When it comes to visiting New York State, the glamorous Big Apple usually overshadows any other destination. However, with its vibrant craft beer and spirits scene, outstanding museums, arts, and upscale eats, we’re in a Rochester, New York state of mind. Bonus: Entryway to the Finger Lakes, Rochester is an easy three hour drive from … Continue Reading →
Step into any thriving bar these days and you are bound to come face-to-face with an imposing selection of ornate beer taps offering a wide range of drinkables. Craft beers have taken over and the variety, from tart gose sours to smooth chocolate milk stouts, means a greater choice than ever. Small town breweries are … Continue Reading →
Boston is a historic city, but it’s also a prime destination for beer and baseball lovers. Our behind the scenes tour of Fenway Park and Harpoon Brewery. Continue Reading →
After a two-hour flight from Toronto and I find myself on the islands of South-West Florida. Known as Captiva, Sanibel, and Cabbage Key, these islands encircle central Fort Myers where long white sandy beaches await laid-back, sun-seekers like me. Rich with natural beauty and legendary tales of pirates, poets, and naturists, I set out to explore the region’s best in island hopping adventures.
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Looking for a place to collapse after wandering the French Quarter all day? Hotel Mazarin in New Orleans is the right blend of southern hospitality and spoiled rottenness. Continue Reading →
Six sumptuous ways to explore Boston using your taste buds as a guide. And no, the Cheers bar ain’t one of them! Continue Reading →
One writer’s journey along the East Coast of Massachusetts, exploring Cape Cod and area. Continue Reading →
Canadians wait so long throughout our winter months for the weather to warm up. So when spring finally hits, I start daydreaming about a getaway not too far from home.
If you’re city hopping, then add Chicago to your list! The Windy City has a big city feel; but at the same time, it’s laidback, down-to-earth and unpretentious. Our guide to making the most of 24 hours in Chicago. Continue Reading →
In the heart of the Sonoran Desert is an expansive Spanish colonial oasis, just outside of McDowell Mountain Regional Parktucked in North Scottsdale.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, one of only four AAA 5-diamond hotels in Arizona, lives up to its name in every way: I felt a bit like royalty in my Deluxe King room with one of the best views in the hotel. Continue Reading →
Knowing that we burn 300 calories per hour skiing helped me eat my heart out at Jackson Hole, WY with a clear conscience! Heck, it could have been as high as 400 an hour for me and my fellow skiers challenging double diamonds, sheer chutes and big bumps runs during our week with Elevate Women’s Ski Camp. Continue Reading →
Upstate New York’s diverse Finger Lakes region is known for its extensive wine production, but it’s also an emerging hotbed of culinary talent, craft breweries, and distilleries.
But the thing that stood out the most to me when first visited was a distinctive approach to culinary creation that draws inspiration from personal and local historical details. Continue Reading →
Before arriving in Rochester, I knew just as much about Upstate New York as I did about Bora Bora: that they weren’t going to share a similar climate in February, or ever.
What I was not expecting to find was a rich historical backdrop for some seriously good food spots, a growing craft beer scene, and the second largest wine producing region in the United States after California. Continue Reading →
Kicking it on South Carolina’s coast for a long weekend at Kiawah Island, Condé Nast Traveler’s Best American Beach Resort. Continue Reading →
Have you ever been an understudy, won second place, or been the runner up — lingering in the shadows cast by a shining star? When I was plotting my trip to Louisiana, I wondered if that was how Baton Rouge might feel – a child neglected while everyone fawned over Mardi Gras down the road in New Orleans. But after exploring the city for a few days, and eating everything in sight (even the ‘crawfish’), I am convinced this city is more than worthy of being in the spotlight. Continue Reading →
I have a terrible confession to make.
Seafood gives me the creeps. I really struggle to eat anything that looks like it did when it was alive, or spends its life scuttling along the bottom of a body of water in all that muck. But, when I was invited to Baton Rouge to spend my days eating, I knew I’d have to put on my big girl panties and a brave face. Had I known, I would have also put on my stretchy pants – I didn’t just taste the local cuisine, I gorged. I’m so ashamed, there’s a whole world of eating to be discovered, and I’ve wasted decades of my life! I did my best to make up for lost time. Continue Reading →
A suicide forest, an isolated park with headless corpses, and a violent spirit that attacks cemetery visitors. As a Halloween treat, we’ve listed some of the most haunted places on earth.
Of course there are plenty more spooky sites to be seen around the world — but these six definitely made us poop our pants a little bit. Continue Reading →
San Francisco is a charming city offering delicious food and drink and a variety of activities for anyone to enjoy. The usual suspects like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Haight-Ashbury are what first spring to mind for most West Coast-bound tourists. But after you’ve seen the bridge and been squicked-out at prison, take a day to explore the local delights and get to know the original home of the streetcar just a little better. Continue Reading →
Colorado’s Grand Junction is certainly a treat for your senses. Whether it’s the jaw-dropping scenery dazzling your eyes, flavourful peaches, or smell of fresh air while horseback riding through a canyon. Unless of course you’re following directly behind Princess the horse. Continue Reading →
Rural South Carolina may seem ho-hum compared to the sunny coast. But a sojourn in the hinterland of Myrtle Beach can reveal some fun surprises for travellers with an ounce of curiosity. Here are some a few things not to miss in Florence, South Carolina. Continue Reading →