Around the world via 10 ethnic neighbourhoods in Toronto, Canada

With international travel plans still on hold, I have not been doing the trip planning that I normally would at the start of a new year. Instead, I’ve been looking for places to discover locally, and what better way to substitute travel abroad than exploring the cultures of Toronto? Toronto, Ontario is the most diverse…

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Under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Located in downtown Toronto adjacent to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is one of three public aquariums owned by Ripley Entertainment. The aquarium was originally intended for Niagara Falls, where it would undoubtedly fit in on the kitschy Clifton Hill, but plans fell through and it opened in Toronto in 2013. It houses…

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Maple pecan baked brie

I haven’t posted a new recipe for awhile, so I’m finally bringing you a fresh one for the winter season. We found a simple recipe for baked brie that only requires five ingredients, producing a perfect combination of sweet and savoury. This is an ever popular appetizer served at holiday parties, but during these days…

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Hometown Challenge: My favourite photos of Toronto

If you’ve been following this blog lately, you’ll know that I recently completed the Travel Challenge, where I posted 10 of my favourite photos taken during my international adventures. Unfortunately, 2020 was a bad year for travel so beyond the ones from my timely pre-pandemic trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, most of the photos in…

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Travel Challenge: My 10 favourite photos

Thank you again to Angela at Suitcase Travel for inviting me to participate in the Travel Challenge, where I shared 10 of my favourite photos from around the world, over the course of 10 days. Many readers successfully identified the featured destinations, while a few were more obscure. Here’s a recap! Jump ahead… Day 1…

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Travel Challenge: Day 10

Thank you to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. For the final day of the challenge, I have a slightly trickier selection. If you know your European city landmarks, you might be able to figure this one out by looking toward the skyline. Where is this? The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel…

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Travel Challenge: Day 9

Thank you to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Do you know where I met the beautiful creature in today’s photo? The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join in. That’s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and 10 nominations — without any explanation. Today,…

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Travel Challenge: Day 8

Thank you to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Where is today’s featured magnificent cityscape? The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join in. That’s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and 10 nominations — without any explanation. Today, I nominate Mrs. Wayfarer to participate. Please…

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Travel Challenge: Day 7

Thank you to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Today’s photo is featured not only on this blog, but also in a certain Hollywood film about a giant gorilla. Can you tell me where it is? The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join…

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Travel Challenge: Day 6

Thank you to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Can you tell where I went on this epic hike? Perhaps some Canadians will have a clue. The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join in. That’s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and 10 nominations…

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