Urban wilderness at Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto

Despite having lived in Toronto for over three decades, this weekend was my first time venturing over to the Port Lands and exploring it properly. We tuned up our bikes and took them out for a ride along the Martin Goodman mixed use trail that leads you to Tommy Thompson Park. Located along the east…

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Life in Colour: April – Sakura Pink

This month’s Life in Colour theme of Pink was perfectly timed for sakura season. Otherwise known as cherry blossoms, sakura are the flowers of the genus Prunus trees. For a couple weeks at the beginning of each spring, cherry blossoms bloom into clouds of pink and white. Those who have been lucky enough to visit…

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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: Millennium Park, Chicago

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On April 8, 2018, I was at Millennium Park in Chicago, USA. It was our first full day in Chicago. To start off our trip in style, we visited one of the most iconic spots in the Windy…

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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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Under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Located in downtown Toronto adjacent to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is one of three public aquariums owned by Ripley Entertainment. The aquarium was originally intended for Niagara Falls, where it would undoubtedly fit in on the kitschy Clifton Hill, but plans fell through and it opened in Toronto in 2013. It houses…

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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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