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Lisa Jackson is a freelance writer and the editor of Eat Drink Travel Magazine. She has visited over 25 countries and specializes in writing about history & culture, food & drink, outdoor adventure, and the politics of travel. Her work has been featured in The Globe & Mail, Taste & Travel Magazine, Post City Magazines, and Travel + Escape. Lisa is a proud member of the Yukon's Sour Toe Cocktail Club , which she joined by letting a dead toe touch her face.

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Yukon Dancers Sparkle at Panamania

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 5:31 PM

The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto involved more than sports. There was also plenty of art and culture featured too.

The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers travelled 5,000 kilometres from Whitehorse to perform onstage at the Aboriginal Pavilion, as part of the 17-day Indigenous arts, culture and sports...

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Four Secrets About Southwest Ontario's Culinary and Craft Beer Scene

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 12:17 PM

The jig is up! After exploring Norfolk County, I'm sharing four of the best kept (and delicious!) secrets about the culinary scene in Ontario's Southwest. But go quickly: once the hipsters find out, tourists seeking a gastronomic retreat will flood this region.

A Feast of Farm Fresh...

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Six Fabulous Foodie Experiences in Ireland

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 12:21 PM

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(Photo: Courtesy Brian Morrison, Tourism Ireland)

I'd like to set the record straight about Ireland.

Ireland's food culture gets a bad rep among travellers as being "boring" or "bad," and I'm not sure where this urban myth originates. The truth...

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6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Puerto Rico

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 7:40 AM

Too often, Canadian vacationers overlook Puerto Rico as a sun destination. But this lively island just south of Miami is filled with history, culture, ecotourism, and an incredible food scene. Here are six things you probably didn't know about Puerto Rico, as well as excellent reasons why you should visit:

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Meet the Yukon's Caveman

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 10:28 PM

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For the past 18 years, "Caveman Bill" Donaldson has lived in a cave above the Yukon River in Canada's North.

Yup, this is for realsies. His cave is fully equipped with two small LED lights, a woodstove, cooking facilities, and a bed. There...

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Five Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Around the World

(58) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 1:07 PM

No matter where you are in the world, March 17 will likely be marked with a St. Patrick's Day celebration. The date marks the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland's most celebrated patron saint.

But as we all know, it's also one of the liveliest shindigs of the year.

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Is John A. Macdonald Really the Canadian Hero We Think He Is?

(29) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 11:33 AM

Last January, the Macdonald Bicentennial Commission was criticized for celebrating the 199th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. Photos of party-goers in period clothing and "red face" were posted on Twitter, triggering public debate about John A's legacy.

This year, a Sir John A....

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Should We Abandon the Travel Bucket List?

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 11:54 AM

I'm a bit taken aback when the "queen of the check list" confesses her dislike for travel bucket lists.

"There are people who collect passport stamps," says Patricia Schultz, author of the best-selling 1000 Places to See Before You Die. "Can you really say you 'saw' a...

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Canadian War Memorials Around the World

(12) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 7:18 AM

There are cemeteries, burial plots, museums, and memorials all over the world that honour our Canadian Forces. If you're travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can pay your respects on November 11 or any day of the year:

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In the early hours...

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This Man Has the Coolest Job in Canada

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 5:21 PM

For some people, it would be a dream job to travel across Canada and eat in some of the country's finest restaurants.

For Canadian writer and international food and wine journalist, Andrew Braithwaite, it's just another day at the office. He's the official judge for "Canada's Best New...

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Talking Adventure Travel with Scott Wilson, Host of 'Departures'

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Is riding a reindeer across Siberia on your travel bucket list? How about visiting the last man living in the radioactive zone in Chernobyl? Or uncovering sunken ships and wreckage of World War II planes in the Pacific Ocean?

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(Above: Travel show host, Scott...
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Talking Sustainable Tourism With Jacques Cousteau's Granddaughter

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 12:05 PM

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Céline Cousteau, a one-woman production team, on her way to help Amazon Promise deliver free medical care in the Peruvian Amazon. Photo credit: CelineCousteau.com

For Céline Cousteau, adventure is in her blood. She is, after all, a third generation explorer.

"My first...

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The Getaway: Farm Cooking in Prince Edward County

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 5:07 PM

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I'm panicking over chicken.

After an hour of preparation, I've successfully butterflied and stuffed a chicken breast with fresh basil, sautéed mushrooms, and gourmet cheese. It looks like a dish from Bon Appetit. Now, I've reached the critical moment -- rolling the meat...

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Six Secret Stopovers for Your Next Vacation

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 12:46 PM

The stopover has rapidly become the best deal for savvy travellers. If you're travelling on a long haul flight, why not get off the plane at the halfway point and add an extra country to your trip? It's an opportunity to stretch your legs, get some decent sleep, and explore...

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How I Overcame My Fear of Needles

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 7:16 AM

"Does this scare you?"

The therapist pointed a needle in the air like a pistol. I clawed my nails into my chair and tried not to hyperventilate.

People are often surprised by my phobia of blood and needles. Working as a community health promoter...

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Life Lessons From My Twenties

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 4:32 PM

If my 20- and 32-year-old selves met in a Back to the Future time warp, I'm not sure if they would recognize each other.

When I was 20, I lived with my parents and didn't even have a driver's license. I spent weekends working, studying, and watching movies in...

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