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Vacations® •

Spring 2018 • 9

TOPETTAS RACING ALONG THE CANALS

DANUBE RIVER VIEWS ©KAREN LEIVA

STEAM RISES FROM ROMAN BATH

Spring 2018

Credits

PUBLISHER

Ensemble Travel® Group

MANAGING EDITOR

Liz Scull

EDITOR

Karen Leiva

CONTRIBUTORS

Maria-Teresa Andreacchi

Tim Johnson

Chris Robinson

Yvonne Gordon

Karen Leiva

Hans Tammemagi

Charmaine Noronha

Fiona Tapp

Franca Iuele

Emily Price

Laura Kiniry

Kate Pocock

Sandra MacGregor

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Liz Scull

CREATIVE DESIGNER

Cherry Ann Valles

FOXX Advertising & Design Inc.

PRODUCTION MANAGERS

Joe Viecili, Dalia Shamkhani - FOXX Advertising & Design Inc.

ADMINISTRATION

Ingrid Lopez

PRODUCTION SERVICES

Andy Thomas - TURN KEY Marketing Solutions Inc

DISTRIBUTION

Envoy

ENSEMBLE TRAVEL® GROUP

CO-PRESIDENT

Lindsay N. Pearlman

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING

Carl Schmitt

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Franca Iuele

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Cover image: The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood,

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Featured Contributors

SANDRA MACGREGOR

Sandra MacGregor is a Canadian writer and editor who specializes in travel, food

and finance. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications like the New York

Times, the UK Telegraph, the Washington Post,

Forbes.com

and the Toronto Star.

She also combines her love of travel and saving money as a regular contributor

at

Greedyrates.ca

. This wayfaring writer spends her free time exploring new

destinations and she’s been fortunate enough to live for a year or two in captivating

cities like Paris, France, Seoul, South Korea and Cape Town, South Africa.

HANS TAMMEMAGI

Hans’ writing is eclectic including travel, environment, Native culture and all things

quirky. He has penned 10 books including one national best seller. Hans has spent

two decades writing for magazines like Canadian Geographic, Westworld, Zoomer,

Explore, Northwest Travel, Canada’s History Magazine and for newspapers including

the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star and National

Post. As a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and former adjunct

professor in environmental sciences, he has a strong affinity for nature and the

environment around us. He lives in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia where he

enjoys kayaking and photography.

KATE POCOCK

Kate is a Toronto-based journalist who has been writing about travel since her three

kids (and 11 nieces and nephews) were ‘babes in arms.’ She believes that travelling

with any age – from tots to teens to young adults – provides a unique understanding

of their world beyond ‘home turf.’ Favourite experiences have included swimming

with stingrays in the Caribbean, schussing down mountains in Whistler, riding trains

across Europe, and yes, watching glass being ‘made’ in Venice. Her stories have

been published in numerous outlets including Canadian Geographic and the New

York Times.

TIM JOHNSON

Travel writer Tim Johnson’s globetrotting adventures often involve two

of his favourite activities – eating and drinking. He’s bathed in beer in the

Czech Republic, chewed on crickets in Myanmar, eaten his weight in steak in

Argentina and sampled snake in Australia. In this issue, he samples, and writes

about Europe’s best high-end peasant food, and goes on a Tuscan culinary

adventure. Having visited 128 countries on all seven continents, Johnson

contributes to the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CNN Travel, Reader’s Digest

and many others.

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