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Jennifer Merrick
Attended Queen's University
Lives in Toronto, ON, Canada
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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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Torontonians refer to the Haliburton Highlands as ‘cottage country’. Nine-to-fivers leave work early on Fridays and flee 220 kilometres north of the city, where they find rolling hills, 600-plus lakes, and rugged forests. Paddling, hiking, fishing and drinks on the dock are all on the to-do list in ...
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Few tourists stray from the heart of Vieux-Quebec, and why should they? The narrow cobbled streets of the 400-year-old walled city reveal historic ...
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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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Punxsutawney has Phil, and Wiarton, Ont., a small town on the shores of Georgian Bay about 250 miles northwest of Buffalo, has Willie. This albino groundhog, and his predecessors, have been predicting the length of winter since 1956.Every Feb. 2, thousands of visitors rise early to join th... - The Buffalo News
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What do Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Bill Murray have in common? They all have holiday homes in Muskoka, Ontario. Often called Toro...
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Toronto, ON, Canada
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Freelance Writer/ESL teacher
Introduction

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,  Washington Times Communities, Montreal Families, Dreamscapes, VIA Destinations, Chill Magazine and Today's Parent.

 

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Since starting my second career in freelance writing five years ago, I've had 200+ 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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