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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Life in Colour: April – Pink

Welcome to a new month and a new Life in Colour Photo Challenge. In April, we look at Pink. Pink: A delicate colour that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness; is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness.

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Life in Colour: March – Green

With a new month comes a new Life in Colour Photo Challenge theme. In March, we are looking at Green. Green signals new life in spring, fresh green leaves, the shoots of new bulbs emerging from the soil. It is a cool and soothing colour, bringing us moisture and shade. Landscape greens Botanical greens Edible…

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Life in Colour: Belated January – Brown

Unfortunately, I joined in on HeyJude’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge a month late, so missed the theme for January. I’m going to go ahead and catch up with some earthy Brown. I’m trying to post photos I have not yet shared, but some of them are worth repeating so they may look familiar if…

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Life in Colour: February – Yellow

Thanks to Marie from HopsSkipsandJumps, I was introduced to HeyJude’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge. Each month, she posts a photo theme and this year will be focused on colour. Colour affects us all โ€“ it can ignite our senses, change our moods, our perceptions, our choices of what to wear or how to decorate our…

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Travel nostalgia at Tivoli Miniature World

Whatever happened to miniature villages? Back in the 1980s and 1990s, children and families in Ontario were spoiled by these attractions filled with small-scale replicas. Tivoli Miniature World in Niagara Falls, Canada was opened in the early 1990s, after moving from its original location in Prudhomme’s Landing on the shores of Lake Ontario. It featured…

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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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