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Maureen LittleJohn

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Maureen Littlejohn is Culture Magazin's executive editor. She is a Canadian award-winning journalist who has practiced her craft around the world including in the United States, Africa and Vietnam. Currently based in Toronto, she has a keen eye for detail and has a deep appreciation for the “East Meets West” approach of Culture Magazin. Travel is her passion and she is happy to be able to share her adventures on a regular basis with the magazine's readers.

Hope for Vietnam’s Street Kids

Tucked behind Hanoi’s ancient Temple of Literature, a top draw for tourists, KOTO Restaurant offers respite for sore feet and grumbling tummies. The menu of Asian-meets-Euro dishes includes nem (spring rolls), beef baked in...

Turkey And Holiday Side That Are A Main Event

Foodies across the country are beginning to shake off recipes that call for fussy, hard to find ingredients. Instead, they are looking for products that are home grown and full of natural flavour. A...
Photo Credits - Toronto Christmas Market

Wrap Yourself in Genuine Holiday Spirit

If you want to get into the holiday mood, there’s no better place to go than the historic Distillery District for the annual Toronto Christmas Market. Victorian-era Gooderham and Worts buildings provide a Charles...

Sipping And Savouring In The Twenty Valley

Summer in a glass. That’s what I found when I went to Jordan, Ont., and the Twenty Valley, an hour-and-a-half’s drive west of Toronto. We might be heading into winter now, but this region,...

Bourbon 101

Let’s get one thing clear. Vietnamese Bourbon Arabica from Dalat has no connection to bourbon, the whiskey exclusively distilled in the United States. The Arabica coffee favored in Vietnamese blends is called bourbon because...

Exploring the Mile-High City

Denver, for me, was always a passing through kind of place. Servicing over 50 million passengers a year, Denver International Airport is the third largest domestic connection network in the United States. That’s why...
Highland Village Church

Cape Breton’s Cultural Tapestry

The last time I was in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, I was 16, on a trip with my family in a camper van. The region was gorgeous, but being a teenager, I did not...
Alan Caplar

Magical Heidelberg, An Historic Town Filled With Surprises

Heidelberg is a fairytale city in West Germany that weaves a spell over you as soon as you arrive. Walking the cobblestone streets of Old Town, you’ll want to duck into picturesque cafes, and...
Government building

GERMANY

I knew I was getting close to the Dong Xuan Asiatic Cultural and Trade Centre in Berlin when I passed a young Vietnamese woman on the street, wrapped tightly in a hooded jacket. I...

Where The Buffalo Roamed

Photography by the author Zeus would not budge.  I kicked and hollered, but he ignored me “Zack! Help!” I yelled. Our wrangler and guide turned his steed around and grabbed the reins from me. “Come...