Talia Ricci
Talia Ricci is a Ryerson Journalism graduate and is currently working in television. She has a passion for story telling, people, travel and photography. The culture-shock bug first bit when she visited India in February 2010. In 2011 Talia travelled to Ghana to teach a group of children about the art of photojournalism. She is fascinated by music and art from other cultures. Talia hopes to make her way around the world and eventually combine broadcast reporting and travel.

Entries by Talia Ricci

Welcome to the Village of Victoria, a Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 8:51 PM

If Canadian towns were TV shows, the village of Victoria in Prince Edward Island would probably be Cheers -- stay there long enough and everybody knows your name.

And depending on where you stay, one of the village's 120 or so locals who will know your name is Stephen Hunter,...

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Breaking Bread: How Ovens are Safeguarding One of Newfoundland's Unique Cultures

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:35 PM

Drive around Cape St. George in Newfoundland's Port au Port peninsula and you might overlook one of the province's four bread ovens.

There aren't any neon "open" signs, nor will you find a single TripAdvisor sticker labeled anywhere. And if you're trying to find a Yelp review, well, good...

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Welcome To Bear River, Nova Scotia: Canada's 'Best Kept Secret'

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 11:48 AM

There are certain parts of the year where there is no life for Don Rice outside of Bear River, Nova Scotia.

To live in a village in an outlying area with 800 people might seem like a prison sentence for some, but for Rice, one of 50 artisans living...

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What This Canadian Village Lacks in Size, it Makes Up With Heart and Lobster

(6) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 2:09 AM

Alma, New Brunswick may be a small town but it is close to one of the world's biggest natural feats.

Located by the Bay of Fundy, the town's 150 permanent residents see tides as large as 16 metres -- the highest in the world -- on a...

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Welcome to the Birthplace of Poutine - Now Wipe That Drool Off Your Face

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Ask anyone for a list of Canadian cuisine and poutine will surely land somewhere near the top.

Sure, the iconic dish -- that unholy trinity of French fries, cheese curds and gravy -- might look like a heart attack served with a fork, but trace its origins and you'll find...

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A Visit to This Island Will Make You Appreciate Canada's First Nations' Culture

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Hang out with Falcon Migwans and you'll find spending time with him is a lot like "show and tell" for the soul.

If you take him up on his offer for a spruce and mint tea, be ready to forage for fresh leaves from nearby trees while he readies the...

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This Might Just Be The Prettiest Way To Enter The U.S. From Canada

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 1:12 PM

Alexis Nazeravich usually starts her mornings driving from her house in Boissevain, Man., to the International Peace Gardens.

Once she passes through the towering metal-framed gates, the garden's horticultural staffer might spend her day pruning or maintaining the grounds in anticipation of the summer bloom.

But once she...

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Why A Trip To This Hutterite Colony Will Leave You Surprised

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:53 PM

At 17 years old, Grace Hofer sounds like your typical Canadian teenager.

She likes to read, play her guitar and enjoys her free time in Saskatchewan's outdoors.

Less typical is where she lives: the Lajord Hutterite Colony, located roughly 30 minutes from Regina.

The colony is one...

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Here's Why You'll Fall In Love With Alberta's Wilderness

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:44 PM

If silence is golden then Alberta's Kananaskis Country is a goldmine.

Located 45 minutes west of Calgary by car, the 4,200-square-kilometre networks of parkland and recreational area is the home to provincial wildlife; the playground for visitors and the office for Becky Webb, a communications officer stationed at the Kananaskis...

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Meet the Man Behind Canada's Coolest Treehouses

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 4:04 PM

Ask Tom Chudleigh what he loves most about living in Qualicum Bay, B.C. and he'll give you a list of things.

A nice group of people. A climate free of killer winters. A place with plenty of musicians and jam sessions.

"The greenest place in Canada, probably," the Vancouver...

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Travel Photography With a Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Visiting exotic places as a photographer can sometimes pose challenges for their non-photographer accomplices. For example, a photographer's backpack is always going to be a few pounds heavier. Walking through a market, or down any interesting street for that matter will take double the amount of time than it should....

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Seven Ways to Tame Your Travel Bug

(4) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 1:04 PM

It was our third attempt but a noisy image finally appeared on my screen. Although it wasn't a clear picture, it still filled me with envy.

Familiar hints indicated that my best friend had been travelling. Her already beautiful brown skin glowed even brighter, her usually straightened hair was carelessly...

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Getting Lost: Peru in Photos

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 12:44 PM

Through these images I hope you are afforded a glimpse of the beauty of Peruvian people and their homeland. Family, food and hard work are what dictate their lifestyles.

Photo Credit: Talia Ricci

For me, travel usually consists of planning my route in...

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Getting Robbed in Chile Made My Trip Better

(7) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 5:51 PM

Safe travels. It's a phrase one hears many times before setting out on a new journey. Of course the well wishes and warnings are appreciated, but I am also guilty of assuming everything will run smoothly, as it always has.

I did my research before heading out to South America...

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I'm an iPhotographer and Proud of it

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 6:12 PM

There once was a time when photographers had no choice but to implement their art through film. Selecting the appropriate film, loading the camera and developing the image in a dark room were all a part of the process. If one desired to get even more creative, she would expose...

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