Ursula Maxwell-Lewis

A deep sense of privacy exists within Japanese culture and that notion generally forbids photographing people in public. This charming wedding couple, however, agreed to make an exception at the temple in Nagano. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

ADVENTURES: Japan’s courtesy, ofuro-style bathing, and snow monkeys

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels to Japan

A deep sense of privacy exists within Japanese culture and that notion generally forbids photographing people in public. This charming wedding couple, however, agreed to make an exception at the temple in Nagano. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Ursula Conway, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. An ‘unaccompanied minor’ passenger is delivered safely.

ADVENTURES: Airline passengers should be treated ‘like guests in your own home’

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on her days as an airline hostess in the 1960s in response to the recent United Airlines incident.

Ursula Conway, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. An ‘unaccompanied minor’ passenger is delivered safely.
Prince Edward Island is wrapped with pristine, ochre-red sandstone beaches and soil.

Adventures: Anne of Green Gables

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels to a perennial P.E.I. favourite

Prince Edward Island is wrapped with pristine, ochre-red sandstone beaches and soil.
Michael and I look out at the Thar Desert.

Adventures: Michael Jackson and the Rat Temple

Friendly locales and differing philosophies met while travelling through Rajasthan.

Michael and I look out at the Thar Desert.
Retired fighter pilot and Air Canada captain Al French is looking forward to participating in the Vimy Ridge commemorative fly-past.

Vimy Ridge on Canadian Museum of Flight radar

Museum pilots will participate in the Vimy Ridge commemorative fly-past in France this year.

Retired fighter pilot and Air Canada captain Al French is looking forward to participating in the Vimy Ridge commemorative fly-past.
Sherlock Holmes and John Watson tracked James Moriarty to Meiringen, which has the distinction of being the founding home of the meringues we’re familiar with today.

Adventures: Sherlock Holmes: The Swiss Connection

On the trail of meringues and mysteries in Meiringen, Switzerland

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson tracked James Moriarty to Meiringen, which has the distinction of being the founding home of the meringues we’re familiar with today.
Qtub Minar, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is an ancient 13-century free-standing structure.

Adventures: India surprises, delights

From noisy streets to tranquil pilgrimage sites, there's much to experience.

Qtub Minar, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is an ancient 13-century free-standing structure.
Adventures columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis 800m deep in a tunnel that will soon open for passenger service in Switzerland.

Adventures: Awesome Alp transit

Riding the rails in Switzerland for an exclusive trip inside a mountain

Adventures columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis 800m deep in a tunnel that will soon open for passenger service in Switzerland.
Studio Bell is linked by skybridge to what was the landmark King Eddy Hotel.

Adventures: Studio Bell anchors Calgary’s Music Mile

Picture concert venues, broadcast facilities, recording studios and interactive displays in one, connected complex

Studio Bell is linked by skybridge to what was the landmark King Eddy Hotel.
Alexander Graham Bell: Still an imposing figure at the museum which bears his name in Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.

Adventures: Mabel Bell: Seeing, but not hearing, the future

New exhibit reveals the innovative influence of the wife of Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell: Still an imposing figure at the museum which bears his name in Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.
Evita, the First Lady of Argentina, rallies the voters.

Adventures: Evita: a marvelous musical, a bizarre life

Art imitates life imitates art at a Vancouver Opera matinée presentation of Evita.

Evita, the First Lady of Argentina, rallies the voters.
Adventures: Home on the range at the Cloverdale Rodeo

Adventures: Home on the range at the Cloverdale Rodeo

Remembering traditions old and new in anticipation of the 70th annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 128th Country Fair

Adventures: Home on the range at the Cloverdale Rodeo
Tintern Abbey's - now roofless - cHurch was constructed between 1269 and 1301.

Adventures: Off the British-beaten track by coach

Sometimes coach travel can be a good way to see a little bit of everything

Tintern Abbey's - now roofless - cHurch was constructed between 1269 and 1301.
Burns Cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire. Poet Robbie Burns is honoured by Scots the world over on his birthday, Jan. 25.

Adventures: A toast to Robbie Burns country

Scots around the world celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, my childhood homeland, a place of cliff top castles, sea caves and spectres

Burns Cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire. Poet Robbie Burns is honoured by Scots the world over on his birthday, Jan. 25.
The lifestyle of Old Order Mennonites in Kitchener-Waterloo inspired some contemplation.

Adventures: Quilts, carriages… and time

Contemplating the lifestyle of Old Order Mennonites during a meander through Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo region

The lifestyle of Old Order Mennonites in Kitchener-Waterloo inspired some contemplation.
A mother’s kitchen

A mother’s kitchen

Baking with children stirs up priceless Christmas memories, writes columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis

A mother’s kitchen
Morgan Levine, Red Jeep tour guide, points out Cougar Comeback details heading into this San Andreas Fault canyon.

Adventures: Whose Fault is it? Just ask Morgan Levine

Exploring Palm Springs from the back of a Jeep, a trusted guide leading the way, we uncover caramel coloured sandstone formations.

Morgan Levine, Red Jeep tour guide, points out Cougar Comeback details heading into this San Andreas Fault canyon.
Local mountains are a perfect setting for the Whistler Mountaineer.

Adventures: The Flying Scotsman rides again

It's a rail celebration as a locomotive legend gets set to steam out of Kings Cross, to the delight of 'Train Spotters' everywhere.

Local mountains are a perfect setting for the Whistler Mountaineer.
Two swordsmen dueling at the 19th annual New France Festival Celebration

Adventures: Quebec City time travels

I wind my way along streets flanked by grey stone buildings worthy of their UNESCO status, writes Ursula Maxwell-Lewis

Two swordsmen dueling at the 19th annual New France Festival Celebration
Snowbirds never fail to thrill at the close of each Abbotsford International Airshow, coming up Aug. 7, 8 and 9.

Adventures: Air museums and airshows – come fly with me

Ever since trading in my typewriter for an airline ticket, I've loved aviation museums and air shows. Here are my favourite stopovers.

Snowbirds never fail to thrill at the close of each Abbotsford International Airshow, coming up Aug. 7, 8 and 9.