July 4th in Washington DC

After all our travels to the US, it was remarkable to us that we had never been to the American Capital. Fortunes had it that we were able to go to Washington DC over the Independence Day long weekend, so we were excited to see how the city celebrates July 4th. A huge bonus was…

Fleur de Lis

Montreal Getaway

Montreal is one of our favourite cities, but after a lapse in visits over recent years, both Ewan and I were a bit worried that the ‘je ne sais quoi’ charm we loved would be somehow missing when we planned a jaunt there over the May long weekend. Well, our worries were unfounded. Montreal proved…

A Jaunt in Pittsburgh

‘Just because’ is always a good reason to travel, but truth be told, Ewan and I have been caught up in the day to day without many ‘just because’ trips floating around our heads. However, last fall we made a plan with fellow fan friends to see the Calgary Flames on a road trip. We…

At Home in Roncesvalles

My my…has time ever flown by. It’s nearly been two months since we moved and have been living it up in the west end of Toronto. Our new place is within walking distance of three funky neighbourhoods: Roncesvalles, Bloorwest Village and the Junction, though so far we’ve only really haunted Roncesvalles since it’s a closer…

A Year Ago Today…

A year ago today we arrived in the wee hours of the morning in Toronto. The day was overcast, much like it is today, and despite two days of travel we weren’t terribly jetlagged given the posh treatment Egypt Air gave us during our layover in Cairo. We made our way downtown, taking transit that…

Oh hi.

Yes. It has been a while since my last post. It’s not as though we’ve been living some crazy wild ride this past month, nor have we had a completely dull stretch either. So why the radio silence? I guess laziness, with possibly some blame resting on the shoulders of the changing seasons. I just…

Local Eats: The Chase

For my birthday last year, we woke up on the south Turkey coast at an ungodly hour to watch sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea. It was a special way to ring in another year and truly a memory that I will never forget. And because of that, Ewan put a…

Wyclef Jean

Panamania: A Musical Journey

I’d hinted before that Ewan and I were thrilled with all the free music and artistic performances that were part of the Panamania arts and culture festival that ran in tandem with the Pan Am and Parapan Games. We went to a handful, though truthfully we didn’t even crack the surface as far as cashing…

August Getaway

While I’ve been lucky to escape Toronto a couple of times since we’ve returned from our big trip, Ewan and I had yet to go on a mini-excursion together. That is until the August long weekend. We did as most Ontarians seem to do, and come Friday after work hopped into a car and headed…