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Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine Winter/Spring 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.

Globelite Travel Marketing, Inc.
6 期號


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from my travel bag

editor@dreamscapes.ca 2018 was quite a year, wasn’t it? Historic plummeting and soaring temperatures, snowstorms, forest fires, hurricanes, floods, political upheavals and unrest, a fluctuating market—and that only sums up what was happening in countries commonly referred to as “stable democracies.” How can travellers adjust to such an unpredictable world? The Government of Canada’s travel advisory states: “If you plan to go abroad, even on a day trip to the United States, you should purchase the best travel insurance you can afford before you leave Canada… No matter where in the world you intend to travel, make sure you check the Travel Advice and Advisories twice, once when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave. If a Travel Advisory is issued for your destination, after you make your arrangements but before…

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tokyo surprises!

Mirroring the astounding architecture and ornate decoration visitors often travel to the more northern city of Nikko to appreciate, the ancient shrine is, for many, a tranquil gem in the heart of bustling Tokyo. Under the stony watch of two fierce liondogs, visitors enter the magnificent shrine complex through the Sukibei Wall, where gold façades and intricate wood carvings of land, sea, river and mythical creatures hold them spellbound. Guests of the shrine have been doing this for the past 368 years. Tokyo’s new tourism brand, “Old meets new,” is so appropriate, with the past merging into the future and providing visitors with an amazing array of attractions and activities, along with the expected photo and selfie opportunities befitting an ever-changing world-class destination. ARTISTIC ATTRACTIONS With the goal of seeing as many new things…

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louisiana bayous and botanicals

Experiencing the bayous—those marshy, low-lying outlets of lakes and rivers—is a “must-experience” while in Louisiana. You will undoubtedly meet some very energetic alligators! That was our experience in Houma (Terrebonne Parish), when we took a two-hour bayou tour with Captain Billy Gaston, who owns a custom-made boat that seats about 45. He tossed raw chicken pieces into the murky waters while he welcomed seemingly tame alligators for lunch. The eerie up-close-and-personal experience with these carnivorous reptiles was loads of fun. If you prefer a more bucolic experience, Louisiana has several botanical gardens you can visit, including the Botanical Gardens at Independence Park in Baton Rouge and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. We spent a relaxing sojourn in the Jungle Gardens on Avery Island (Iberia Parish), the home of the TABASCO brand pepper…

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postcards from nevada

There I am, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe standing on the edge of Lake Tahoe in deep dark Nevada. A moon so bright it casts a massive light onto this glassy freshwater lake, the second deepest in America. In the stillness, I only hear my breathing and the commands of star guide Tony, a notable local astronomer who has led twilight sessions for Fortune 500 companies such as Google. We crank the telescope skyward for a second and wait. No special meteors tonight but that doesn’t matter. On my recent visit, Nevada had blazed trails in other ways. Home to wild horses, hot springs and good old-fashioned western hospitality, this mountain state, comprised of five regions, has activities that extend beyond glitzy Las Vegas. There’s plenty to write about, from the…

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snow time in north lake tahoe

Flanked by rugged mountains, North Lake Tahoe goes beyond the regular ski and snowboard fun. Folks in this part of Nevada know how to enjoy winter, thanks to a strong pioneer spirit. Blessed by an alpine lake shared between Nevada and California, it’s where you can dip into favourite pastimes that satisfy all ages year-round. It’s a destination for everyone. And the winter season has its own special appeal where each day is fuelled with different activities. Home to 12 ski resorts that hover around 1,890 metres, North Lake Tahoe boasts North America’s largest concentration of ski resorts for all ski levels. For non-skiers, head off-mountain for winter festivals, the annual Polar Bear Swim, new après-ski dining options and a variety of winter activities. The 5thWinterWonderGrass Festival, a music event, showcases mountain…

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a bucket list for young explorers

Time flies once kids come onto the scene, and before you know it, toddlers become teenagers. Travel is a great way to teach kids about the world around them. It awakens their sense of wonder, especially if it is combined with play. A perfect way to create family memories is to amass a bucket list of experiences and destinations that appeal to both children and adults. Start with The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, devoted to the history and exploration of play. Interactive displays keep little ones busy discovering a world of superheroes at the American Comic Book Heroes exhibit; colourful fish and sea creatures in a massive coral reef aquarium; a butterfly garden; and displays dedicated to Sesame Street, Peanuts, and more. museumofplay.org Youngsters get a close-up look…