Thursday, December 1, 2016

Magical mood of Christmas past


First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons has become a magical Christmas tradition for us these past 17 years. Midland Ontario's candlelit historic site glows with over 5,000 candles and captures the magical mood of Christmas past. Discover the magic in Janie Robinson's  Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network  travel story.


Ireland's Ancient East

Making new friends in Ireland's Ancient East (with thanks to fellow travel journalist Pat Brennan for this lovely photo of me with Thomas and "Lucy").  
I'll be sharing my Ireland stories and photos in the Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network and Cruise & Travel Lifestyles soon. Including my Irish connection to this famous Canadian, Nellie McClung.



Monday, September 12, 2016

European cruising with 2 Canadian captains - cool, eh?

Bergen's historic Bryggen wharf. Photograph by Brian Quinn, Travel Writer
Bergen, Norway













Janie Robinson biking Geirangerfjord, Norway. Photograph by Brian Quinn, Travel Writer
Janie biking in Geirangerfjord, Norway

Join Janie Robinson on two awesome Holland America Line cruises to Norway and the Baltic in her latest Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network travel story A Royal Affair

And here's a cool Canadian connection to Holland America's brand-new ship.  Both of the Koningsdam's two captains live in Canada!

Canadian Captain Darin Bowland.  Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Captain Darin Bowlan
Canadian Captain Emiel de Vries with family. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Captain Emiel de Vries & family

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Baltic Beckons

Once sailed by Viking Age explorers, cruise ships now give travellers the key to unlocking the mysteries of the fascinating countries and cultures embracing the Baltic Sea.  Join Janie Robinson for an amazing Baltic cruise starting on page 48 in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Cruise and Travel Lifestyles magazine. 
The Baltic Beckons. Story by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer






Romancing the Rails

I've got 2 travel stories in this issue of Cruise & Travel Lifestyles Magazine!  Here's a look at Janie Robinson's   Exploring Europe by Eurail starting on page 44.



Exploring Europe by rail. Story by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer




Hugs from Holland

I really do get hugs in Holland, just because I'm Canadian! 

Hugs from Holland Atmosphere Magazine. Story by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Hugs from Holland. Photograph of Janie Robinson, Travel Writer

Flying Air Transat sometime soon? Check out Janie Robinson's "Hugs from Holland" story starting on Page 13 in Atmosphere magazine. 

Canadian Welcome for Netherland's Queen Máxima at ms Koningsdam Christening

Champagne christening ms Koningsdam. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer

Ready to meet the Queen. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Canadian Tess with Netherland's Queen. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer


Fireworks at ms Koningsdam Dedication Ceremony. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer


It’s not every day a Canadian kid gets to meet a Queen, but watching 5-year-old Tess de Vries getting ready to welcome Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on board ms Koningsdam was one of my favourite parts of the new elegant ship's Dedication Ceremony in Rotterdam.   Janie Robinson's online story posted on