When you are next in Kingston – because after my review of Kingston, you are going to go, right? – I recommend taking the ferry to Wolfe Island for a day of relaxed adventure. You will not regret it. Wolfe Island, named after General James Wolfe (“Wolfe” with an “e,” not my ancestors), is the largest of the world-renowned Thousand Islands. It’s located where Lake Ontario ends and […]

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 limestone. There are nearly 700 properties listed in the heritage register. The Rideau Canal, along with the fortifications at Kingston, […]

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 Toronto and Kingston, Ontario “The Big Apple” is a bakery, restaurant and roadside […]

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 an e-reader or smart phone) the 38-page walking tour guide you can find […]

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 for 2 nights out of our 3 and book our accommodations at the […]

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 climate right away;  Toronto was a good 4-5 degrees warmer than Ottawa during our visit. Toronto has been around since the 18th […]

There is a little town along the Rideau Canal, about an hour from Ottawa, that really lives up to its reputation and tag line: Aged to Perfection.  This little Ontario town – Perth – is a favourite day trip getaway for those of us living in our Nation’s Capital.   Perth offers a lovely scenic stroll even when, as on our last visit, it is the end of winter (or very […]

When I first heard about WOOFSTOCK I was only a year old.  It sounded like a lot of fun and I really wanted to go! Yet somehow year after year we did not attend.  In 2011, Mom was on a business trip.  In 2012 we were about to leave on a month long adventure, and two trips back-to-back were not financially possible. In 2013 the bipeds got sick… […]

As travellers, we have seen our fair share of highways.  And highways in North America have their own, odd ball markers. In Canada, I can think of the giant apple near Trenton, the world’s largest hockey stick on Vancouver Island, Calgary’s giant Guitar Pick, the Pysynka (Easter Egg) of Vergreville; and in Quebec, they had Le Madrid. The story goes, that it all started because a man, named […]

We don’t often like to go to the same place twice, so what do you do when family obligations take you back to somewhere you’ve already been more than once?  To avoid boredom, you have to think a little outside the box! We love Quebec City. To say it is beautiful would truly be an understatement. It’s a wonderful place with so much to offer. From the perspective […]