Author Archives | Carolyn Heller

About Carolyn Heller

Carolyn B. Heller is a Vancouver, BC-based writer specializing in travel, food, and culture. She’s written two books, Moon Handbooks: Ontario and Living Abroad in Canada, and contributed to more than 50 travel and restaurant guides for publishers including Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Moon, and Zagat/Google. She’s a correspondent for Forbes’ travel site, and her articles have appeared in, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, FamilyFun, Real Weddings, Hotel-Scoop, and Perceptive Travel, among others. Follow her adventures at or on Twitter @CarolynBHeller.

A Four-Season Guide to Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, by night, in winter during the Winter Festival of Lights by elPadawan (CC BY-SA 2.0)

What’s the best thing about Niagara Falls, which attract more than 10 million visitors a year? With its quirky mix of stunning natural beauty, historic and cultural sites, and honky-tonk tourist attractions, Niagara is a destination you can visit at any time of year. Here’s a four-season guide to the best of the Niagara region.

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November 9, 2015 by | Comments Off on A Four-Season Guide to Niagara Falls

Paia: A Funky-Chic Getaway on Maui’s North Shore

Paia Beach

These days, Paia, an eclectic beachfront community, is a destination in its own right for visitors looking for lodging, shops, and restaurants with more character than West Maui’s chain hotels and Cheeseburgers in Paradise. You won’t find big resorts or shopping malls here. What you will find are surfing beaches, independent shops and restaurants, and […]

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June 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Paia: A Funky-Chic Getaway on Maui’s North Shore

Visiting the Hawaiian Island of Moloka’i

If you’re visiting the Hawaiian Island of Moloka’i you have to look a little harder for things to do than you might in a more touristy destination. Here are some tips for seeing the beautiful island.

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April 19, 2013 by | Comments Off on Visiting the Hawaiian Island of Moloka’i