Canada Travel

Exploring the Baccalieu Trail in Newfoundland

Exploring the Baccalieu Trail in Newfoundland

Newfoundland’s Baccalieu Trail is full of things to see, and it only took me six years living away to appreciate what it means to be a tourist at home.

St. John’s Beer Tours: Where to drink Newfoundland beer

St. John’s Beer Tours: Where to drink Newfoundland beer

Did you know one can actually be afraid of an empty beer glass? Luckily on St. John’s Beer Tours, cenosillicaphobia isn’t a problem. We all know how I’ve been praising taking cooking classes, now I have another regret: not taking a freaking beer tour! I’ve visited beer-boroughs […]

Where to Eat, Sleep and Drink Wine in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Where to Eat, Sleep and Drink Wine in Niagara-on-the-Lake

It’s become tradition to visit a wine region on my birthday. Last year we visited Prince Edward County for the big 3-0, and this year we didn’t have to travel far to visit one of the best wine regions in Canada — Niagara. We stayed in […]

Port Rexton Brewing, Newfoundland

Port Rexton Brewing, Newfoundland

The dam of craft beer in Newfoundland is about to be tapped. When I left home six years ago, there wasn’t much of a scene here. Besides mass produced beers like India and Dominion (made by Molson) or Quidi Vidi’s small selection, there wasn’t much happening. Storm […]

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Toronto

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Toronto

Afternoon Tea has so much going for it. Where else do you get to indulge in copious amounts of tea, sweets, scones and Prosecco for hours on end? And who doesn’t love miniature sandwiches? No one, that’s who. The first afternoon tea was held by Anna, the […]

How to Pack a Carry-on for a 10-day Trip Home for Christmas

How to Pack a Carry-on for a 10-day Trip Home for Christmas

I’m always surprised when people tell me they are still checking bags when they fly. First of all, it costs at least $25 these days to check a bag on an economy ticket, and come on, who wants to wait in those lines? Especially during […]

The market at Evergreen Brickworks

The market at Evergreen Brickworks

Ah outdoor markets — what every Canadian fiends for for all winter long, anxiously waiting for days when purchasing fresh local non-root vegetables is an option. Last weekend, Adam and I decided to venture to the Evergreen Brickworks for the inaugural outdoor market of 2016. The […]

48 Hours in Prince Edward County

48 Hours in Prince Edward County

“Aww I don’t want to spit out all that wine,” Adam said as we pulled away from the car rental spot in Toronto — we were headed to Prince Edward County for the weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday with food, wine and fresh air. Neither of […]

Grand Banker Bar & Grill: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Grand Banker Bar & Grill: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Maybe it’s homesickness, maybe it’s nostalgia, or maybe I’m just craving some fresh seafood, but damn you, Nova Scotia, you and your salty breezes are in my blood. As a proud Newfoundlander, I moved to Halifax thinking I could never consider it home, but lookie here, […]

What I ate at Taste of Danforth: Toronto

What I ate at Taste of Danforth: Toronto

I am a Taste of Danforth virgin no more. The street festival that takes over Greektown every summer is in its 22nd year and is as big as ever — it’s actually Canada’s biggest. Sunday afternoon was the final day of the festival and didn’t seem […]

Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival in Wolfville

Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival in Wolfville

I’ve always despised ice wine. While my experience with the syrupy libation has been limited to a few attempts at being fancy while I lived in Toronto, every glass ended in a disappointed, sugary depression. I didn’t like the overt sweet nature of Ontario ice wine, so I […]

The perfect day of eating: Halifax

The perfect day of eating: Halifax

My perfect day, like many days, revolves around food. I daydream frequently about eating three meals a day at restaurants and I’ve decided to let you in on the fantasy. This is my no-holds-barred-budget-busting-shameless perfect day of eating in Halifax. Breakfast is a no brainer: The […]