Ontario 2005-2013


With my home base in Toronto, it’s only natural that I spend a fair bit of time exploring the surrounding Ontario countryside. Ontario actually has many really nice destinations and from late spring to late fall is the main travel time in Ontario. This section provides you with a collection of articles from different places in Ontario, from towns and villages like St. Jacobs, Port Dover, Port Perry, Owen Sound, Elora, Guelph, Barry, Creemore, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Orilla and many more. Join me as I explore the Niagara Escarpment, or the Kawartha Lakes region, the Lake Ontario shoreline or go on a fall drive to see the changing foliage in this picturesque province.

With the weather gods perfectly cooperating, we embarked on another country excursion, a great opportunity to show my European visitors a bit more of Ontario. Despite the fact that Toronto has been experiencing its wettest… Read more.

Summer is a really beautiful time in Ontario and a perfect time to explore the verdant countryside surrounding Toronto. Since we were just having visitors from Europe I decided to show my out-of-town guests a… Read more.

[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… Read more.

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… Read more.

Staying in a bed and breakfast is often the highlight of my weekend getaways. Every B&B is unique, the food is usually delicious and the conversations with the owners and other guests often provide memorable… Read more.

Although I love the city the summer always makes me itch to get out into the country. So I called up my friend Karel with whom I had helped organize a conference many years ago… Read more.

In our neck of the woods the summer has been absolutely gorgeous, a little on the hot and humid side occasionally, but I am unable to recall a summer that has been so warm and… Read more.

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Ontario when forests light up in hues of yellow, orange and red. It’s the perfect time for drives in the countryside, to visit small villages, check… Read more.

Life works in really strange and wonderful ways. At the beginning of this week I talked to my brother in Austria on the phone, and he said he’d been reading this German travel magazine and… Read more.

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Ontario, and after last weeks early fall colour tour through the Kawarthas east of Toronto, it was time yesterday to check out the areas west of… Read more.

As much as I love the city (Toronto, that is), every once in a while I gotta get away and a few weeks ago I came up with the idea of a little winter weekend… Read more.

Driving up to the Nicholyn Farms Bed and Breakfast you get welcomed by the hearty and healthy aroma of 2,200 organically raised pigs. This bed and breakfast was our destination for our quick winter getaway… Read more.

Our winter getaway over the last two days was supposed to include a couple of different activities: snow-tubing and outdoor skating. Well, our outdoor skating fell through, due to the extraordinarily warm conditions, however, we… Read more.

My theory is a real traveler is able to discover interesting things even in the most unlikely of places. Well, Buffalo probably hasn’t made the “top travel destinations” list for a while, but I have… Read more.

Late spring is the perfect time for a driving tour, so yesterday my co-workers Vanessa, Khurram and I set off to check out the countryside around Toronto. Neither one of my co-explorers has lived in… Read more.

The Forks of the Credit is one of the most scenic provincial parks close to Toronto and a great Toronto travel escape idea that is not far from the city. Just about an hour north of Ontario’s metropolis, the Credit River has cut a deep valley into the landscape.

On a gorgeous Friday morning in early September of 2013 I decided to go on a driving tour and explore some destinations close to home. Just about an hour outside of Toronto I had arrived… Read more.

The sun was shining on a nice Saturday in September when I embarked on another local excursion, this time to Oakville, Ontario, located about 20 miles or 33 km west of Toronto, right on the… Read more.