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 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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Revisiting history in Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City is the capital city of the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec. Sitting on the Saint Lawrence River about 250 kilometres northeast of Montreal, it is not quite the buzzing metropolis as its urban neighbour, but still has much to see. When I visited in November 2014, I spent most of my few cold…

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Season’s greetings from Distillery District, Toronto

It’s 12 days ‘til Christmas, so what better way to start the countdown than a stroll through the Distillery District’s annual Winter Village? The Distillery Historic District east of downtown Toronto is a commercial and residential district housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham & Worts Distillery. Founded in 1832, Gooderham & Worts once…

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Metropolitan diary: Dancing on the streets

Dear Diary: My sister and I were visiting New York City over the May long weekend in 2016, and had spent our first morning at the American Museum of Natural History. Afterward, we strolled down Columbus Avenue, stopping outside the Lincoln Center to rest our tired feet. While sitting on steps of the adjacent Christopher…

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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: Lower Manhattan, 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 in Lower Manhattan, New York City. As we approached the end of our week in New York City, we ventured back to the south end of Manhattan Island to explore further. In…

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