Sunday, December 4, 2011

Embracing Puerto Vallarta

View over Old Town Puerto Vallarta. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Read Janie Robinson's travel feature "Embracing Puerto Vallarta" in the special Sun Destinations section of the Sunday, December 4 Toronto Star newspaper, and get a nice warm hug from Mexico.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Getting into the spirit of Maui

Maui's Nature of Things. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Journalist and Videographer
Join Janie Robinson on the sea-kissed shores and lunar-like landscapes of Maui in her tropical travel story in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of DREAMSCAPES Magazine.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Aw shucks

Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Only the best make it to Galway, Ireland, where world-class shuckers vie for the title of World Oyster Opening Champion.  Janie Robinson joins all craic (think fun in Irish) at the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, happening September 23rd to 25th.   Read all about it the Toronto Star's Travel section September 15, 2011.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Crete: It can drive you crazy

Exploring Crete, Greece by jeep. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
See Crete the way few people do on a cross-country jeep safari; careening through the countryside, where snow-capped mountains tower over carpets of silver-green olive groves, gazing down at amazing Mediterranean sea views far below mountaintop perches, exploring picturesque villages, having charades-inspired conversations with local farmers who straddle wooden-saddled donkeys and plunging down to secluded sapphire south-shore beaches on this dramatic Greek island.   Janie Robinson explores Crete, Greece in her front page Toronto Star travel story at

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fabulous feasts in Corfu, Greece

Home-baked, honey-dripping desserts in Corfu, Greece.  Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
A plateful of home-baked, honey-dripping baklava and kumquat cake are the sweet finale to a Corfu Meze, a feast of traditional dishes.  Fabulous feasts one of 10 REASONS TO GET PASSIONATE about this sun-kissed Greek island in Janie Robinson's Toronto Star Travel front cover story ...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Curling's the draw in London, Ontario these days

A slice of Canadiana. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Join Janie Robinson and curling fans having fun at the Tim Hortons Brier in London this week. Curling's the draw, but a fan or not, take in a Brier sometime in your travels - it's a slice of Canadiana you really shouldn't miss!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Canadian deals when you ride the rails in Europe

Riding the rails in Europe. Photograph by Janie Robinson and Brian Quinn, Travel Writer
Riding the rails is Janie Robinson's favourite way to explore Europe with discounted rail passes available for Canadians.    More in the Toronto Star "Our favourite spots in Europe" travel tips at 
Timely tip: Check out the Switzerland Family Rail Sale offering 50 percent savings on select Swiss Passes when  travelling with children... must be booked from April 26 through May 5, 2011 at

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wild for winter in Ontario Parks

Wild for winter in Ontario. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Join Janie Robinson for a fun, frosty winter's day at Springwater Provincial Park. This sanctuary for some of Ontario's native wildlife and for nature lovers like me, sees families, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and even some chalet bunnies sharing this snowy escape near Barrie. A perfect way to spend Family Day Weekend too...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Story and video Getting Marooned in Jamaica

Jamaica's Blue Mountains. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Blue Mountain coffee is world-famous, but as Janie Robinson discovers, within this lush landscape lies one of Jamaica's most fascinating stories - the 300-year saga of runaway slaves whose descendants still live there.  Watch Janie's Jamaica Blue Mountains video and read her campanion Toronto Star print story
Getting Marooned in Jamaica