Category Archives: Destinations

Historic Osgoode Hall

It is easy to walk by the black iron fence on the north side of Queen Street, just east of University Avenue, without a thought to what lays beyond. And yet, this is a very historic and important place…where the … Continue reading

Toronto’s Eye-popping Graffiti Alley

Was just visiting this amazing display of graffiti art the other day on the laneway south of Queen Street, between Portland and Spadina Ave. The art changes regularly, but here’s what was there in late July…BTW, this “legal” stretch, prompted … Continue reading

Saskatooning: My Surprising Cultural Journey

On a recent trip to Saskatoon I really wanted to dig into the city’s culture. What made it tick? This prairie city has been getting a lot of attention lately. The New York Times said it is one of the … Continue reading

Savoring the Flavours of Saskatoon

Colourful Vista Lounge On a recent trip to Saskatoon I found a city full of hidden, and not so hidden, treasures. This was my first visit to the place where Joni Mitchell grew up and I loved it. The fastest … Continue reading

Tasty Ann Arbor

Voted one of the most liveable city’s in North America, Ann Arbor, Michigan, is tree-lined oasis full of independent shops, restaurants and cocktail bars. The University of Michigan injects 42,000 students into the city each school year and liberal-minded entrepreneurs … Continue reading

Hotel X Marks the Spot

Toronto’s latest luxe property, Hotel X, has some of the best views in the city. Invited to a mini, soft opening “staycation,” I was finally able to see inside the building on the Lakeshore that has taken seven years to … Continue reading

Tea Fit for Royalty

Want to celebrate Meghan and Harry’s nuptials in style this weekend? If you are in Toronto, check out the Omni King Edward Hotel on May 18, 19th and 20th. This is a most fitting place to celebrate since it’s where … Continue reading

Travel Trends for 2018

Global travel started with a bang last year according to Lonely Planet as international tourist arrivals from January to April rose 6% worldwide compared to the same period in 2016. Middle East visits, in particular, rose by as much as … Continue reading

Cuba Open for Business

Of all the Caribbean islands, Cuba has to be one of the most popular for Canadians. On a recent trip, post Hurrican Irma, I learned how the clean-up efforts are going. I also learned that 75 per cent of the … Continue reading

Rediscovering Buffalo

Buffalo is a short, 1.5-hour drive from Toronto (when the border gods are in your favour), so the hubby and I decided to go to the city his father often shuffled off to in glory years bygone. The City of … Continue reading