From the land of hockey, poutine and the Mighty Falls that lure in honeymooners and daredevils everywhere. You’ve seen the photos and been flooded with the write-ups — you should have known that the video was coming. =P It was nice to relive the memories & experiences through the clips, especially the ones with family and friends with whom I haven’t shared a road trip … Continue reading Traipsing the T-Dot: The Toronto Vid
[ Forgive the cheesy title — old towns make me mushy. Can’t be helped. ]
Gorging on trick-or-treat leftover loot, my sisters and I set off for a drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL). This quaint spot of Ontario oozes of old-town charm, its laid-back pace a stark difference to the raging waters of its better-known neighbor. Continue reading “Niagara-on-the-Lake = Smiles-on-our-Hearts”
Nothing quite screams love of country for me as much as these 2 things: homegrown cooking and local sports nuts.
Whoever thought that frolicking through the foliage would count as good-old fun? Continue reading “Fall Virgin No More at the Moccasin Trail”
A walk down Main Street in Unionville is like a step back in time.
That search to discover the unique, the strange and the clever beyond your imagination — it never gets old. Many times, I don’t realize that I’ve walked as far as 3 train stations, just strolling to see what’s going to pop up around the next corner. Continue reading “CubeWorks: A Whopping Dose of Creativity”
Markets brim with life. Stallkeepers abuzz as they open for the day and beckon curious customers. Farmers proudly bringing in (quite literally) the fruit of their labor. Patrons lining up 30 minutes well before lunch to get their favorite dishes and pastries before they run out. Continue reading “To Market, To Market”
One of the things I didn’t count on finding in Toronto was a ‘medieval’ castle. There it was, the majestic and imposing Casa Loma, perched atop a hill overlooking downtown Toronto.
Perhaps one of the most famous residences in the world, the castle has been once THE place to be seen; it was also the setting for recent flicks such as X-Men and Harry Potter. Yet, something tells me that Casa Loma was more about the man who built it rather than the mere building. Continue reading “Mi Casa Es Su Casa”
A guidebook wisely advised that if in Toronto, you might as well make the CN Tower your first stop, as you almost can’t shake off the sight whilst strolling downtown.
The book was right — even indoors, souvenirs and shirts flaunt the city’s iconic attraction. The CN Tower offers a lot of different ways to enjoy the spaceship-like steeple, ranging from buffets with 360-degree views to heart-stopping edge walks. Continue reading “Want to Chill? See the CN Tower!”
When I started drafting the itinerary for my trip to Toronto, one item topped my list — it was imperative that I get up close and personal with Niagara Falls. Continue reading “Tales from the Maid of the Mist”