Category Archives: Toronto Star

Guided mountain bike trips in B.C. break ground in adventure travel

Katrina Clarke| August 25, 2017 | Toronto Star SQUAMISH, B.C.—I’m flying down a loopy, “bermy” trail and putting my complete concentration on the path in front of me. My brain’s fear switch turns off, and I finally feel it — … Continue reading

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More millennial couples are opting to elope

Katrina Clarke | July 3, 2017 | CBC Life Kyle and Sara Locke said “I do” 16,000 kilometres from home on a beach in Bali, surrounded by zero family or friends. It was exactly what they wanted. As millennial brides … Continue reading

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How to unplan your wedding

Katrina Clarke | May 23, 2017 | Toronto Star Ashley Aseltine had the ring on her finger, dress in her closet and “save the date” magnets on friends’ fridges. But seven months before the big day, she didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Does a musical match mean a couple is in sync?

Katrina Clarke | February 28, 2017 | Toronto Star On Katie Nestor’s first date with Gareth Williams, she gushed about the bands she’d see perform at the WayHome music festival just north of the city that weekend. Williams stared at her … Continue reading

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Fat biking lets riders tame winter by mountain biking through snow

Katrina Clarke | January 27, 2017 | Toronto Star FERNIE, B.C.- I crash face first into the snow for the countless time, mutter an expletive under my breath and let my body sink deeper into the snow. “The path gets easier just up … Continue reading

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Uphill skiing gains traction

Katrina Clarke | Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 | Toronto Star FERNIE, B.C.-I look up at the mountain I’m about to climb and think: chairlifts are for wimps. I’m uptracking, also known as skinning, randonnée, alpine touring, or simply, uphill skiing. To the naked … Continue reading

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What I did on my grown-up family vacation

Katrina Clarke | January 10, 2017 | Toronto Star Wedged in the middle seat between my parents on a flight to Ireland, I turned to my mum and asked to take a look at her guide book. “Oh now you want … Continue reading

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Gilmore Girls revival episode 4: The perfect ending — or the worst?

Katrina Clarke/Nick Patch | November 25, 2016 | Toronto Star Katrina Clarke: The final new episode of Gilmore Girls opens with Lorelai false-starting her way into “doing Wild,” Luke distressed, Rory swept into a fantasy-filled evening by the Life and Death Brigade and Emily … Continue reading

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Gilmore Girls revival episode 3: A fan favourite returns

Katrina Clarke/Nick Patch | November 25, 2016 | Toronto Star Nick Patch: It’s summertime in Stars Hollow, so naturally Lorelai and Rory are overdressed and underwhelmed at the bustling town pool. As Lorelai becomes the town’s only sane theatre critic, Rory … Continue reading

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Gilmore Girls revival episode 2: Rory loses her way

Katrina Clarke/Nick Patch | November 25, 2016 | Toronto Star Episode two picks up in spring with Lorelai and Emily sitting in silence in their therapist’s office — clearly not thawed after their winter blowout fight. Meanwhile, Rory continues to … Continue reading

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