Category Archives: Canada

Random Vintage Book Vending

You may remember a post a few years back about the Toronto secondhand bookshop’s Biblio-Mat book vending machine. Well, The Monkey’s Paw is back in the news with an update to the book-o-mat. Bookstore owner Stephen Fowler is now loading the machine with random … Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

I recently had an email from a loyal TBTP reader who is planning an extensive trip around the U.S. and Canada. He was concerned about frequent media stories regarding the prevalence of dreaded bed bugs in hotels. While I assured … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale

The Folio Society has reissued its exceptional 2012 edition of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. This volume contains a set of powerful illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso. Influenced by Soviet propaganda posters and constructivist art, the Italian twin artists … Continue reading

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No More Leftovers

On my most recent international trip I visited three countries that all used different currencies. By the time I got home, I had a baggie full of miscellaneous coins and bills that may never get used. Now, all of that … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Holiday Train

Each year since 1998, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has brightened up rail lines in Canada and the U.S. with a rolling light show. Along with holiday cheer, the neon-lit train also brings music and other live entertainment to stops … Continue reading

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If TripAdvisor Says So, It Must Be True

The travel company Thomson Holidays pulled data from TripAdvisor to create this infographic for the top tourist attractions around the world. We may have our personal doubts about the choices, but who are we to quibble with TripAdvisor users. Here’s … Continue reading

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Light Up Winter

If you’ve ever visited Montreal during the winter months, then you know that it can be cold, dark and dreary, but each year the Luminothérapie festival discovers new and entertaining ways to dispel the gloom and lighten up the season. … Continue reading

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Two Travelers

Like millions of Leonard Cohen fans around the world I have been mourning the passing of the legendary poet, singer, songwriter, and novelist. We can only console ourselves with the extraordinary body of work that he has left us. The … Continue reading

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Station to Station

This very neat infographic was created for the British travel agency Pettitts.

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Literature vs Traffic

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages will be aware of my profound appreciation for the work of the Spanish environmental art collective Luzinterruptus. Just a few days ago, they completed their latest installation in Toronto, Canada called Literatura vs … Continue reading

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