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It's true.  Canadians do pay high prices for airfares, particularly for flights within Canada.  What this rather insipid article doesn't address is that a big part of the reason is lack of competition.  Driving to an airport just across the border, while a bit inconvenient, can save big dollars.

http://www.thestar.com/travel/article/1313733--travel-editors-notebook-boy-are-we-canadians-stupid

TVT had its biggest month yet in October for traffic to the website.  Thanks to all who are checking it out.

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New article published:  From Hippie to Hip - Yorkville, Toronto.  Definitely a destination for the upscale traveller.

http://thevicarioustraveler.com/hippie-hip-yorkville-toronto/

Tried Creekside Estates Shiraz Icewine tonight. I hinted at this wine in my Niagara Icewine Festival article back in January, http://thevicarioustraveler.com/theres-gold-in-them-there-hills-niagara-icewine-festival/ Definitely well worth the wait!

This is a rich, oaky, port-like wine. Going to try it later this week with a highly spiced stir fry. Expecting good things. A very sexy wine! Red icewines have it all over white ices.

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The best word is 'experienced' to describe the wine I had with dinner tonight. Creekside Estates 2008 Undercurrent Viognier. I'm still trying to unravel it. It's got a flavour profile unlike anything I've tried before in a white. Unquestionably recommended.

FWIW, Creekside may well be the most creative winery in Ontario. Their 'Undercurrent' label is a selection of experimental, cutting edge wines that are unlike anything else being offered by Ontario wineries. Well worth checking out.

Creekside is practicing craft wine making the way some Ontario breweries are practicing craft beer making. Small batch. Manual process. High quality.

http://www.creeksidewine.com/

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New article in the Photo Basics series is ready.  This one on getting shots without the crowds.

http://thevicarioustraveler.com/photo-basics-pt-iv-too-many-people/
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