Everything we ate in Chicago, USA

When we visited Chicago in 2018, we had the chance to marvel at its world-famous architecture and scope out its top landmarks, but the part of the trip we were most excited for was the food. Chicago has been voted America’s top foodie destination in various publications — and based on our five days of…

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On this day: Chicago Architecture River Cruise

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On April 8, 2018, I was aboard the Chicago Architecture River Cruise. Following a morning exploring Millennium Park and seeing The Bean, we spent our afternoon on the much hyped Chicago Architecture River Cruise. This boat cruise aboard…

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On this day: Magnificent Mile, Chicago

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On April 7, 2018, I was at the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, USA. A few years ago, I had booked a week off work around my 30-something birthday, so Mr. Chuckles and I decided to celebrate with our first…

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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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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. Thatโ€™s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and 10 nominations โ€” without any explanation. Today, I nominate Mrs. Wayfarerย 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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Seasonโ€™s greetings from Distillery District, Toronto

Itโ€™s 12 days โ€˜til Christmas, so what better way to start the countdown than a stroll through the Distillery Districtโ€™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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