Maureen Littlejohn

Maureen Littlejohn is a Canadian award-winning journalist who has practiced her craft around the world including in the United States, Africa and Vietnam. She currently 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.

A Breath of Fresh Air Outside Toronto

Most Torontonians have visited Stratford, Ont., or at least know about it as a hub of Shakespearean theatre. But what of the surrounding area known as Perth County? This lush farming region was on my...

Unraveling the Marvels of a Greek Monastery

A blast of wind pushes me forward, slamming me against the rocky path’s edge. The partition is only around five inches high and my heart races as I eye the 305-meter drop to the sparkling...

Bringing back the Bison

Last fall the world was abuzz with the news of recent finds at Canada’s longest running archeological dig site. For more than 40 years Wanuskewin heritage park, on the outskirts of Saskatoon and on the...

Norway’s Winter Wonderland

“Oppmerksomhet!” The purser’s voice called out urgently in Norwegian. He then switched to English, “Attention, attention!” I was in the dining room, a forkful of baked salmon midway to my mouth. Dropping it to my...

The Power and the Glory

Photos and text: Maureen Littlejohn Mesmerized by the thundering of white water, I couldn’t take my eyes off the Niagara River as it made its descent at Horseshoe Falls. There was a magnetic pull coming from...

Christmas Spirit in the Italian Alps

When snow blankets South Tyrol in winter, the holiday magic begins. Tiny villages protected by towering mountain peaks sparkle. Candles warmly flicker, ornaments glitter, and the air is laden with the intoxicating scent of baked...

Discovering Ontario’s Industries: Mining

Ontario has been in the mining industry for around 200 years. Minerals found in the province include base and precious metals, such as gold, nickel and copper, and non-metallic minerals including salt and gypsum. According...

Blue Water, Blue Liqueur, and Bright, Blended Culture

Curacao is a speck of rock 63 km off the coast of Venezuela. Surrounded by crystal blue waters, it is famous for an eponymous liqueur that is the same color as the ocean. But what...

Getting a Taste for Oxford County

As tough as the pandemic has been, I have discovered a silver lining – finding treasures in my own backyard. My husband and I drove one and a half hours west of Toronto and came to...

Honouring the Miracle Fibre

Seven years ago, on a chilly pier in Pictou, N.S., Canadians got the wool pulled away from their eyes. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were there on a royal visit and launched Campaign...

How the Bluenose Won Our Hearts

She was one of the hardest working schooners of her time. And the fastest. Go to her website, bluenose.novascotia.ca, and you’ll see the descriptors. Undefeated champion, Canadian icon, Nova Scotian ambassador. The Bluenose was a wooden schooner...

How a 5,000-km African Road Trip Forged a Father-Daughter Bond

As COVID-19 continues to limit our travel plans, I find myself recalling some of the most memorable trips I’ve taken. Traversing Africa more than five years ago with my father Gordon was one of them.Bumping...

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