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Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

Spring/Summer 2019

Dreamscapes Travel and Lifestyle Magazine is a general interest travel and lifestyle magazine with editorial stories and features on travel destinations in the USA, Canada and around the world.

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dreamscapes travel & lifestyle magazine

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We’d like to hear from you. Readers are always encouraged to submit emails to editor@dreamscapes.ca. PUBLISHING PUBLISHER Joseph P. Turkel ASSOCIATE PUBLISHERS Sandra Kitchen Valerie Saunders EDITOR Donna S. Vieira EXECUTIVE EDITOR Judi Scharf COPY EDITOR Anne Champagne EDITOR-AT-LARGE Jane Stokes CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Cynthia David Ilona Kauremszky ART DIRECTOR Mark Tzerelshtein PRODUCTION MANAGER Julia Wall DIRECTOR OF IT Mike State CONTROLLER Gloria Mungo PRESIDENT & GROUP PUBLISHER Joseph P. Turkel CONTRIBUTORS Cynthia David | Joseph Frey | Kevin Fritz Wailana Kalama | Josephine Matyas Laura Byrne Paquet | Johanna Read Chris Ryall | Bruce Sach | Jane Stokes ADVERTISING SALES CORPORATE OFFICE Globelite Travel Marketing Inc. 3 Bluffwood Dr., Toronto, Ontario M2H 3L4 Tel: 416-497-5353 or 1-888-700-4464 Fax: 416-497-0871 | dreamscapes.ca Email: dreamscapesmagazine@rogers.com ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES Jackie Boudreau | 647-668-1134 jackie@jabmarketingmanagement.com Deborah Davy | 647-890-0391 deborah@globelitemedia.com Collier Granberry | 408-857-3243 collier@globelitemedia.com Vivian Hunt | 813-205-5607 vhuntglobelite@att.net Sandra Kitchen | 1-866-600-5918 sandra@globelitemedia.com Gayle Massey | 925-457-7551 gayle@masseylifestylemedia.com Shirley McIntosh | 416-920-2418 shirley.mcintosh002@sympatico.ca Valerie Saunders |…

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from my travel bag

editor@dreamscapes.ca Celebration by Kool & the Gang should be adopted as our Canadian summer theme song. Or perhaps Dancing in the Streets by Martha and the Vandellas is more apropos. After enduring a long winter and fickle spring weather patterns, our souls scream to be unleashed as we spill out onto the streets to embrace summer in all its glory. Rain or shine, Canadians from coast to coast are notorious for celebrations and festivals. So grab your favourite party hat and join the throngs to dance, sing, feast and rejoice with total abandon. I would venture to guess that nothing gets Canadian feet moving and hips gyrating more than Caribbean music. Also known as the Festival of Joy, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (torontocarnival.ca) is a four-week spectacle featuring Caribbean music, cuisine and…

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meet one of adventure canada’s finest

Adventure Canada’s award-winning expedition cruises have garnered a great deal of attention over the years. Some are Canadian Signature Experiences. Others have been featured on the Discovery Channel. All set sail with a hand-picked team of experts who educate, engage and enlighten their guests through a truly immersive travel experience. The trips feature incredible wildlife—polar bears, whales and seabirds are standard—as well as jaw-dropping landscapes. But it is the cultural component of the company’s programs that truly sets the company apart: journeys into Inuit homelands rely on local knowledge and cultural interpretation straight from the source. Truly, they are trips of a lifetime, travel experiences like none other. At the heart of each expedition is an Expedition Leader. This top-tier position is reserved for seasoned veterans who walk a tightrope of…

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when adventure calls

With a little more research, you soon realize you can paddle frothing whitewater rapids, take a haunted walk or fly in a vintage biplane in the nation’s capital. LIFT OFF Ottawa Biplane Adventures’ flights are some of the city’s most unusual tours. Starting from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, these trips in an open-cockpit biplane conjure up visions of Snoopy fighting the Red Baron as they take visitors over Parliament Hill and other popular sites. Depending on the tour, time in the air varies from six to 35 minutes. If non-motorized open-air flight is more your speed, several companies—including Sundance Balloons and Ottawa Hot Air Balloon Rides—provide hot-air balloon rides. To fly in the company of dozens of other colourful craft, visit during the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (August 29 to…

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in and around victoria

This thought occurred to me as I contemplated intersecting crosswalks, which had been embellished with white stencils that seemed to mimic New York City’s Chrysler Building. The crosswalk art at Fort and Blanshard streets is the work of a local tattoo artist, Gerry Kramer. However, according to Gerry, the design represents sunflowers, not art deco skyscrapers! Regardless, it got my creative juices churning, as I took a break from my two-wheeled tour of the downtown area. CYCLING ABOUT TOWN It’s obvious this town has a serious love affair with bicycles. New additional dedicated bike lanes have opened during my stay and most restaurants have parking space reserved for bikes. Many have special interior spaces for employees to store their bikes. In the downtown area, there are bike shelters and even a bike station…

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more fun, laughter and learning

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have delighted guests for years with newly created events, one-of-a-kind thrill rides and innovative attractions that connect visitors to real-world efforts that protect species worldwide. And 2019 is no different. On the west coast, SeaWorld San Diego debuts Tidal Twister. Touted as the first of its kind in the world, it’s a duelling rollercoaster with a unique horizontal design twisting and banking along a tight figure-eight track that includes a dynamic zero-G roll and exhilarating air-time hill. In addition to some of the best thrills in Southern California, Tidal Twister highlights conservation work focused on sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection through SeaWorld’s Rising Tide Conservation, started by the company in 2009. For those travelling to Florida, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is celebrating 60 years in 2019 with…