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Fatal Attraction at the Canadian Museum of Nature

My day at the McGee’s Inn started early with a breakfast at 7:30 am. I plunked myself down at one of the two-seater tables in the large bay window which gave me a nice view out onto Daly Street. A women from Montreal, Claudine, here in Ot ... Read more

Doors Open - Toronto's Architecture Festival is a Resounding Success

Judging by the line-ups of architecture buffs on the streets, Toronto’s free architecture festival, Doors Open, is a resounding success. Since 2000 Doors Open has been providing free access to architecturally or culturally significant bui ... Read more

The Garden House B&B in Owen Sound

Late summer can be a very beautiful time in Ontario, and this year we certainly have been having great weather. In addition to getting out and about in the city, Toronto that is, every chance I get, I have been meaning to do an excursion in ... Read more

Landfall Farm B&B in Port Perry

[Please note that this is a historic article from 2008. Landfall Farm B&B is no longer in business. Please do not call the Heintzmann family to look for bed and breakfast accommodation.] After being stuck in the city for what seemed li ... Read more

Buffalo Travel: The Hotel Lafayette – An Astounding Transformation f ...

Day 2 in Buffalo was a rainy day, but we had a great indoor program: a visit to the historic Hotel Layafette which was opened in 1904 as Buffalo’s premier hotel. After a long period of decline and neglect, the hotel was reborn in the spri ... Read more

Our quick stopover in beautiful historic St. Augustine

On our way home from Orlando, a little more than an hour into our 20+ hour road trip back to Toronto, we stopped in St. Augustine, "the nation's oldest city", just north of Jacksonville - indeed the oldest continuously occupied European set ... Read more

Austria Travel: A Visit to my Hometown of Weiz in Eastern Styria

After an amazing 10 days in Southern Italy, April 30, 2013 was the first day in my native country of Austria. I arrived in my home town of Weiz when all the spring flowers were in full bloom.  Weiz is located in eastern part of the Austria ... Read more

Seattle: The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and Beyond

Located in the State of Washington, Seattle is home to about 3.4 million inhabitants. As one of the most important business cities in the western United States, Seattle hosts many global Fortune 500 companies, such as Amazon, Starbucks or N ... Read more

A Bicycle Tour to the Toronto Islands

Sometimes you get hooked on an activity, and exploring Toronto by bike has become one of these pastimes for me. Not only is it great exercise, but it’s also an awesome way to explore the nooks and crannies of any destination. To share my ... Read more

Cuba Travel - Hiking Vinales and Exploring Nature

Hotel Havana Libre, Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 6:54 pm On Sunday it was gorgeous. The cold front had finally passed through, the rain was gone and we had a beautiful warm sunny day without any humidity. Farmland and red earth around Vinale ... Read more

Gourmet Dining at Nuances and Amazing Fireworks at La Ronde

My personalized tour of the Casino de Montreal was very interesting and taught me many different things that I had never known about casino operations. My learning experience was followed by an opportunity to sample the Casino’s hospitali ... Read more

8 Insider Tips for Cheap Skiing

Skiing and winter sports are wonderful activities, but winter holidays can end up being very costly. It takes some research to put together cheap skiing holidays, so to help you here are 8 insider tips on how to travel  on the cheap when y ... Read more

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