St. Jacobs Market

Solitary adventures in Ontario

One of the greatest experiences is going to new places with no one but yourself for company. Being alone in a foreign city is the best way to become completely entrenched with the local culture. Every city in Canada has something truly unique to offer the experimental traveler, so here are a few ideas of places to go by yourself!

Shangri-La Suite - Moongate

Luxury and serenity at the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

A new hotel opened a few months ago in the middle of the increasingly competitive hotel landscape of Toronto, and given the fact that there is such competition now each new property, if they are to flourish, must offer guests an experience that is unique both in substance and in atmosphere. The new Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is the new jewel in Toronto’s hotel crown, and when it comes to substance and atmosphere you will be hard pressed to find either in greater evidence anywhere else in town.

Hazelton Hotel screening room

Hollywood glamour at Toronto’s five-star Hazelton Hotel

Planning a wedding can be a lot of a fun, but of course it’s a daunting task for any couple, no matter if you’re inviting 60 or 600 people. In Toronto, there are dozens of venues that can cater to any style or taste, and while the search for a wedding venue took some time and effort, there was really only one hotel that I had in mind for our wedding night, and that was the five-star Hazelton Hotel in Yorkville.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Top hotel recommendations from the Royal couple’s Canadian tour

For one big week, the most famous couple in the world–Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge–toured across Canada, and while they were here they stayed in some of the country’s best hotels. If you’re a traveller, or someone who just wants to follow in the steps of the Royal couple, that means you can hardly get better hotel recommendations this summer.

Hôtel de la Cité garden

Old-world charm at Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne

“Après tant d’hôtels, enfin un chez-moi,” wrote the novelist Colette in the Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne’s guest book many years ago. Translated, she wrote, “After so many hotels, I have finally come home.” This eloquent statement may be from another era, but it still embodies the heart of this story-book destination in the stunning south of France–a hotel that is, quite simply, filled with beauty, elegance, and charm.