Taking flight: Falconry at Wye Marsh

Hawks may not be that rare in Ontario, but few people see more than just a glimpse of them, and even fewer will have the opportunity to see these beautiful birds up close, or watch as one gracefully soars through the air. For those interested in falconry though the Wye Marsh is giving hopeful enthusiasts some personal time with a trainer and his birds as part of their new “Introduction to Falconry” workshops that are currently being offered on select Saturdays (including Saturday, October 13th, 2007), and it’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

Exploring historic Scotland

Scotland has always held a special fascination for me – from the castles, culture, scenery, and even the food, I’ve wanted to explore the land that one of my ancestor’s once called home. Lots of countries offer something special that you won’t find anywhere else, but for me Scotland’s allure was the connection I felt to its history.

The Story of Scotland, Part 4

On our way back to Glasgow for our last night in Scotland we chose to stop off at a nearby castle before we even realized it wasn’t just any castle – it turned out that Doune Castle, which was used as the set for Monty Pythοn and the Holy Grail. Pick almost any room in the castle and it was used for something in the movie. We were just getting our Historic Scotland pass stamped when the guy asked us if we were Monty Pythοn fans and promptly handed us a coconut that was cut in half and attached together so you can clomp along like a knight of the round table.

Winnipeg Skate Park

Sunny days in Winnipeg

After being in Winnipeg for the Juno Awards a couple of years ago, in the midst of early (and somewhat chilly) Spring, it was nice to go back again this year and experience some actual warm weather there. Well, experience it as much as I could when the only day I actually made it outdoors for long was last Saturday.

Pantages Hotel: Luxury in downtown Toronto

Visit Toronto on just about any day of the year, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one easy choice for what you should do with your time. Concerts, the theatre, street festivals, televised events – there are literally hundreds of things to see and do in the city, and if you really want to take on the heart of Toronto, there’s no better place to stay than the Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa.