Attention "Staycationers"

Attention "Staycationers"

Posted on September 27 by Ron Brown in Non-fiction, Recent Releases
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Many Canadians are increasingly nervous about venturing south of the border these days. Some on principle, others fearing that US border thugs may ask if they have ever smoked pot. Besides, Canada has such a vast array of amazing and unusual world-famous attractions, why would we? We have famous train excursions, as well as some of the most recognized fossil sites and Indigenous heritage features. UNESCO has designated an increasing number of heritage sites and biosphere reserves across the country. Human history abounds from the relics of the ill-fated Franklin expedition through the Northwest Passage, to challenges facing new arrivals as demonstrated at Grosse Isle and Pier 21, as well as a diversity that sets the country apart. Our geological phenomena include “burning hills,” pingos, and stunning canyons. This is why it is such a disservice to Canadian travellers that newspapers such as the Toronto Star rarely, if ever, feature a Canadian destination, drawing their articles instead from American wire services. Canada’s World Wonders draws attention to our own world-renowned and odd places that more Canadians can visit without worrying about spending their time and money in a place where they often feel less than welcome.

Ron Brown

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Ron Brown

Ron Brown, a geographer and travel writer, has authored more than twenty books, including Canada’s World Wonders and The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. A past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and a current member of the East York Historical Society, he gives lectures and conducts tours along Ontario’s back roads. Ron lives in Toronto.