Category: Canada

5 can't miss Toronto experiences

5 can't miss Toronto experiences

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is perfect for a city break over a long weekend, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic getaway or a family wanting a nice balance between nature activities for the kids on the Toronto Islands and great culture and food options. Here are my tips for a first visit to Toronto:
4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

In Vancouver, British Columbia, most visitors head to the renowned Granville Island with its public market, restaurants, and boutique stores. Others stray from the roads most traveled and are surprised at Vancouver’s many attractions. Trolleys and trains, primeval (but passable) forests, native and contemporary art, innovative food, and its island setting make Vancouver one of
A perfect Winter break in Toronto

A perfect Winter break in Toronto

However you measure entertainment, Toronto has to be one of the most exciting destinations out there. With a vibrant dining scene, world-class shopping and iconic sight-seeing, Toronto is the perfect place for a city break this winter. Rather than slowing down during the colder months, Toronto leaps into the festive spirit with a range of
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10 reasons why I fell in love with Whistler (and you will too)

Whistler was recently rated the number one ski resort in North America in SKI Magazine’s yearly reader poll for 2015. To give such a distinguished vote of appreciation and confidence in a highly competitive industry, the voters must have very good reason to vote for Whistler year after year! Whistler has everything; lots of consistent
4 of the best luxury hotels in Vancouver

4 of the best luxury hotels in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia is known as the City of Glass and it’s an apt moniker for such a gorgeous sparkling, modern metropolis. All those glass buildings give the city a futuristic look. Clean and glamorous, Vancouver’s setting, amid mountains and sea, keeps it all down to earth. When you are near the waterfront, it looks
5 best places to see Fall foliage

5 best places to see Fall foliage

It’s all in the leaves this time of year. Vibrant shades of crimson, gold or buttercup beckon from all corners of the world. As long as you’re in the northern hemisphere, autumn leaves fall anywhere between September and November. Pack a carry-on with light layers and plan a weekend getaway this autumn to witness nature’s
Rooms with a view: 6 of the best in Canada

Rooms with a view: 6 of the best in Canada

If, like me, you love water, you will always choose a hotel near a lake, river or the ocean. But that is only the beginning. Then you have to choose the right room. You need to get a room overlooking the water. Yes, it costs a few pounds more than looking over the city or,
The ghats in Varanasi, India

Top 6 riverside towns

London isn’t the only city famed for its river, with the Thames flowing past attractions like the Houses of Parliament and the Eye. All around the world there are cities and towns with locals whose lives revolve around the waters – from Varanasi where the sacred Ganges is a pilgrimage site, to architecturally splendid bridges in Prague where
The 7 Wonders of Canada

The 7 Wonders of Canada

There are so many Canadian wonders – it’s hard to decide where to visit and what to see. The beauty of Canada’s glaciers, mountains, coastlines and links is almost unparalleled. But to get you going, here are seven of the country’s highlights, from the iconic Niagara Falls to the mysterious Thousand Islands. Why not put
Canada: the local perspective

Canada: the local perspective

Canada, as vast, wild and seemingly impenetrable as it is, presents itself as a never-ending list of incredible experiences. Yet, even if you were to return year after year for the rest of your life, chances are you’ll not tick everything off. Yes, it’s that big. So, in 2015, we turned to the local population
6 reasons you should start exploring British Columbia

6 reasons you should start exploring British Columbia

British Columbia is one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces, and one of the most action-packed! Whether you’re looking for a city break, some outdoor adventure or perhaps a ski holiday, BC is the place to be. Here are six reasons why you should choose a holiday to British Columbia next year: The great outdoors There’s no doubt
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6 of the best regional sporting events

Sport taps into a universal sense of passion and enthusiasm. With the excitement running up to the Olympic games in Rio de Janiero next year, we looked into some of the more local sporting events that are worth a look – and might otherwise be missed. So here are six of the best regional sporting
The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

Luxury comes in many forms; sometimes it is in 1000 thread count bed sheets, sometimes in the magic of seeing a bear in his natural habitat. Three species of bear call Canada home; the polar bear, king of the Arctic, the grizzly with his hump and long claws and the black bear who is the
5 fantastic ways to experience the Okanagan Valley

5 fantastic ways to experience the Okanagan Valley

Think of a sunny destination and Canada may not immediately come to mind, but did you know that the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of the westernmost province of British Colombia, boasts more hours of sunshine than Rio de Janeiro or Hawaii? Another astonishing aspect of this increasingly popular tourist destination is the diversity
Quebec puts the "great" back in "outdoors"

Quebec puts the "great" back in "outdoors"

Utah’s Arches National Park was closed because of traffic gridlock on Memorial Day. Being awed by Yellowstone’s Old Faithful is challenging with parade-size crowds jostling for the same experience. While I patriotically appreciate the beauty and history of America, I also abhor crowds. I found the natural beauty and fascinating museums I was seeking plus
6 reasons why the Thousand Islands should be on your bucket list

6 reasons why the Thousand Islands should be on your bucket list

The spectacular Thousand Islands in Ontario is made up of 1,864 islands in the Saint Lawrence River, straddling the US-Canada border. The Islands range in size from 50 square miles to just big enough to support a single tree, creating one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in North America. The Islands have a