Category Archives: Destinations

Loving Syracuse

Even though it’s only around a 4-hour drive from Toronto, Syracuse is a city I had never visited. This former stop on the Erie Canal, a shipping life-line that connected Albany, NY to Buffalo and connected to the Great Lakes, … Continue reading

Philadelphia: How does your garden grow?

I lived in Philadelphia 10 years ago and loved it. This year, I went back for the first time. I was nervous. Would it have changed? Would it have enough new (and old) places to explore and keep me busy? … Continue reading

APPLE OF MY EYE: Come October, from Creemore to Meaford, the shiny red fruit is ripe for the picking.

There is nothing more glorious than a colourful fall day in the country. I know this because I recently took a trip to the south shore of Georgian Bay and into the Beaver Valley. We were following the Apple Pie … Continue reading

The Magical Eastern Townships of Quebec

Drive 90 minutes southeast of Montreal and you’ll come to a magical kingdom dotted with storybook villages. The Eastern Townships is a place I never tire of visiting. It’s where I once celebrated a milestone birthday in the dead of … Continue reading

Wineries, shops and nature in Jordan, Ontario

I was recently part of a Society of American Travel Writers, Canadian Chapter outing to Jordan, Ont. It was fantastic! 28 wineries, gorgeous peaches and tender fruit, lovely restaurants with home-grown produce and very friendly, welcoming residents. I highly recommend … Continue reading

Viamede Resort’s Upscale Cottage-y Experience

Viamede Resort, in Ontario’s Kawartha Lakes district, is the place to be this hot summer. Check out my story in Culture Magazin… It was fun to go in spring, as well. Here are some shots…

Loyalist Summer Roadtrip

I am loving my province this summer. Hot, hot hot! I recently got back from a five day road trip that kicked off in Prince Edward County, meandered along the Empire Loyalist Parkway to Kingston and ended in Ottawa. I … Continue reading

Weirdness in Philly

Philadelphia has some of the most amazing and quirky museums. When I lived there, I had ample time to explore and I must say, the Mutter Museum, a medical museum of oddities, was one of my favorite. Old skulls, weird … Continue reading

Me, Ben and Philadelphia

At a recent event promoting Philadelphia, Ben Franklin let me in on a secret! Well, it was news to me. This summer, visitors can take advantage of a great overnight package deal which includes free hotel parking, free bike share … Continue reading

My Swaziland story in Our Canada magazine!

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