Parmjit Parmar
Parmjit Parmar is a freelance travel and food writer, avid photographer and social media expert. Visit her blog at Planet Blue Adventure. She travels every opportunity she gets.

Entries by Parmjit Parmar

Going Solo: Advice from the Travel Experts

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:23 AM

What does the solo traveler look like nowadays? A 20-something guy with a beard and a backpack, or a 30-something professional woman on a career break, volunteering abroad? Believe it or not, it's more likely to be their mom. Yes, their mom.

Women are following their own schedules to...

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Culinary Adventures in Southern Ireland

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 11:02 AM

There are places around the globe that affect you deeply and resonate long after your visit is over. Ireland is one of those places, the green, lush beauty of the countryside and the warm personalities of the Irish offer charms that can't be found anywhere else. My biggest challenge on...

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The Chefs Have Landed at Toronto's Pearson Airport

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 11:05 AM

Skip the Food Court and Go Gourmet at the Airport

Have you noticed what's happening at airports? Gone are the days where your only choice is grabbing unhealthy, fat-laden food or having to settle for pre-packaged on-board food options as you make a mad dash for a flight.

On a...

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Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations in Belize

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 10:09 AM

Garifuna Settlement Day is a national holiday in Belize on November 19th. The day celebrates the arrival of the first Garifuna in 1832. The British army exiled the Garifuna from the Grenadines to Roatán, Honduras in 1798. They made their way up the coast and eventually settled in...

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How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party You Can Enjoy

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 11:24 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching many are thinking about having friends and family over for a dinner party. What better way to celebrate the season than having a swanky dinner party? Dust off the good china, set a fun table, plan the menu and then decide what alcohol you...

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Gourmet Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 12:05 AM

Eating ice cream brings back a host of fond childhood memories. I particularly remember our neighbourhood ice cream truck. England's legacy of soft-serve ice cream with a flake bar adorning the top trumped. Even today ice cream is one of the most delicious treats to serve your family and guests.

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Photo Essay: Off the Beaten Path -- Heir Island, Ireland

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 2:13 PM

Just off the coast of West Cork, Ireland lays tranquil Heir Island. This island is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to get away, feel inspired, sail, paint and cook. Only 2.5km long, Heir Island is located in Roaringwater Bay and home to 24 residents.

On a...

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What to Do, See and Eat in Dublin

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 11:21 AM

James Joyce, Trinity College, Temple Bar, Grafton Street shops and cobbled streets with history everywhere you look are often what comes to mind when you think of Dublin. The city of Dublin has come long way from its origins as a Viking Trading Post, now the modern city is a...

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Gros Morne National Park: 4 Days in Nature's Playground

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 8:39 AM

Gros Morne National park in Western Newfoundland is a geologist's paradise. The landscape is a testament of how our earth evolved from rock fjords bursting through the ice and Tablelands of earth's tectonic plates to become rugged and rocky mountains. This is the place to be if you want to...

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A Tale of Two Teas

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 4:02 PM

Having grown up in a household of tea drinkers, I've always had a penchant for a good cuppa. Today afternoon tea has risen to new heights with tea sommeliers and chefs pairing tea with food to enhance the flavours of this repast.

On recent visits to tearooms in Washington...

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A Weekend in Washington D.C.

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:39 PM

The political heart of the United States, Washington D.C. offers endless possibilities to foodies, history buffs and art lovers. It's the perfect place to spend a weekend and is surprisingly affordable, considering museums are free in the district with exception of a few like the National Geographic and International Spy...

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8 Travel Apps to Make Your Summer Holiday Less Stressful

(2) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 8:12 AM

Between planning your flights, booking your hotel, finding food, and learning the local customs, travelling abroad and even domestically can be quite the hassle. Luckily, your journey can become a lot simpler (and much more fun!) by using some of these travel apps.

If you are bit of a workaholic,...

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Exploring Deerhurst Resort and Cooking with Chef Susur Lee

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 4:41 PM

It's been over 30 years since renowned Canadian Chef Susur Lee made his last visit to Muskoka to a friend's place in Deerhurst. Upon arrival at the Deerhurst Resort, he immediately fell in love with the peace and tranquility of Muskoka. In fact, he went on...

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How to Take Better Travel Photos

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 5:23 PM

Travel photography can offer some of the most inspirational, exciting, and candid shots from the places you visit and the people you meet. If you are like me, one of the largest challenges when travelling is what to take with you. How much can you carry around? How do you...

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Photography Workshop at the Briars Resort and Spa

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 5:13 PM

When visiting any of the premier Ontario resorts for a weekend getaway, you are likely looking to eat great food, take a dip, and experience the top spa treatment. If you're also looking for beautiful vistas and pristine golf courses, then the Briars Resort and Spa is the...

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How to Build a Personal Brand Through Linkedin

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 7:08 AM

LinkedIn has become one of the most important professional network platforms on the planet. It has grown phenomenally in the last 5 years, with over 200 million members worldwide and 7 million in Canada alone. With every Fortune 500 executive having a LinkedIn profile, the website has become...

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