A luxury escape to Turks & Caicos

Sun destinations are a fantastic way to escape the chill of Canada’s fall and winter months, but recently I had the good fortune of something a little bit grander than a simple getaway.

For a week I was lucky enough to spend time at some of the most luxurious resorts in Turks and Caicos, where I have to admit it felt a bit more like I was escaping to a real life “Fantasy Island.” Even weeks later, after my tan is fading, and I’m completely back in my grove, I still have to admit that it was one of the most memorable, amazing trips I have ever taken.

Taking flight: Falconry at Wye Marsh

Hawks may not be that rare in Ontario, but few people see more than just a glimpse of them, and even fewer will have the opportunity to see these beautiful birds up close, or watch as one gracefully soars through the air. For those interested in falconry though the Wye Marsh is giving hopeful enthusiasts some personal time with a trainer and his birds as part of their new “Introduction to Falconry” workshops that are currently being offered on select Saturdays (including Saturday, October 13th, 2007), and it’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.