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 […]

Quebec City Frescos A Wonderfully Pet Friendly Activity!

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 […]

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Dear Reader, I am going to spoil you this week with two posts! I know – try not to get too excited! First because we are celebrating being included in Canada’s Top 100 Travel bloggers ( I KNOW RIGHT!??!!) and also because I just can’t keep quiet about this. The fact that it is so close to home makes me even happier. As in almost chasing my tail […]

Visiting Manotick With a Dog - Ontario, Canada

The fall colours are out and it is with a fond farewell to summer that I present to you the last of my local summer jaunts. Reminiscing is a great part of travel, even if that adventure is very close to home. Recall the smells and sounds of summer and think back to crickets, warm breezes, the smell of dry hay in the air, and sticky fur from spilled gelato … that is […]

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Ah Paris …A city filled to the brim with ideas, architecture, art and a certain flair for everything from food, to fashion to simply knowing how to live life well.  It is a city that inspires and attracts all sorts of people in the world, from Hemingway to the Impressionists and I believe it might well be the city that has the most songs written about it.  For […]

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The bipeds are big fans of the DK Eyewitness Travel books.  Mostly because true to their advertising – they show you rather than just tell you about things.  Another huge benefit is that they also have wonderful suggested walking tours for each city or town. These come complete with map, detailed route and fun information about each site. But they do not talk about travel to Fiesole with […]

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Visiting Florence, Tuscany in Italy with a small dog should be on your bucket list!  Some posts are just harder to write.  You end up putting it off as long as you can and you end up feeling the fool for days as it haunts you, teases you. These posts are not difficult because there isn’t anything to say, but precisely because there is too much to mention.  You […]