Posts Tagged: Canada

Culture
Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
October 11, 2018
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Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
I love music, and I love discovering new music as I travel. That’s why when my friend and fellow traveller Diane requested a playlist of destination-inspired music, I was up for the challenge. However, it took me a lot longer to write this post than I initially anticipated. I knew from the outset I didn’t […]
Architecture
Casa Loma – The Toronto Castle on the Hill
June 28, 2018
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Casa Loma – The Toronto Castle on the Hill
This is the story of Canada’s father of hydroelectricity, and a gentleman possessed by the idea that a man’s home is his castle. Sir Henry Pellatt made a fortune dominating Toronto’s electricity supply and investing mercilessly in progress. From the Canadian Pacific Railroad to the North West Land Company, Sir Henry staked his career on […]
The Arts
Art on the Street – Toronto
June 19, 2018
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Art on the Street – Toronto
I found Toronto street art, much like Detroit, to showcase a great array of talent for wildstyle graffiti. If you’re you’re not familiar with the term, stay tuned and I’ll explain in a minute. Like all of the Art on the Street series, this post doesn’t just cover street art, but also public art installations […]
Nature
Experience These Phenomenal Living Sculptures in Canada
May 31, 2018
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Experience These Phenomenal Living Sculptures in Canada
MosaïCanada 150 isn’t any old garden! The exhibit of living sculptures celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation took $10-million, 100 gardeners and 3 million plants to create. Upon arrival at Ottawa airport, our friendly cab driver couldn’t recommend the exhibit highly enough, but I struggled to grasp what it was really about. The next […]
Travel
A Year of Travel in Review – 2017
December 21, 2017
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2017
Another year of life and travel is coming to a close. As I celebrate the holidays with family and friends, I look back on a year of fun, adventure and mishaps on the road. Putting together this yearly review makes me realise just how much you can pack into 365 days when you are really […]
Travel
Creative Corners – Top Things to do in Ottawa
November 9, 2017
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Creative Corners – Top Things to do in Ottawa
Explore the history, art, nature, and food of Canada’s capital with these top things to do in Ottawa. While the city is often passed over by tourists, it offers a window into Canada’s history and culture, as well as showcasing some of its best art and architecture. If you find yourself in Ottawa, here are […]
Travel
A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
December 15, 2016
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
2016 has been an exciting year of travel, exploring in and around our new base in the Midwest U.S.A plus international sojourns to Canada, Cuba, Mexico and home to Australia. To celebrate a year in travel, here I share a pictorial of our 2016 adventures, including many never-before-published photos.
Design
Wine by Design – Niagara On The Lake
June 2, 2016
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Wine by Design – Niagara On The Lake
Who hasn’t chosen a bottle of vino based largely on the label design?? When faced with a wall of wine at the local liquor store and not much of a clue – I certainly have. This past weekend Sir James and I took a leisurely drive to the U.S.-Canada border to witness the thundering cascades […]