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Carin Weiner
(561) 586-8566
Po Box 201
Belmont, MA
Agency
Windsor Travel Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Rail
Website
www.wtsbelmont.com

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Cynthia Appleby
(781) 891-9110
483 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Agency
Weston Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, France, Germany, Greece, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Bicycle, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Leisure Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Ski / WinterSports, Tours
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Stephen Rotondi
(781) 279-0033
Po Box 80095
Stoneham, MA
Agency
Rotondi Travel Services
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.rotonditravel.com

Data Provided by:
Anthony Primo
(781) 396-0114
15 Salem St
Medford, MA
Agency
Incentives World Wide Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Heidi Eramo
(781) 246-3737
36 Salem St
Lynnfield, MA
Agency
Colony Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.colonytravel.biz

Data Provided by:
Irene Ross
(617) 522-6100
111 Perkins St Ste 153
Boston, MA
Agency
Ross Travel Consultants, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Fishing / Hunting, Gay & Lesbian, Golf & Tennis, Great Outdoors, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks, Other, Rafting, Safari, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness,
Website
www.rosstravel.com

Data Provided by:
Alan Krensky
(781) 471-3432
875 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA
Agency
Colpitts World Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Great Outdoors, Historical, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, National Parks, Rail, Reunions, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise, Student / Youth, Women's
Website
www.colpittsworldtravel.com

Data Provided by:
Richard Durgan
(781) 438-2224
125 Main St
Stoneham, MA
Agency
Durgan Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.durgantravel.com

Data Provided by:
Thomas Moore
(617) 293-3402
110 Hudson St
Somerville, MA
Agency
Tzell Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Motorcoach / Bus, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Jeff Tolmei
(978) 531-6300
174 Lynn St
Peabody, MA
Agency
All Seasons Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.allseasonstravel.us

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Vancouver: a British Columbia Jewel

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Vancouver: a British Columbia Jewel
By Charles Shugart, Jr.

Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city (metro population of 2,250,000), after Toronto and Montreal. Comparable in beauty and international sophistication to San Francisco, Vancouver has the additional benefit of high mountains just north of the city.

The area has been populated for thousands of years by Native Americans. Like those who arrived later, the native people benefited from the mild climate, good fishing, and abundance of trees. Western red cedar trees were perfect for making boats. Hollow them out with stone tools, shape them so they were sea-worthy, carve paddles for the men, and away they went.

The first non-native to visit the region was a Spanish boat captain—Jose Maria Narvaez—in 1791. Captain George Vancouver arrived in 1792, representing England.

Although some of the coastline was mapped and prominent geographic places named, no real settling by Europeans happened until after Simon Fraser crossed the northern part of the continent in 1808. Coming down the Fraser River (named after him, of course), he met the Pacific Ocean at what was to become the city of Vancouver. Even after that, however, there were few settlements until the gold discoveries along tributaries to the Fraser River starting in the 1860s. At that time, the importance of Vancouver as a shipping port quickly became apparent. Crossing the continent by land was still a lengthy journey; sailing around the Horn of South America was much better—although it also was a long and dangerous undertaking.

As the west coast of British Canada became settled, there was an obvious need for a transcontinental railroad linking British Columbia to the rest of Canada. But it was an expensive and lengthy undertaking, and the federal government was loath to begin. That is, they were until British Columbia basically said, “Build us a railroad or we’ll ask the United States to annex us.” Construction of the rail line began not long afterward.

Vancouver was the logical western terminus for the tracks, so the Canadian Pacific Railroad was built in 1887—from the Canadian prairies across the Rockies near Banff, and following the Thompson and Fraser rivers to the sea. This led to much greater and faster growth.

The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 and 98 had considerable impact also. Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were the ports from which tens of thousands of Argonauts set sail up the Inside Passage.

Starting in the latter years of the 20th century, Vancouver has become a real melting pot of newcomers from all over the world. Some of the greatest impact has been from the Hong Kong Chinese. Fleeing the erstwhile “British Crown Colony” before China laid legal claim to Hong Kong in 1997 (Britain’s lease was up), these Chinese businessmen grabbed their British passports, families and considerable bank accounts and crossed the ocean. Thousands poured into Vancouver. Their impact has been profou...

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