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Author: Jillian

I consider myself a traveller first, then a writer. So being a communications specialist on the media relations team at Travel Manitoba is a perfect fit. I never tire of yarning tales about my home province. Contact me jrecks@travelmanitoba.com or @TravelMBMedia.

10 ways Brandon brings you back for more

Header photo by @urbanheart There's a lot to explore beneath the Wheat City's quiet, agrarian facade. Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city, and thus, very worthy of a weekend getaway for under-the-radar gems that'll leave you wanting more. Here are 10 reasons why you need to plan a visit to

Get to know Manitoba’s literary locales

Canada is a fertile ground for scribes, and Manitoba has produced some of Can-Lit’s most unique voices. Since we're all currently making our way through our reading list as we stay home, check out four of Manitoba’s most prolific authors! Miriam Toews, Prairie novelist extraordinaire “I hope that

Snow White and the Seven Polar Bears

All the while knowing polar bears are fierce, we can't help but the hilarious sides of their personalities, too. Here’s a silly salute to Snow White and her seven friends (don’t worry, we can’t tell them apart either). Happy How can you tell if a polar bear’s happy? We don’t know, but this girl