August 16, 2014

Update on the First “Montecristo Travels” Children’s Travel Story Book!

Update on the First “Montecristo Travels” Children’s Travel Story Book!

So much has happened since I made my announcement about the upcoming book. There is a slow and steady hum of activity with the book and, Dear Reader, so much excitement that I can barely contain myself! Having someone enthuse, “I am pre-ordering two copies!” just makes me grin from ear to ear and sets [...]

August 9, 2014

Staying With a Dog at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge – Ontario – Canada

Staying With a Dog at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge – Ontario – Canada

Now THAT is a brilliant idea! It’s nice when you feel welcome before you even arrive, isn’t it? That was our experience with the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge. (Phew, that is a long name!) Mom had called before making our reservation to ensure that the information on their website regarding pets was [...]

August 2, 2014

What Dog Owners Ought to Know About Kingston – Ontario

What Dog Owners Ought to Know About Kingston – Ontario

  Very pretty City Hall!     There are not many small cities in Canada that pack the historical punch that Kingston does. The city’s motto is “Where history and innovation thrive,” and it certainly has the history part covered: The city’s nickname is “Limestone City” because of the many heritage buildings constructed using local [...]

July 26, 2014

What Dog Owners Should Know About the Humber River Trail – Ontario – Canada

What Dog Owners Should Know About the Humber River Trail – Ontario – Canada

I have a short post for you today, Dear Reader, but a good one if you like long walks or hikes. I am about to tell you about the Humber River Trail near Kleinberg. So lace up your walking shoes and follow me! How It All Began: The Humber River watershed encompasses 600 lakes, ponds [...]

July 20, 2014

The Famous Big Apple Highway Stop! Ontario – Canada

The Famous Big Apple Highway Stop! Ontario – Canada

The fun thing about having a travel blog is that you occasionally end up checking something out you would normally ignore… just in case it might make for a fun, or at the very least interesting, post.  That is how we ended up stopping at the kitschy monstrosity that is “The big Apple”. Located between [...]

July 12, 2014

Super Important Stuff You Should Know About Dogs In Italy – By Foreign Correspondent Luna!

Super Important Stuff You Should Know About Dogs In Italy – By Foreign Correspondent Luna!

Hi again, Montecristo fans! It’s Luna, the world-traveling Schnauzer-Yorkie mix again! In case you don’t remember me, I’m the one who wrote all that stuff about Switzerland a few months ago. I’m also the one with the not-so-secret crush on Monte.     A big thanks to the Montecristo team for having me back again. [...]

July 5, 2014

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Kleinburg – Ontario

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Kleinburg – Ontario

About an hour or so west of Toronto, just off Highway 27, is a little town called Kleinburg. Even if barely a village – and really, just an enchanting street – Kleinburg is one of those places that seems to eat, breathe, and sleep its history.     Before visiting Kleinburg, print (or upload onto [...]

June 28, 2014

Staying With a Dog at the Marriott Yorkville – Toronto – Canada

Staying With a Dog at the Marriott Yorkville – Toronto – Canada

Have you ever heard the expression, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, I hadn’t until recently, and when I did hear it, I admit I did not really understand it. Until now. I was recently in Toronto for 4 days and 3 nights. We were lucky enough to have family offer to pay [...]

June 21, 2014

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Toronto – Ontario

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Toronto – Ontario

Toronto’s most famous symbol … the CN tower! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to make my way to Toronto - Canada’s most populated city and the provincial capital of Ontario.  This expansive city is located in a warmer area of the country, on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.  We noticed the warmer [...]

June 14, 2014

Local Treasure – The Mackenzie King Estate – Ontario

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There are few places I enjoy more than the MacKenzie King Estate in the Gatineau Park.  Luckily for me, it is only about a 20 minute drive from my home!  I don’t know if it’s the pretty gardens, the lovely tea house, the majestic mature trees, the wonderful trails or the time worn ruins that [...]

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