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Denise Davy is an award-winning journalist, former newspaper reporter and mom of two daughters who lives in Burlington, Ont. Check out her work at denisedavy.ca

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Feeling Pandemic Cooped Up? Hit the Water in a Kayak!

Posted on: August 14, 2020

My paddle slices through the water as I move swiftly down the river. The sound of the water lapping against my paddle is soothing and I take a deep breath in as I absorb the beautiful landscape around me. I hadn’t kayaked for years, decades in fact, so I wasn’t
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Come for a Cuppa – Tea houses in Southern Ontario

Posted on: July 10, 2020

Legend has it that in the mid-eighteenth century the Duchess of Bedford, a lifelong friend of Queen Victoria, served an afternoon tea as a way of holding her hungry guests over until the evening meal arrived. That move inspired a trend that leads to the opening of tea houses around
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Cool Cafes That Are Hot in Hamilton

Posted on: February 24, 2020

You’re missing a lot if you’ve only seen Hamilton from the James Allan Bridge that arches across the bay on the way from Toronto to Niagara. The smokestack skyline that is your view from the bridge says more about the city’s past than the present day. For many years, the
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More Than the Bean – Finding Unusual and Unique Attractions in Chicago

Posted on: January 13, 2020

I admit I tend to over-schedule my trips to make sure I see EVERYTHING there is to see. But a recent trip to Chicago showed me that sometimes it’s the unexpected sites that end up being the most memorable. I was in Chicago with my two daughters and a full
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How Chicago Became a True Eco-Tourist Town

Posted on: October 11, 2019

Chicago is well known for its gorgeous blue lakefront but a lesser-known fact is that it’s also gone green. Yes, the city with the third-largest population in the States, filled with magnificent architecture and a fascinating crime history is also at the forefront of eco-conscious tourism. Chicago committed to going
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To Montreal, With Love

Posted on: July 31, 2019

As my daughters and I rode La Grande Roue de Montreal, the observation wheel in Old Montreal’s waterfront, we took in the sweeping and spectacular views around us. The wheel is 60 metres high, the equivalent of a 20-storey building, and the largest in Canada, so we had a birds-eye
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10 Southern Ontario Summer Road Trips

Posted on: July 11, 2019

If you’re like me and have teenagers who lucked into summer jobs, you may think its time to say goodbye to easy summer fun and so long to any chance of getting away. But if you live in southern Ontario, or anywhere near the GTA, there are tons of options
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