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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Toronto: Crazy Culinary Adventures

by Lanee Lee on July 20, 2012

What do a suckling pig and a hockey stick have to do with one another? On a recent urban adventure tour of Toronto, Canada, I discovered they are intimately and literally intertwined.  Chef Scott Savoie of Culinary Adventures Company specializes in offering tours featuring the bizarre and beautiful aspects of Toronto’s burgeoning food scene, and […]


Diamonds may be Marilyn Monroe’s best friend, but shoes are most girls’ BFF. It certainly was true of the footwear fanatic Mrs. Sonja Bata who founded the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada. Her passion is well-founded as she fell in love and married Thomas J. Bata who made the The Bata Shoe Organization, founded […]


10 Things to Do in Toronto

by Abbie Mood on April 16, 2012

Toronto is a big city. In fact, it’s the largest city in Canada, the fifth largest in North America, and has over 100 different cultures, which makes it a difficult decision in narrowing down exactly what to do on your next trip. Don’t worry – we have sifted through the options and found 10 of […]


Take Time to Taste the Chocolate in Ontario

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 6, 2011


Home of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Theatre and Justin Bieber, Stratford, Ontario, is also home to the to a burgeoning culinary scene, making it a trifecta for travelers of theater, music, and food. Whether you come to Stratford for the theater or the music, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for your three meals a day, […]