Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

Winter 2019/2020

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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dance me on the danube

And so unfolds a well-choreographed, seamless entry. Alena, the cruise director, welcomes us in the lounge and in minutes she has photos and our ID cards ready. As we are ushered into our cabin, we see the luggage already placed atop our bed. One glance about and I begin to feel light and easy. The suite is airy, spacious and inviting. Grey, white and greenish tones along with contemporary furnishings create a modern, crisp ambiance. Facing us is the focal point, the grand floor-to-ceiling window taking up almost the entire wall. We’ve never seen anything like this before. The large upper glass piece opens to different positions and can slide down beside the lower glass base thereby forming a kind of “balcony.” We happily note there’s ample room to walk about…

the roads to wellness

After meandering through one of the spa’s thermal circuits—sweating in a sauna, gasping in a cold shower, then unwinding in a chair—I heard the soft gong that alerts guests that another Aufguss ceremony was about to begin. Like medieval pilgrims in flip-flops and white robes, guests came from all points of the sprawling property to congregate on benches arranged along three sides of the Finlandia sauna. A Nordik staffer named Laura explained she would be using snowballs infused with essential oils during the ritual. The sauna doors closed, pop music began to play and Laura took a large snowball from a wooden bucket and placed it on a bed of hot stones. As the crystals sizzled, she began an energetic dance, snapping a white towel above her head to distribute waves of…

nature at its finest

Just a short drive over the causeway from Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Here, visitors begin bliss-filled days searching for the ultimate seashell souvenir the tides have deposited on the island’s sun-kissed shores and end their evenings watching spectacular sunsets and stargazing. It’s all part of Mother Nature’s endless bounty that awaits you. Birding is spectacular on Sanibel, which is regularly frequented by pelicans, sandpipers and ospreys. At the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, we observed migratory birds on a sandbar in the estuary leading into the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. Among them were double-crested cormorants, great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, egrets, white ibis and a large flock of white pelicans. Ottawa resident Robin Fyfe has witnessed even…

a food-lover’s fantasy

The Florida Keys are a foodie magnet and with good reason. Here, you can find a colourful, tropical culinary vibe with interesting local specialties and beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy them. Ubiquitous to the islands is a shellfish called conch (“konk”). Similar to calamari in texture, it bursts with flavour and can be served on the shell as conch steak and fritters or in salads and soups. Another local favourite is the Key lime, found in everything from pies to salad dressings and drinks. KEY LARGO Renowned for the “best Key lime pie in Florida,” the Fish House has been a Keys favourite since 1982 and has the awards to prove it. Local Florida lobster and stone crab are also great here and the atmosphere is causal and friendly. The stunning Calusa…

delights for the entire family

For a memorable family vacation, consider Central Florida where you’re only 45 minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and from the Tampa International Airport. This natural wonderland features 554 lakes and more than 600 kilometres of nature trails. And Central Florida (Polk County) is filled with popular family attractions, including a world-class theme park of its own. LEGOLAND Florida Resort reignites the child in all of us, with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. The park itself is an immersive experience in brilliant techni-color and best expressed with shouts of joy as kids view spectacular architectural LEGO marvels displayed throughout themed zones, among them The Great LEGO Race, an incredible virtual-reality rollercoaster. The resort’s newest attraction, The LEGO Movie World, just opened in spring 2019. And April 2020 will see the opening…

a world of exciting adventures

Northwest Florida encompasses 10 counties, ranging from historical fishing villages in the east to the renowned sugar-white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Here, where high-rises and crowds don’t exist, walkable small towns with friendly people and interesting shops still thrive. Mother Nature has blessed this region everywhere you look. Play golf on a beautifully manicured course in the morning, and paddle or hike through virgin wilderness and unique ecosystems in the afternoon. Roam through towns like Apalachicola or Marianna, where history lives on in classic old buildings. Or let the gentle breeze embrace you as you lounge on the world-famous beaches of South Walton. Explore crystal-clear natural springs—20 C year-round—at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park or Merritt’s Mill Pond by boat or on a snorkelling or swimming excursion. Survey…