The Slow Boat to Lyon

The latest vacation pastime for those looking to move at a leisurely pace, on and off the water. The latest generation of ships and mix of itineraries are affordable, reach less well-travelled destinations and are quite luxurious.

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Once Upon an Island

Private islands and atolls occupy a sacred place in our imagination. The Brando’s untarnished natural beauty and remote location has become a metaphor for simpler times and a less frantic lifestyle, away from the constant reminders of civilization and cellphones. By Caroline Tapp-McDougall With resorts…

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A Weekend with Skabenga
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A Weekend with Skabenga

With a persnickety feline ruling the roost and reinvented charm of days gone by, Durban’s Oyster Box Hotel hits the mark when it comes to “welcoming us home.” By Caroline Tapp-McDougall A historic seaside hotel where modern technology is used to supplement, rather than supplant,…

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A Perfect Playground

The Homefront team spent several days exploring Dubai as a beach holiday and luxury shopping destination, with an authentic Arabian blend of “old and new” and a stylish Euro meets a bit of Vegas glitz vibe. By Caroline Tapp-McDougall Once a land of barren desert…

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Authentically Adirondack

By Caroline Tapp-McDougall The history of Mirror Lake Inn goes back to the mid 1920s when a local girl, Climena Alford, married William Rufus Wikoff, who was the original travelling “Fuller Brush Man.” The story goes that Wikoff was a successful salesperson who accumulated considerable…

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Get Ready for Relaxation

With an enchanting site in a wooded haven, Nordik Spa-Nature offers a warm and natural welcome. By Caroline Tapp-McDougall This is a tale of two friends who were trailblazing health and wellness fanatics, and who decided to leave their old lives behind and follow their…

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Unscripted Chill Meets Albino Squirrels

Homefront checks in to a hip new hotel on Bloor with a playful attitude and distinct sense of place. By Kylie Mackenzie Fittingly located within the “cultural corridor,” the recently opened Kimpton Saint George is easy to miss. Until, that is, my eye is drawn…

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