Whoever said that Canada can’t compete with a Single Malt Whisky has obviously never tried Cape Breton Rare! Whether it is the fact that the Glenora Distillery draws its clear spring water from MacLellan’s Brook which trickles down the beautiful Mabou highlands, or whether it is the fact that the craftsmen learned from Bowmore Distillers in Scotland who lent their hand with production training and the sourcing of authentic Scottish Copper Pot Stills, it’s award winning whisky has a smooth, flavourful taste that competes with world renowned single malts.
Add this to your Christmas wish list, or better yet, take a trip to Cape Breton Island and visit the Glenora Distillery, take a tasting tour and pick up a bottle yourself, you wont be disappointed.
Adam Grant, is a top-rated teacher at Wharton and an influencer in international HR with a Ph. D. in organizational psychology. His book Originals is an exploration of how people, can and do, choose to step forward and champion unconventional ideas and values.If you are looking to originate ideas and practices Originals offers fresh insights on a variety of topics that will leave you feeling hopeful and, possibly, a little exhilarated.
Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction.Her book Big Magic dives into the creative process and shows us insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. Gilbert encourages us to embrace curiosity, let go of suffering and uncover the hidden jewels in ourselves. She offers tactics on how to face down our fears and live a creative life.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott is a New York Times bestselling Author and a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship who writes fiction and non-fiction. Lamott knows there is no better way to write than to sit down and do it, line by line. It does not matter that your first draft is “shitty,” all that matters is that you keep your eyes open and keep moving forward. She offers tips such as finding a writing partner and carrying around index cards to jot down fortuitous phrases. Bird by Birdencourages, instructs and inspires writers with blunt honesty and humour.
Searching for rockin’ chicken wings in Midland? I recommend you look no further than the Original Wing House. Boasting over one hundred flavours of wings, from the sweetness of honey bbq to the explosive Texas homicide, from dry rubs to wings so messy you’ll need a stack of napkins, this place has your taste buds covered. Bring some friends and share a platter that lets you sample multiple flavours from all parts of the world, or get a combo and discover their salads and excellent fries. Enjoy your food in the laid back, casual atmosphere of the bar, or take the wings with you on the road or home to your TV. It’s all up to you.
They might be named for their wings, but that’s not the only way the Original Wing House knows how to serve chicken. Their wraps, sandwiches and quesadillas promise to satisfy any chicken lover. There are also vegetarian wraps and quesadillas, and sides ranging from onion rings to garlic bread to jalapeno poppers. No matter your tastes or mood, you will find a meal that hits the spot for a reasonable price that will not leave you hungry.
The staff here are polite and sociable. The first time I visited the Original Wing House and was understandably overwhelmed by the vast selection of flavours, the serving staff were ready and willing to answer my questions and provide recommendations based on what I was in the mood for. The garlic parmesan wings I ultimately went for were delicious and I can easily understand why they are one of their most popular choices. The service wasn’t the fastest, but I was regularly updated and was able to talk to serving staff while waiting for my order. I have not had problems with incorrect orders and the food was piping hot.
I recommend the Original Wing House to any chicken lover seeking a casual bar dining experience, or anybody who doesn’t mind waiting a little for takeout. They easily have the best chicken wings I have tasted in a long while and their meals are large enough to satisfy an empty stomach.
After visiting 44 countries, these are my favourites so far…
Thailand – Inexpensive, awesome food, tons of cultural history, warm weather, lots of beaches, and a great place to party. Most people in the tourism industry speak English well enough so it’s pretty easy to get around. I spent a month in Thailand had a great time. Best place was Railay (Rai Leh) Beach, just around the corner from Ao Nang which is a very scenic coast town on the Krabi coast that has a fun vibe, decent beaches, beautiful islands to kayak to and beautiful cliffs. http://wikitravel.org/en/Rai_Leh
Italy – There are so many amazing places in Italy… But Rome is likely my favourite place that I’ve been to in Europe. The history is just mind boggling. And there are so many ruins, cathedrals, museums, art galleries and other notable attractions. Even if you only have a couple of days, a visit to the Colosseum, Forum and Vatican City are outstanding. http://wikitravel.org/en/Rome
Nepal – A great place to experience the Indian Subcontinent without feeling as overwhelmed as visiting India itself. The mountain tourism makes for some great tourist mecas in Kathmandu while still experiencing some of the Indian/Nepalese culture. http://wikitravel.org/en/Kathmandu Then from there the tallest mountains in the world are at your fingertips! Personally, I hiked to Everest Base Camp just to say that I did it, but I’ve heard that the Annapurna Circuit is the more scenic route. http://wikitravel.org/en/Everest_Base_Camp_Trek
Czech Republic – Relatively inexpensive in European terms, castles on the scenic landscape, and Prague: one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its rivers, historical streets and buildings (untouched by the world wars unlike most other European cities), and fun atmosphere. I haven’t been here in almost 20 years but I was blown away by Prague’s beauty. http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague
New Zealand – I had so much fun on the South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world! And with all the beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers, what better place. I recommend the AJ Hackett Thrillogy (http://www.bungy.co.nz/) which involves 3 bungee jumps in different locations in one day! And don’t miss all of the Lord of the Rings filming locations. http://wikitravel.org/en/Queenstown_(New_Zealand)
And for an added bonus, there’s one country that is at the top of my list of places I’d like to go:
Norway – I have a love for mountains and scenic beauty and Norway happens to have an abundance of this. From the photos and videos I’ve seen, the fjords that skirt the entire northern coast of Norway are beyond words. The only downside (and the only reason I haven’t gone yet) is that you need a ton of time to travel it all and therefore is a quite costly trip to do it right. It’ll happen… eventually…