Get your vitamin D and do good in the Caribbean

Travel tips: Nordic baths in the Alberta Rockies, music and craft beer festivals for ski enthusiasts, and portable speakers for your next getaway

Get your vitamin D and do good in the CaribbeanBeginning with this column, noted travel writer Lisa Monforton will provide insider tips on new and popular travel destinations, hotel deals, gadget reviews, and unique and affordable experiences for Canadian travellers. If you're wondering how you might afford that surf-and-sand holiday in the sunny Caribbean, here's an idea to consider. In the wake of the…

24 happy hours in a Samara state of mind

At the end of another beautiful day, we sink into our chairs, our drinks in hand, and get into what I can only call a Samara state of mind

24 happy hours in a Samara state of mind[slideshow_deploy id='114152'] 6:00 a.m. ‘Hola!, Buenos Dias. Hola! Buenos Dias!’ The locals – and some early rising visitors like myself – are bike riding or walking down a dusty stretch of a rutted gravel road on the edge of the hamlet of Samara. The Spanish greetings are like a sing-song that join the chorus around…