On this day: The Met, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 7, 2017, I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It was our penultimate day in New York City and we decided to cap off our time in the big city with…

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On this day: MoMA, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 6, 2017, I was at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Following a morning exploring Lower Manhattan and crossing part of the Brooklyn Bridge, we headed back up island to visit the Museum…

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On this day: High Line, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 4, 2017, I was at the High Line in New York City. After our morning at One World Trade Center enjoying views from above the city, we headed toward west Manhattan for a stop at Chelsea…

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Uncovering street art on Graffiti Alley, Toronto

Located within the trendy Queen West neighbourhood of downtown Toronto, Graffiti Alley encompasses three city blocks running parallel to Queen Street and including the contiguous alleyway of Rush Lane. Previously a hotspot for unsanctioned street art, Graffiti Alley sparked a debate on the blurred lines between vandalism and art, leading to a fight for its…

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On this day: Nuit Blanche, Toronto

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On October 4, 2015, I was waking up after a night at Nuit Blanche, Toronto. Nuit Blanche is an annual arts festival that takes place in many cities around the world at various times of the year.…

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Photo Friday: The Crystal at Royal Ontario Museum

Today’s edition of Photo Friday comes to you from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was constructed in 2007, as a multi-million dollar expansion to the Royal Ontario Museum located in downtown Toronto. The structure employs a Deconstructivist crystalline form, made of 25% glass and 75% aluminum sitting atop a…

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Photo essay: Summer in the city

It’s August 31st and the end of summer is upon us. Here’s a recap of our prolonged staycation in Toronto this season.

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My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers…

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Friday flowers at Toronto Music Garden

Besides the Toronto Islands, which I wrote about last week, another great spot to explore some green space within the city’s concrete jungle is the Toronto Music Garden. Fronting on the inner harbour area, the park’s layout is based on Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Each dance movement within the suite corresponds to a…

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On this day: Cadaqués, Spain

See more from my new On This Day series here, inspired by Andrew at Have Bag, Will Travel. While travel is on hold, I am looking back at travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On July 23, 2015, I was in Cadaqués, Spain. After a short stop in Figueres, we moved onto Cadaqués, an adjacent…

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