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Nashville’s Musical Heartbeat

Music, music, music everywhere! In Nashville, it’s hard to go around the corner without bumping into a songwriter, performance venue or recording studio. Music City truly lived up to its name on my recent visit. My first stop was RCA … Continue reading

Saratoga Springs: Discovering a history of health and horses

Saratoga Springs is firstly a horsey town and secondly a spa town. It is the home to the first thoroughbred race track in the country, built in 1863. The town capitalized on its wealth of mineral springs (21) during the … Continue reading

SIPPING AND SAVOURING IN THE TWENTY VALLEY

Fall in southern Ontario means harvest season. It’s a delicious time to get out and sample what’s grown in our own backyard, especially wine. One area I recently discovered that’s a mere hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Toronto is … Continue reading

Tracking Toronto’s Forgotten Architectural Treasures

I used to hear about the Guild Inn, located near the Bluffs in Scarborough, as a young girl. It was a fancy place, once a mansion, and my parents went there on a few special occasions for dinner. Out exploring … Continue reading

Exploring Toronto’s Beltline Trail

Toronto’s rail-to-trail linear park, the Beltline Trail, covers 9 km and is actually three connecting sections…The York Beltline Trail starts up around Caledonia Rd. and Eglinton Ave., the Kay Gardner Beltline Parks runs from Allen Road, through Mount Pleasant Cemetery … Continue reading

Peterborough: Canoes, Coconut Rum and Wicked Vodka

Once upon a time, Peterborough, in the heart of Ontario’s Kawartha Lakes cottage country, was a manufacturing centre, home to General Electric and Evinrude Outboard Engines. It was also “the canoe-building epicenter of the world,” according to Kelly Jessup, Peterborough … Continue reading

Arty Ann Arbor

This University of Michigan town is a true gem. During the school year the streets bustle with students, but come summer the pace slows. It’s a great time to poke around in galleries, museums and check out artists studios. Here’s … Continue reading

Connemara: The Wild Atlantic Way

In lovely Connemara, on the west coast of Ireland, you’ll find the longest “defined” coastal route in the world – clocking in at a whopping 2,000 km in length. On a recent trip I got the scoop on what makes … Continue reading

Niagara Parkway Culinary Crawl

Boy oh boy were my eyes opened on a recent trip along the Niagara River Corridor, stretching 56 km from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. My memories of Niagara Falls restaurants were redolent with whiffs of bland boil-in-bag chili, greasy … Continue reading

Discovering Delicious Rivieria Nayarit

North of Puerto Vallarta is a stretch of Pacific coastline that has yet to be stomped on by tourist hordes. It’s known as Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, and offers 192 miles of sandy beaches framed by the … Continue reading