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Mike Keenan's website, "What Travel Writers Say," features close to 1,000 travel articles by 124 travel writers. He is a member of SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) and has been published in every major newspaper across Canada. With hundreds of reviews, pictures and "helpful votes," he has earned Trip Advisor's "Top Contributor Badge" and is considered an "Expert" in both Hotel and Restaurant reviews. Mike posts photos to Pinterest where he has a following of 4.7 thousand viewers (and quickly growing). These podcasts are a result of his travels. I currently write a syndicated travel column for Troy Media. Troy Media is an editorial content provider to over 1,800 print and online media outlets (last year circulation: 296,677,614) in Canada.
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Aug 18, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, describes an Adventure Canada expedition around Newfoundland with fascinating stops along the way, such as Gros Morne and L'Anse Aux Meadows.

Jul 19, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, talks to Cedar Swann, CEO of Adventure Canada

Jul 7, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, describes the lavish Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina

Jun 27, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, describes his experience of sky diving at age 64 in Lake Wales, Florida.

May 27, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, describes Amsterdam in the Netherlands, famous for its canals, cannabis and culture.

May 11, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, describes popular Albufeira located in Portugal's sunny Algarve, as well as some recommended day trips for tourists.

Apr 22, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, interviews Laura Hughes, the Shaw Festival's Senior Communication Officer and gets an overview of the exciting new 2017 season under new Artistic Director, Tim Carroll.

Apr 4, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say,, examines the Parry Sound "Festival of Sound," the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame and an exciting cruise through Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands aboard the Island Queen.

Mar 30, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, examines Hilton Head, the beautiful barrier island in South Carolina with its appealing golf courses,tennis courts and beaches.

Mar 14, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, interviews Ann Swerdfager, Publicity Director for the Stratford Festival and they discuss the 2017 season in Stratford, Ontario.

Mar 10, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, interviews Cathy Rehberg, Marketing Coordinator for the Stratford Tourism Alliance on what's new in Stratford for 2017.

Jan 11, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, describes Varadero, Cuba with its all inclusive promise of sun, sand and sex.

Jan 11, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, describes the inviting city of Anchorage, Alaska with its spectacular mountain vistas and abundant wildlife.

Jan 11, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, reviews the Opus Hotel in Vancouver's upscale Yaletown.

Jan 10, 2017

Mike Keenan, What Travel Writers Say, reviews the Hampton Inn Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel

Jan 3, 2017

We examine the amazing city of Montreal, Quebec, where the food scene is as delightfully diverse as its multicultural inhabitants. 80 languages are spoken here. And its gastronomic delights far exceed Montreal's prized smoked meat and bagels.

In fact, Montreal boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada. And in North America, it is second only to the Big Apple, New York city.

Dec 10, 2016

Mike Keenan describes his favourite places and things to do in Rochester, New York, the city that owes a great deal to the influence of George Eastman, founder of the Kodak Company and Rochester's greatest benefactor.

Nov 1, 2016

Mike Keenan interviews Irene Butler who talks about her book, "Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps; Twelve Countries in Twelve Months." Irene explains how she and husband Rick planned, organized and carried off this wonderful adventure which has made them true citizens of the world. At age 57, she packed in her work world and set off to see the real world.

Oct 24, 2016

Mike Keenan describes two cruises through the delightful Thousand Islands archipelago that occupy a long stretch in the St. Lawrence River, the first originating from Gananoque, Ontario and the second from Alexandria Bay, New York. The amazing Antique Boar Museum located in nearby Clayton, New York is also described.

Sep 21, 2016

Jantine Van Kregten, Director of Communications for Ottawa Tourism, describes the year-long series of spectacular events scheduled in Ottawa to help celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.

Sep 7, 2016

Canadian tourists have long enjoyed a North American monopoly on Cuba, its enticing weather and beaches, but thanks to US President Obama, this luxury may soon end. Two US airlines already have resumed flights to Cuba, so the time to see Cuba is now before it gets overrun!

Sep 7, 2016

I spent three exhilarating days in Reykjavik, Iceland, and I have assembled my favourite five things to do and see there in this self-reliant city whose rugged inhabitants deal with constant volcanic activity which they use to their own advantage.

Aug 9, 2016

Mike Keenan interviews Robert Arends of the San Diego Tourism Authority who talks about their weather, when to visit, new attractions, access, the proximity to Mexico and their sumptuous Cali-Baja cuisine.

Jul 24, 2016

Multiple trips to Vancouver feature Yaletown, Stanley Park, Granville Island, English Bay, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Bard on the Beach, the Orpheum Theatre, great restaurants, the WHL Vancouver Giants and several wonderful hotels.

Jul 24, 2016

Getting out of Israel may be harder than getting in! We examine Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Masada, the Dead Sea, the Negev Desert, the Ramon Crater, Kasur-al-Yahud where Jesus was baptized, Kibbutz Sde Boqer where David Ben-Gurion, Israel's founding father, retired and was buried, Rehovot and Jaffa, taking in some opera along the way.

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