Wise Woman Travel

Exploring the world from a female perspective

Before I visited Regina this weekend, I never would have thought ” funky” and “Regina” could go together in the same sentence. Although it’s the capital of Saskatchewan, it’s got the vibe of a small prairie city with agricultural roots. People are uncommonly friendly, the way they’d be in a small town: a fellow transit …

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Hello, Suitcase, my old friend I’ve come to pack you up again Because I’m going to Regina So I knew I had to find ya And the vision of me flying on a plane Still remains Amid the sounds Of cheering. Yes, friends, for the first time since February 2020, I’m boarding a plane. Not …

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Hello, Suitcase, my old friend I’ve come to pack you up again Because I’m going to Regina So I knew I had to find ya And the vision of me flying on a plane Still remains Amid the sounds Of cheering. Yes, friends, for the first time since February 2020, I’m boarding a plane. Not …

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The trees are about to show us how lovely it can be to let things go. (Anonymous) We couldn’t have known last June when we booked a fall escape to Jasper the sad event that would occur just a couple of weeks before our departure. My husband’s best friend for more than 40 years, and …

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Before August 2021, the most time I’d ever spent in Revelstoke was a very hot and boring summer afternoon in the 1960s when our old Pontiac Stratochief  broke down on a family vacation. While my dad stayed with the car at the repair shop, my mom trotted my sister and me around the town’s few …

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I like trains I like fast trains I like trains That call out through the rain. (Fred Eaglesmith – Don’t know this song? Listen to it here.) I’m not sure why, but in recent years, I’ve become fascinated by trains. Not in a trainspotting, Sheldon Cooper kind of way. My interest is rooted partially in …

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I wonder what Charles Holten would say if he knew that the home he built in Revelstoke, British Columbia, in 1897 was now being enjoyed by guests from all over the world. He’d probably be thrilled. He’d used part of his mining fortune to build the home for his bride, Lyda Edwards. The pair became …

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I am craving a walk on a tropical beach. The sun warming my back, the surf drawing white-edged curtains of foam over my bare feet before gently receding. Wisps of clouds in a water color blue sky. No work to do, no decisions to make, no wondering what might happen tomorrow. If you’ve been dreaming …

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Ok, ok. Exuma doesn’t have a zoo in the literal sense. But since zoo is rooted in the Greek word for animal and, before that, a living being, the water and cays surrounding Exuma qualify as zoo-like places where you can see some pretty interesting species of both the animal and human variety. There are …

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