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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On this day: New York Public Library

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 5, 2017, I was at the New York Public Library in New York City. New York Public Library is the second largest library system in the United States, behind the Library of Congress, and the…

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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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On this day: One World Trade Center, 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 One World Trade Center in New York City. Thirteen years following the tragic 9/11 attacks, One World Trade Center (also known as the Freedom Tower) was opened. Located in Lower Manhattan…

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On this day: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 3, 2017, I was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a Neo-Gothic Catholic cathedral in Manhattan, New York City. Erected in 1879, it remains a prominent landmark of…

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A sweet stroll at Sugar Beach, Toronto

Sugar Beach is an urban beach park located across from Redpath Sugar Refinery in downtown Toronto’s East Bayfront. The refinery is a longstanding fixture along Queens Quay adjacent to the Toronto Harbourfront. Redpath Sugar started as a Montrรฉal based company in 1854, the first of its kind using sugar cane imported from the British West…

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Lockdown dining: What we’re eating in Toronto

As of this week, our province is officially in its second lockdown. Indoor dining has been restricted again, so we are back to curbside pickup and delivery. Earlier in the spring, I published a post on a few of our favourite takeout meals, and it’s now time for an update with new additions. I actually…

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Christmas trees of New York City

Christmas in New York City is a magical time. If it weren’t for the pandemic, I would have loved to make another trip there this year. The last time we visited the Big Apple was back in 2017, when we stayed for a week in early December, right on time to enjoy the beginning of…

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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: Grand Canyon South Rim

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On October 21, 2018, I was at the Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States. We were a few days into our trip to Las Vegas and were ready for a break from the cigarette smoke filled casinos. I…

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