Category Archives: Destinations

Dishing the Delish in Music City

I did lots more than eat while I was in Nashville recently and you can read about my music, civil rights, history and art explorations in other posts. But, this one is all about eating. What better way to start … Continue reading

Civil Rights Champions of Nashville

Nashville, I recently learned, is not only about country music. Walking along Fifth Avenue North downtown, I came upon a plaque explaining how one of the original “five and dime” stores, F.W. Woolworth became the site of some of the … Continue reading

Eating my Way Through Toronto’s Historic East End

Recently, I signed up for a culinary tour of Riverside, Corktown and the Canary district of Toronto’s east end. Culinary Adventure Co. “Big Cheese” (aka owner) Kevin Durkee and his colleague Leo Moncel, city manager, Toronto, met our group at … Continue reading

Classic Cars on the Queensway

On the Queensway, in Toronto, Saturday night is for cruising…classic cars, that is. In the Canadian Tire parking lot near Sherway Gardens, the hot rods, rat rods, and vintage vehicles of all types start rolling in around five p.m. Owners … Continue reading

What Makes Dunnville and Lake Erie a Summer Haven

I have been renting a cottage on the north shore of Lake Erie near Dunnville for three years now. Why? It’s a summer haven often overlooked by Torontonians who are much more focused on traveling north. Lake Erie offers a … Continue reading

Omni King Edward Hotel Serves up a Menu fit for TIFF Royalty

Sipping champers in the Consort Bar at the Omni King Edward Hotel. How TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) can you get? The hotel recently put on a press preview of its pop-up Moet & Chandon Champagne/Hennessy Cognac inspired menu, running … Continue reading

My Fave Old Timey Toronto Diner

I had been meaning to go there for years. Not, of course, when it opened in 1932. But close enough. Finally got to Lakeview Restaurant recently and loved it!! This “Always Open” establishment got its 24/7 groove on when, during … Continue reading

Camping out in Toronto

I had no idea Toronto had an urban campground. Located in the Rouge Valley on the very eastern edge of the city, it’s called Glen Rouge and has 124 campsites (87 serviced for RVs, 27 unserviced, five for backpackers, and … Continue reading

Bluffer’s Park, a Scarborough Oasis

Leafy trails, quiet cycling paths, sandy beach and awesome swimming might not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Scarborough. For me, the easterly borough conjures strip malls and busy, multi-lane thoroughfares. That’s why I … Continue reading

St. Anne’s Amazing Artwork

I had walked by the church many times, but never gone in. This Sunday, the plaque in front of St. Anne’s Anglican church intrigued me. A service was about to begin and… so I went in. The interior was gorgeous. … Continue reading