Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas in Bermuda


Follow the call of the drums to Bermuda this holiday season for a festive island tradition courtesy of the colourful, captivating Gombey drummers and dancers.  Find out more about Bermuda Gombeys rich traditional folk art troupes in Janie Robinson's travel story in  Westjet Magazine.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Panama - a snow day escape

Panama City's skyscrapers include the F&F Tower. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Sunny Central America's most cosmopolitan city is a popular snow day escape for many Canadian these days.  Janie Robinson has a sampling of what's new in Panama City for 2014 in her latest Toronto Sun travel story Panama City playtime

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mountain music & moonshine in North Carolina

World of Bluegrass Street Festival in Raleigh North Carolina.  Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Mountain music has a home in Raleigh, North Carolina these days, hosting the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual World of Bluegrass for the first of three years.    Join Janie Robinson for a kick-up-your-heels good time in Raleigh and explores the popular sunny state's traditional roots where mountain music and moonshine still flow in the legendary Appalachian Mountains in her Toronto Sun travel story.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Déesse de la mer

Costa Serena Transat Holidays Cruise. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Cruise and Travel Lifestyles, Canada’s premier cruise and travel publication has just launched a new French language travel magazine, Croisière, Voyage et Art de Vivre, for cruise and travel lovers in La Belle Province.  Janie Robinson's Transat Holidays voyage on the Costa Serena in the wonderful Western Mediterranean is featured in the inaugural edition launched in late October.  The French language story isn't online yet, but here it is in English.  Find out more about Air Transat and Transat Holidays Costa Serena Cruises. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Steve Martin surprises at Raleigh Bluegrass Festival

Steve Martin at International Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Comedian and musician Steve Martin isn't a stranger to North Carolina or the banjo, but when he joined The Kruger Brothers on-stage at the World of Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, the surprised audience was on their feet!  Innovative banjoist Jens Kruger has just been named the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music, and Martin said he was humbled to share the stage with an amazing musician like Kruger. Raleigh's been celebrating their rich mountain music and culture all this week, hosting THE annual gathering of the bluegrass music industry.  From mountain music and moonshine to mouth-watering BBQ and southern hospitality, watch for Janie Robinson's Toronto Sun travel story.  

Friday, September 6, 2013

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Discover the iconic Canadian landscape of Georgian Bay Islands National Park, located in the world’s largest freshwater archipelago - the 30,000 Islands.   I love the cozy cabins you can rent on secluded Christian Beach!

Sunset at Killbear Provincial Park

Killbear Provincial Park. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Ontario's provincial parks are stunning and here's one of my favourite photos from our amazing trip to Killbear Provincial Park on Georgian Bay this summer.   Fall is the perfect time to visit many of our Ontario Parks, dressed in their autumn-coloured best.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

EdgeWalk at the CN Tower & Transat Discoveries

EdgeWalk on the CN Tower. Photograph of Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Join Janie Robinson looking for adventure! The folks at Transat Discoveries launch their adventurous 2013-2014 brochure with an adventure of a lifetime right here at home... EdgeWalk at the CN Tower.  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Takin' care of business at Mariposa Folk Festival

Randy Bachman and The iSadies at Mariposa Folk Festivalin Orillia. Photograph by Brian Quinn, Travel Writer
Randy Bachman and The Sadies among the Canadian music stars Takin' Care of Business at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia July 5 to 7, 2013.  Janie Robinson suggests the following link to find Canadian folk festivals you can enjoy from coast-to-coast this summer.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

What's new in Australia

Iconic Sydney Opera House celebrates its 40th anniversary October 2013. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Join Janie Robinson at the 34th Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney and find out what's new Downunder for 2013 in her latest travel article in Canadian Traveller Australia's new 'World's Best'.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What's new in New Zealand

TRENZ 2013 at Auckland's Queens Wharf. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
TRENZ is New Zealand' s largest annual travel trade event attracting more than 1,000 participants to Auckland' s Queens Wharf this year. Join Janie Robinson at TRENZ and find out what's new in New Zealand in her latest travel story in Canadian Traveller Bouncing back

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nashville's In the Spotlight

Visit RCA's Studio B. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer

A visit to RCA's Studio B, Nashville's oldest recording studio where stars like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers and Dolly Parton all recorded some of their biggest hits, is one of the star-studded sites in Janie Robinson's latest story In The Spotlight in the Summer 2013 issue of DREAMSCAPES  TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE magazine.

Cruising the Mediterranean

Cruising on Costa Serena. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer

Big, boisterous and bellissimo, join Janie Robinson for some Italian-style cruising on Costa Serena in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Cruise and Travel Lifestyles magazine TRAVEL LIFESTYLES magazine story Goddess of the Sea.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spice things up in hot Nashville USA

Live music venue sign in Nashville. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Proud to be known around the world as Music City, you may be surprised to know Nashville's getting the nod as a fashionable food town these days, too. Janie Robinson discovers why Conde Nast has named this surprising city as one of the Top 5 Best Places in the World to Visit in 2013 for it's "hot, trendy new food scene and famous, funky music" in her Toronto Sun travel story Spice things up in hot Nashville.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Awesome Art Deco Napier, New Zealand

Awesome Art Deco Napier, New Zealand. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer

Catch up with Janie Robinson here in New Zealand and Australia over the next few weeks for some great travel adventures and the latest travel news on what's happening here from TRENZ and ATE.  Starting my trip out in "flat out" comfort, flying business class on Air New Zealand. They serve you wonderful wines and delicious dinners, then magically transform your seat to a duvet-covered bed!  Didn't want to get off the plane in Auckland but can't wait to start exploring here in awesome Art Deco Napier!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

South of France

Collioure coastal village in south of France. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer

Discover the pretty seaside village of Collioure in Janie Robinson's latest South of France travel story in the Toronto Star.  From mother and daughter winemakers along the colourful Côte Vermeille coastline to old wine vats magically transformed into luxurious bedroom suites at a unique new boutique hotel high in the hills of medieval Belesta, discover how life is shared, savoured and celebrated in this sunny southwest corner of France snuggled along the Spanish border.  

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Story and video Swiss Alps Stunning in Summer Too!

Janie in the Swiss Alps. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
Discover summer in the Swiss Alps with J-Walk Travel Media Productions travel journalist and videographer Janie Robinson. Watch Janie's web travel video Swiss Alps Stunning in Summer too! and read Janie's companion Toronto Star travel story Mountains of Charm in Switzerland.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Turkish Delights

Istanbul Blue Mosque. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer
In Turkey they call it keyfi - appreciating a way of life.  From exotic, chaotic Istanbul to Cappadocia's stunning lunar landscape, Janie Robinson discovers the keyfi and Turkish delights of this colourful country at the crossroads of two continents in her latest travel story in the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of DREAMSCAPES TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE magazine.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Muskoka magic in winter too!

On my way to a Girls Getaway Weekend in magical Muskoka at the lovely Taboo Resort, now open year-round  From pampered spa treatments to guided snowshoe hikes, complimentary yoga class to skating under the stars, can't wait to discover the beauty of Taboo and Muskoka this winter weekend with the girls!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Perfect Toronto weekend

On my way to Toronto this weekend to be pampered at the Fairmont Royal York and to make some travel plans at Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show, on this Saturday and Sunday at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition place  See you there!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Fun Under the Sea at Disney

Janie Robinson joins in the family fun at Disney's new Art of Animation Value Resort designed around four Disney•Pixar classics: The Little Mermaid, Cars, The Lion King, and Finding Nemo.