Monday, October 26, 2009

Story and video Jump Up with St. Croix moko jumbies

St. Croix's colourful art of moko jumbie stilt dancing came to the Caribbean with enslaved West Africans, who brought their culture and indigenous religions with them. Janie Robinson and cameraman Greg McFadden join lively, lofty dancing fun with this St. Croix Jump Up video and Toronto Star travel story .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Czech Spa treatment in the bag

The Czech Republic Blue Bag Special.  Photo by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer Huddled alone in my turtleneck sweater and very little else, the spa attendant returned with a big blue bag in one hand and a big black strap in the other. Discover how this Czech Republic spa session turns out to be a real gas, in Janie Robinson's Toronto Star travel story online at

Friday, October 16, 2009

Story and video Janie's Royal Visit

Where I come from, when a guy invites you to join him for tea, and it's his birthday, you get him a card.  Turns out, it's not quite that simple if the guy happens to be His Royal Highness Prince Philip.  Here's my side of the story in my travel column in Simcoe Life Magazine The Royal treatment in Britain.  Watch  
Janie Robinson's J-Walk Travel Media Productions web video Janie's Royal Visit.

Cuba's old town a true charmer

Plaza Mayor sits at the heart of Trinidad de Cuba. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer Trinidad de Cuba may look like a movie set, but the old town is a real city centre where everyday Cubans live and work. Janie Robinson discovers the colonial charm of Trinidad and Old Havana while visiting the casa particulares (Cuban version of a bed-and-breakfast) and paladares (small family run restaurants) in her Toronto Star story in the Saturday, October 10, 2009 Travel section.