled Los Angeles to San Francisco: From Goat Cheese to Gaultier.
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Why You Need To Visit Ottawa Now

Ottawa is in the process of changing up the nice, proper-but-a-tad-stiff image it has rocked since I visited as a child. Most people visit Ottawa on their grade ten school trip and never look back; I returned over the years because I have family there. What I found on last weekend's visit made me want to go back for more.
08/29/2016 01:55 EDT
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3 Places To Up Your Kitchen Game In Canada

This summer I checked out a few cooking classes, from French pastry in Montreal to regional specialties in Vancouver. Cooking classes are a fun way to find out more about a place, learn new techniques and meet new people -- all in a short period of time.
07/27/2016 05:23 EDT
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DIY Perfume On The Côte d'Azur

When I heard about places in medieval Grasse and even-older Èze where you could book an appointment to create your own perfume, I was totally smiling. See some sights, have some fun and bag a trophy souvenir? You bet.
03/14/2016 03:41 EDT
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What to Do on a Quick Getaway to Montreal

When you need a quick getaway -- a real escape -- that's no further than 20 minutes away from a major airport, it's time for a weekend in Montreal, the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. It doesn't get much easier to experience such an appealingly different destination in a very short time.
08/24/2015 12:13 EDT
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Take a Road Trip to Prince Edward County

Ontario's Prince Edward County is world-class touring country. Just a few hours from Montreal, Ottawa, Syracuse, or Toronto (and a free ride from Kingston on the Glenora Ferry), it's one of those places where the trip really begins once you leave the highway -- a perfect place to while away a weekend.
06/12/2015 05:41 EDT
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A Parade of Swans?

We've all heard of a pride of lions and a gaggle of geese, but a parade of swans? Only in Stratford, Ontario, and only in the spring. It happens every April a few weeks before the opening of the theat...
04/19/2015 11:26 EDT
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How to Do the Miami International Film Festival in Style

Miami, a city that's both glamorous and streetwise, throws big, splashy events with a passion. In December, Art Basel Miami is the winter art show for the international crowd. In early March, there's the high energy of Miami International Film Festival, MIFF for short. Here's the 1-2-3 on how to do MIFF.
04/06/2015 05:53 EDT
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5 Things to Do in Sarasota

As a winter-spring getaway, Sarasota County is a classic. And on this artsy stretch of Florida's West Coast, it's not all about the beach. You can be as busy as you want with a whole different playlist of things to do. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
03/29/2015 04:22 EDT

Escape Route to Florida #2: American Beauties

This is the second instalment of a three-part series on driving to Florida. Picking up where we left off, we were ready to see more of the country -- because one of the luxuries of a longer road trip is the freedom to veer off the highways onto the roads less traveled.
02/01/2015 11:46 EST
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pittsburgh florida

Every year around this time, Canadian snowbirds flock south to Florida. With so many great things to do and places to see along the way (think Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia), we decided to take a week to make the journey at least as much fun as the destination. It's not hard to do.
01/23/2015 12:53 EST
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Six Reasons to See Canada's Prettiest Town

Well-preserved 19th Century homes and commercial buildings dot the eight streets radiating from the ring road around Goderich's Courthouse Square, the octagon-shaped centre of the heritage district. For a throwback to the pre-Cineplex era, catch a movie at the Park Theatre on the square.
10/22/2014 11:49 EDT
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A Weekend in Montreal: Food, Fun and Fabergé

One of my favourite times to be in Montreal is in late summer and early fall, when festival frenzy winds down and Montrealers come out to catch the last wave of warm weather. The beat of the city is lush and mellow: flowers are still in bloom, there's time to linger over dinner at a restaurant terrasse, and the mood is purely pleasure-driven.
08/29/2014 04:16 EDT

Stratford in Summer: More Than a Day Trip

As a day trip, it's a no-brainer -- an easy two-hour drive from Toronto and less than four hours from Detroit. You can catch a Festival bus from either city or ride a VIA train from Toronto or Windsor. But last month, when I changed up my annual summertime day trip, my old take on this town got an overdue upgrade.
07/02/2014 05:29 EDT
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Six Good Reasons to Go to the Florida Keys

Let's be honest...at this point in winter, it's pretty obvious that the weather up here is the Number One reason to go. Of course there are dozens of other good reasons to head for the Florida Keys at any time of year. Here are six of them.
03/07/2014 02:24 EST
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Paris in November: Grab Your Raincoat and Go!

Most years, the thought of November in Toronto is enough to send me packing. My fallback destination is Paris, the most beautiful city on earth. Paris is always a good idea, and Paris in November, not an obvious choice, is one of my favourite times to go. Flights are wide open, airfares are low, and booking with points is as easy as it gets.
11/27/2013 05:47 EST