Along for the Ride: Family Friendly Cycling Trails in Ontario

You may have noticed more cyclists out and about recently. Bike sales surged in the spring of 2020 and show no sign of slowing down this year either. And no wonder. With indoor venues and entertainment options limited, biking is an accessible outing and a sure-fire cure for cabin fever.
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Canada’s Early Spring Gardens Shine

With the arrival of spring, exploring public parks and gardens is a great way to take in the beauty of the season and bask in the light of longer days. And Canada’s early spring gardens are more impressive than you’d think! “Public gardens provide an inspiration for gardeners, for what
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Elmhirst's Resort -sleigh ride Photo Jennifer Merrick
Southern Ontario Road Trips To Get You Through Winter!

I admit our family’s Southern Ontario road trips don’t always begin particularly well. It’s usually an early start, so the kids grumpily gather their stuff for the car as their parents gulp down coffee like it’s water. But as the day progresses, spirits lift and smiles return. The change in
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What to see in Toronto in Any Weather

Here’s what to see and do in Toronto, in any weather! Toronto is a lot of things: it’s exciting, it’s multicultural, there’s always something happening. But known for excellent weather? I would argue, no. Between city-shuttering snowstorms and summer humidity that curls even the straightest of hair, the climate in
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digital detox. Photo Melody Wren
How to Have an Urban Digital Detox in Downtown Toronto

Welcome to Part One of a series on Digital Detox; exploring how to do a complete disconnect from technology while travelling to different destinations. A digital detox is going without technology for a certain period so phones, TV, radio, computers – anything that connects us to the outside world are
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Easy Ontario Escapes: Road Trippin’ from the 416

Ever hear of the term, I take my own backyard for granted? You could probably retire on every dollar you’ve ever said or heard that saying. That’s because as Ontarians we tend to want to go away from our own surroundings to find warmer weather, great attractions, cocktail masters, culinary
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Wintry Weekend Getaway in the City of Toronto

It has been an exceptionally cold winter in Ottawa with temperatures regularly hovering around -20 C. Our family needed a break and an early February weekend trip to Toronto fit the bill perfectly. The forecast for – 1 C seemed positively balmy compared to Ottawa. Where to Stay The Chelsea
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Toronto With Teen? Time to Take on the City!

As we’re whisked like royalty into the newly opened Hotel X Toronto, staring into a lobby of nearly 10-metre ceilings, gorgeous floor mosaic tiling, oversize flowerpots, and an impossibly cool living wall of plants taking pride of place behind the front desk, I hear my teenage daughter marvel: “What kind
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Canada’s Got (Public) Art! 6 Iconic Art & Architecture Pieces That Inspire

Cool public art and architecture is a drawing point for many travellers, an educational tool for young visitors and their families. It’s a wonderful way to learn about the world. Here are some fun artistic and architectural attractions to check out in cities across Canada:   Digital Orca, Vancouver Douglas
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Make Your List and Check it Twice for the 6 Best Christmas Markets in the World

Twinkling lights, bustling crowds, crisp air, handcrafts made with love, and the spiced warming smells of the season–there’s nothing quite like a Christmas market to drum up that festive spirit! Christmas markets are a tradition around the world, but no matter way they are, they have a way of transporting
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