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Cinq à Sept in Montreal

Cinq à sept (pronounced “sank-ah-set”), or pre-dinner drinks in English, is a Montreal tradition, bringing together friends and colleagues at the end of the work day (work, of course, is optional, but the theme remains the same!).  It is the perfect segue from afternoon activities to dinner and evening outings.  At it’s most basic, wine, beer, and cocktails … Continue reading

Boutique Hotel Luxury at Montreal’s St Martin Hotel Particulier: Hotel Review

Romantic and modern, ultra chic and sophisticated, Le St Martin Hotel Particulier sits in the heart of Montreal, offering a haven of comfort and charm when visiting Canada’s second largest city. An unexpected green oasis greeted me as I arrived at the entrance to the hotel…it felt more like I was entering a botanical garden … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Pink Balls of Montreal

A weekend in Montreal is always fun….and even more so when you come across Le Village on Catherine Street East!  170,000 pink balls strung up the length of the pedestrian walk as part of Aires Libres ensuring all who walk through the district are kept in pink this summer! Happy Monday Morning Related Links Project … Continue reading

Live the Photo: Montreal Bagels

Distinct and delicious, once you have sunk your teeth into the wood fired goodness of a steaming Montreal bagel, there is no turning back! Background Montreal bagels are an institution and are known throughout the world.  The key – baked in a wood fired oven after boiling in honeyed water….they literally melt in your mouth. … Continue reading

Summer In Montreal Bucket List

Childhood memories of summer nights in Montreal included family trips to the Big O (aka the 1976 Olympic Stadium) to watch the Expos baseball team with my dad, followed by the excitement of live music in the city’s underground and an incredible fashion show from the seats of one of the many patios in town. … Continue reading

Teased by Cottage Country on Otter Lake with Sunny Point Resort and Cottages

An Introduction to Cottage Country and Sunny Point Resort and Cottages Cottage country – n (Canadian) any lakeside region where many country cottages are located; home to urban vacationers who are seeking peace, relaxation and the great outdoors. For many residents of Toronto and eastern Ontario, cottage country is equivalent to Muskoka, the Kawarthas, Parry … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Happy Canada Day – 146 years and going strong

Happy Canada Day! Related links: Canada Day on Parliament Hill How to photograph fireworks Welcome to summer – a photo essay from Canada’s Capital Region  

Urban Art: The Graffiti SubCulture in Toronto

Urban art or misguided youth?  What do you think? I had the pleasure of joining Jason on his Tour Guys Graffiti Tour in downtown Toronto (an activity on my TBEX Bucket List).  It was an eye opening experience – I had no idea there was so much more to the scribblings and scenes painted on … Continue reading

ATV Adventures on the Canadian Shield

I am the last person I would expect to be writing about an ATV adventure.  I love my thrills and all, but they tend to be more organic – dog sledding, cycling across countries, hiking in Nepal.  None of them have involved powerful engines, until now.  While there is no such thing as a boy … Continue reading

Adventures with Explorers’ Edge – quintessentials of the Canadian wilderness

For 3 days and 2 nights I lived the dream.  I was invited with a small group of travel writers to experience the quintessential Canadian wilderness – the pristine landscapes of Canada came to life as I traveled to the region known as Explorers’ Edge, only 2 hours north of Toronto.    It was a … Continue reading

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