L.M. Montgomery Known for her Glory But What about her Story

A recent tour I organized to the birthplace and environs of L.M. Montgomery, the world famous author who wrote “Anne of Green Gables” in Prince Edward Island, focused my thinking on the importance of artists and their story in defining a country’s culture. In general, culture is considered the social norms or more simply the way people do things, for …

Government Foreign Travel Advice NOT Fake News?

It is interesting, when one is about to travel abroad, to check the travel advisories published by Canadian and other governments. I say “interesting” because at times up to 40% of the 150 or so countries listed have an “exercise a high degree of caution” warning. But what does this mean and how reliable are these warnings when you see …

The American election, 2018 mid terms, no president to elect but ONE to impeach!

The US election, this November, is considered one of the most important in American history. It will NOT involve the election of a president but ironically the impeachment of one. This fall all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be up for grabs. Political observers …

Cuba and Haiti, worlds apart

Having just returned from a two week tour of the farming areas in eastern and southern Cuba and quickly returning to the Caribbean, a few days later, to do development work in northern Haiti, I have been provided with an interesting comparison of the two countries through the lens of government public services provided to the people of each country. …

Pilon Cuba here we come, a new adventure!

Pilon, Cuba here we come, a new adventure! We leave on February 21st for Pilon, Cuba an agriculture area in South East Cuba, famous as the arrival place for the Cuban revolutionaries who eventually liberated Cuba. Our first trip will survey the area for future agriculture development initiatives as well as a cultural tour of the region. More information to …

Just interviewed by Caribbean camera about sacred vodou tour!

Just interviewed by Caribbean Camera about sacred vodou tour! This news journal, in Ontario, carries news from all the Caribbean Islands and is very focused on good news about and from the Islands!! http://www.thecaribbeancamera.com/

Rara music street music for celebration

You’ll see lots of Rara music during the Sacred Vodou tour.  Rara is a form of festival music that originated in Haiti, that is used for street processions, typically during Easter Week. The music centers on a set of cylindrical bamboo trumpets called vaksen (which may also be made of metal pipes), but also features drums, maracas, güiras or güiros …

CBC interview

Great to meet with Mitch Cormier and Guyere Theodore (piped in from Legone) at CBC, yesterday. We talked about our development work in Haiti and how part of the proceeds from the Sagrado tours will help in development work in Legone, central Haiti. Thanks again to all the personnel at CBC Charlottetown for making this happen!

Sagrado Travel Tours ready to go

It has been a busy three days updating the website for Sagrado Travel Tours and sending messages out over social media about our new project. It’s been very interesting reaching out to the different culture and spiritual groups, especially the pagans in North America and in Great Britain. I have also connected  with various groups in Haiti who have a …

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Have a Haitian adventure with us!

We’re visiting beautiful Haiti in the spring of 2018. You can find details on the Tours page. Hope to see you there!