How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

Back in late January before the world completely imploded, there were already stirrings of a brewing outbreak. At that time, COVID-19 was primarily contained in China but many people travelling to surrounding areas in Asia were becoming concerned about the safety of proceeding with their trips. You may recall me mentioning that my mother was [...]

Cedar planked shiso pesto salmon & caramelized miso maitake mushrooms

Cedar planked shiso pesto salmon & caramelized miso maitake mushrooms

One of our forever favourite restaurants and a worthy addition to the Best of Toronto is Skippa, a modest but top quality Japanese eatery that serves delicious sushi along with other innovative small plates. The dishes are inspired by southern Kyushu cuisine, formulated by the skilled hand of chef Ian Robinson, whose credentials include apprenticing [...]

Entertaining yourself in Ottawa, Canada

Entertaining yourself in Ottawa, Canada

I'm continuing with my blog series where I recap past travels, particularly places within Canada, since I'm trying to focus more on domestic travel for the foreseeable future. Today's edition is about the city of Ottawa, Ontario, where I lived for two years between moving away from Vancouver, British Columbia and then eventually returning to [...]