Winter is Wonderful in Québec

by Susan McKee on February 3, 2016

Winter weather in much of the Northern Hemisphere is cold. There’s snow. There’s ice. But there also are brilliant blue skies and sparkling vistas. Instead of fleeing to the beaches of the Caribbean, consider embracing the season. Bundle up and head north to Canada, where they know how to do winter right. Take Québec City, […]


10 of the Best 2016 Events in Ottawa

by Anthony Manzanares on December 21, 2015

Ottawa festivals

Each year Canada’s capital city hosts countless festivals, concerts and shows that celebrate everything from food and drink to sports, music and heritage. 2016 is no exception and is already shaping up be a year to remember. Here’s a list of what we think are the 10 best. 1. Winterlude – January 29-February 15. Canada’s capital […]


15 Museums in Vancouver, British Columbia

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 24, 2014

blue whale at Beaty Museum Vancouver

Consistently named as one of the top livable cities in the world, Vancouver offers an urban center surround by nature. A former home to the Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver celebrates its diversity, history, and culture in many ways. You can, too, with a visit to one of these 15 museums in Vancouver, including the large […]

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A Weekend Getaway in Toronto: An Instagram Tour

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 31, 2014

  Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the largest (by population) city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It’s a city of neighborhoods, and with a population of over two and a half million residents, it also has a dynamic downtown core. As Canada’s commercial center, Toronto attracts its fair […]


Year of the Horse: 10 Equine Themed Spa & Resorts

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 19, 2014

horseback riding in the Canadian Rockies

In the Chinese calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Throughout history, humans have depended on horses not only for their strength and speed, but for what horses can teach us. Horses are fearless yet sensitive, stubborn yet clever, noble yet playful. Learning to ride is an exercise in communication between horse and rider […]


Québec’s Ice Hotel: An Ephemeral Work of Art

by Susan McKee on December 16, 2013

Daylight beaming through a hole in the ceiling woke me up. Lying in bed, half asleep and warmly cocooned in a mummy bag, I realized that my nose was cold, my breath had left a frosty ring on the edge of my sleeping bag, and my cap had fallen off. Oh, yeah. I’d spent the […]


Restaurant Review: Greek Dining at Estiatorio Volos, Toronto

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 2, 2013

Volos restaurant Toronto exterior

I was beat after TBEX Toronto. Exhausted, tired, hungry, and ready to let my hair down. I need sustenance, but making sense out of all the dining choices in Toronto and making a perfect decision was all Greek to me. What a perfect choice, then, when food blogger Andrew Dobson of Dobbernation Loves arranged for […]


10 Toronto Museums Worth a Visit

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 10, 2013

museums in Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and as diverse as any I’ve seen. With it’s ethnic neighborhoods, impressive architecture, charming shops and markets, and interesting history – combined with its easily accessible international airport  and plenty of flights to Canada– make it a perfect weekend getaway for couples looking for an urban experience. My weekend getaways […]


Valentine Suggestions from The Travelers Way

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 14, 2013

We’re sending out the very best in Valentine wishes to our readers. And since we know some of you may be looking for romantic travel ideas, we have some of those to share with you as well. Now, it’s too late to pull any of these off today, but you can find a card and […]


Toronto Professional Sports Guide

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 6, 2012

Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

A recent trip to Toronto (a site visit to select the TBEX 2013 location) was a welcome return to a city that I hadn’t visited for over 10 years.  Rich in food, culture, and the arts, Toronto is also a decidedly a sports town.  No matter which way I turned I saw a stadium, museum, […]