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Jennifer Merrick
Attended Queen's University
Lives in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Ready to take to the slopes? Whether you're a beginner or more advanced skier you can always learn new tricks. It's Skiing 101, Brazen-Style.
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Tips from an expert on finding fantastic fall foliage in Canada, and where to go to find it, too.
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The average spa day does not normally necessitate submerging yourself in cold water – and by cold we mean bone-chilling, take-your-breath-away freezing. Yet, visit one of the many Nordic spas in Quebec, and this is exactly what you’ll get. Le Nordique Spa offers cold and hot plunge pools © Le Nordi...
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Alberta: Ghost towns, dinosaurs and Hoodoos in the strange and wonderful Badlands of Canada.
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“Should I be a zombie rapper or a vampire cheerleader?” Halloween costume decisions for my kids start even before the first day of school. No other holiday captures their imagination more, so we decide to take them to Kingston's infamous Fort Fright. Here, Hollywood-style props, special effects ...
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Fun-loving and cosmopolitan, Montreal is Quebec's largest city and the second biggest francophone population in the world. 250 kilometres to the east lies Quebec City, the province's cultural and romantic capital. Both cities are celebrated for their festival atmosphere, history, artistic flare, and...
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Story by Jennifer Merrick Vacay.ca Writer. AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The schedule is not for the faint of heart at Mountain Trek, a weight-loss resort located east of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley in the Kootenay region of the province. A typical day looks something like ...
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Story by Jennifer Merrick Vacay.ca Writer. “Get out of the car!” This is Jeff “Foliage” Folder's top tip for making the most of nature's annual fall show. Explore new places, stop at a farm stand, check out fall festivals, hike, drink apple cider, or take some pictures.
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Sleep with the Sharks: Don't watch Jaws before you do this one as you'll be kipping down in the “Dangerous Lagoon” shark tunnel at the Ripley's Aquarium in downtown Toronto. Sleepovers include a late-night snack, breakfast and admission for the evening and following day.
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Drinks on ice, definitely. But sleeping on ice? That's hard to fathom. Yet despite preconceptions, over 48,000 visitors have done just that at the Quebec City Ice Hotel. Travel Writer Kate Pocock was one of them. One of the most surprising highlights for her was the silence. Because the walls are ma...
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“The original site of the Garden of Eden,” wrote Canadian artist J.E.H. MacDonald in a letter home about the wilderness we're now looking at through the train window. MacDonald was one of the Group of Seven, Canadian artists, whose bold, dramatic style defined this nation's art.
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Freelance Writer/ESL teacher
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After teaching English as a Second Language abroad for 7 years, I've now 'settled down' in Toronto. But my feet continue to itch and I now travel whenever I can with my family, writing about our adventures in numerous diverse publications, including Buffalo News, Latitudes, Virgin Atlantic Blog, Ontario Magazine,  Canadian World Traveller, Montreal Families, vacay.ca, VIA Destinations, American Byways and Today's Parent.

 

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Since starting my second career in freelance writing five years ago, I've had 250+ stories published in over 25 publications (and many fabulous adventures along the way).
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  • Queen's University
    History, 1994
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