Louise Hudson is an expert skier with 41 years of serene and scary skiing experiences in most of the mountains of Europe, Canada and USA. While living in Europe, she worked as an overseas representative in French and Swiss resorts for Crystal Holidays. Moving to Canada in 1999 to maximize her day...
Most people jetting to Japan try Tokyo, Kyoto or, during winter, the mountain resorts of Hokkaido. But on a Semester at Sea educational voyage, the idea is to go off the beaten track when on land. After 12 days at sea last January, the World Odyssey docked at Yokohama and my husband and I raced off to take a local train, two bullet trains and a bus to reach Japan’s first ski resort, Nozawa Onsen.
The Alberta town, an hour from Calgary, used to be the redneck cousin of beautiful Banff, but not any more. In the last fifteen years, Canmore has subtly scaled the slopes of sophistication. In the wake of burgeoning real estate development, a plethora of pubs, ritzy restaurants and chi-chi coffee bars has blossomed.
By Louise Hudson We all know that families are growing all the time: one moment the kids are bouncing babies and next they've miraculously morphed into moody teens. A ski resort that suited the whole family when the kids were newborns and toddlers may not necessarily be as compatible as kids get older.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".