Bob Boughner, Special to The Daily News

Bob Boughner was a staff reporter for The Daily News for more than a half century. In addition to covering daily news events, he wrote a popular weekly travel column and a Monday business column.

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The front of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Toronto's Fairmont Royal York a cozy hotel stay

If you're like me, it's not the fancy furnishings or surroundings of a hotel that leave a lasting impression, but rather the service and attention you receive from a friendly, knowledgeable staff during your stay.

The Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour brochure features photos and stories on more than a dozen lighthouses including the Kincardine Lighthouse (pictured), Big Tub Lighthouse, Point Clark Lighthouse and the Range Lights of Southampton. (TROY PATTERSON/QMI Agency)

Deals on travel in Ontario

Looking to travel Ontario and save $1,400? If so, then grab yourself a copy of Attractions Ontario Passport and head out.

As Niagara's winemakers turn their attention to harvesting grapes that will become 2012 vintage, it's the perfect time to plan a visit to a vineyard in the Niagara Peninsula. (Fotolia)

Fall fever in events across Canada

As Niagara's winemakers turn their attention to harvesting grapes that will become 2012 vintage, it's the perfect time to plan a visit to a vineyard in the Niagara Peninsula.

The departure area at the Ottawa International Airport.. (ERROL MCGIHON/QMI AGENCY).

Canucks scratching their travel itch

More Canadians are planning to travel this year than in 2011 and the majority of trips will be out of the country, according to a study by BMO Bank of Montreal.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. (JEFF VOTH/QMI Agency)

Share the love with Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts asks guests to share their photos in its greatest love story photo contest.

As the only cruise line to feature fireworks at sea, Disney Cruise Line lights up the sky to dazzle guests with the largest, awe-inspiring fireworks extravaganza presented aboard a cruise ship. The skies above the Disney Dream explode with brilliant colors during "Buccaneer Blast!" (Matt Stroshane/Special to QMI Agency)

Disney updates cruise itineraries

In 2013, Disney Cruise Lines will offer new itineraries, including an expanded portfolio of European cruises with new destinations such as Venice, Italy, and the Greek Islands.

Medieval Times Dinner Theatre in Toronto. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

Zoo-licious travel deals

Book tickets at the Medieval Dinner Theatre in Toronto for $35 -- 45% off the regular fare.

Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ont. (QMI Agency/Derek Ruttan)

Great Wolf spooks in October

By day, the Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls is the ultimate family fun zone and Canada's largest indoor water park.

Paddle your own canoe in Algonquin Park. (QMI Agency files)

Guided canoe trip in Algonquin Park

The mystery surrounding the death of Tom Thomson of the Group of Seven in Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park is being fueled by a new book.

Relax in a Muskoka Chair at Deerhurst Resort. (Joe Warmington/QMI Agency)

How to enjoy a Muskoka vacation

Combine a few days at Deerhurst Resort and a dinner cruise on the Royal Mail Ship Segwun and you have a real Muskoka vacation.