Searching for memories of Boston

As I often do these days, I was browsing my old photo albums and came across a small collection from my trip to Boston, United States back in spring of 2012. I visited the northeastern American city for a short weekend to attend a conference, and stayed at the Sheraton Boston Hotel downtown. Regrettably, I…

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Niagara beyond the falls

After a day of exploring world famous waterfalls, we decided to venture further afield to discover Niagara beyond the falls. As I mentioned in the previous post, the Niagara Parks encompass not only the Niagara Falls themselves, but also 16 square kilometres of other attractions and parkland extending along the Niagara River. Here are some…

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Journey to Niagara Falls, Canada

Finally, some new travel content for this blog! Last weekend, Mr. Chuckles and I ventured out on an overnight trip to Niagara Falls – here on the Canadian side, of course. Covid-19 cases are on the rise in our province again and this may be as far as we will be able to travel for…

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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 Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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On this day: Montjuรฏc, Barcelona, Spain

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On July 25, 2015, I was in Barcelona, Spain. My travel mates and I were approaching the end of our time in Spain. After a couple days exploring Costa Brava and the Pyrenees region, we wrapped up our…

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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 cityโ€™s concrete jungle is the Toronto Music Garden. Fronting on the inner harbour area, the parkโ€™s layout is based on Bachโ€™s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Each dance movement within the suite corresponds to a…

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Food tours around the world

If you’ve been following I’ve Bean Travelling for awhile, you will know that most of my travel is very much centred around gastronomy. Mr. Chuckles and I absolutely love to go on food tours as an avenue to discover new cuisines, meet other travellers, and see local sights, all at the same time. I’ve mentioned…

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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…

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My favourite outdoor spots in Vancouver, Canada

Since we are likely looking at sticking to domestic travel for the remainder of this year, I have been thinking about making a trip back out to western Canada if we are able to get there before winter weather kicks in. I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia for four years until 2013 and have yet…

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