“You’ve never been to Vancouver?!” 

The travesty! No, a month ago I had never been to Vancouver. Flights from Toronto to Vancouver were way too expensive. Flying to San Diego or anywhere in California ranged from $300 – $600 for a round trip, whereas flying to Vancouver was always +$700 so it’s always been hard to justify the cost. But for…

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Experience the Capital of the True North: 3 Day Road Trip Guide to Ottawa

A few years ago, I made a very brief visit to Ottawa and remember driving by the beautiful building that housed the Canadian Museum of Nature and the vibrant Byward Market. But due to the lack of time, I didn’t get the chance to visit either of those attractions. With the 3 day opportunity for…

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A local’s guide to touring Ontario – Fall Edition

Last December I wrote a post about touring Toronto in the Winter. One comment had mentioned that I did a poor job of showing my family around the city but I’m not sure if they were aware I tried to cater to my 10 year old cousin. This time, my uncle came during the end…

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How travelers beat the winter blues

Not all of us have the luxury and time to escape the cold whenever and wherever. This has been an especially harsh winter, a record setting one, the coldest in the past 20 years for Toronto with more windchill warnings and extreme cold weather alerts than I can remember. I don’t normally despise the cold,…

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Ontario Roadtrip: Maple in the County

When I was growing up, my elementary school would take us to watch maple syrup harvesting every year. We’d get to hike the trails, see the maple trees, learn how they tap the tree to collect sap and then boil it over a hot wood fire to turn it into syrup. I missed those trips and since…

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