Celebrate that special time of year in Las Vegas as Holiday at The Park returns on November 29th with lights, food, and live entertainment.
A great movie needs great locations as much as it needs a great cast, or a sophisticated director, and over the years Fairmont hotels have played a big role on screen.
Rick Mercer finished 15 seasons of the Rick Mercer Report this week, and I’m going to miss him, but I also can’t help but be excited to see what he does next. He also made a great point in his final rant for the show, and it really got me excited about Canada.
In two weeks, the annual Terroir Symposium will bring 60 of the top hospitality and tourism professionals in North America together for the 12th annual event for sommeliers, chefs, hoteliers, and producers at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario.
Earlier this month I explored San Diego for the first time, thanks to the team at Visit San Diego, and I already can’t wait to go back with my family. The city is right at the end of the California coast, nestled around a beautiful bay with sweeping views, numerous beaches, and a lot of nearby attractions.
Canada is breathtaking. From coast to coast to coast, and along the border, Canada is a place of discovery, and even for those of us who live here, there are new adventures around every corner. In the fall, my family and I had a trip of a lifetime when we drove a 2017 Ford Edge from St. John’s, Newfoundland to the stunning Fogo Island, and stayed at the Fogo Island Inn.
I look forward to October all year long. I love September, but I know that around the middle of October things slow down just a bit, the weather gets cooler and nicer, and I love a good hot apple cider right about now. This year has felt like summer has crept into fall more than I like, but the weather has been wonderful. I also finally was able to recover from a cold that’s stuck with me for more than two weeks.
Fall is my favorite season for travel. The leaves are changing, the weather is perfect for cozy sweaters, and there’s nothing like a walk in the woods, a hike, or maybe a trip to an orchard to pick apples. My family celebrated fall foliage last week with our first trip to the Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain near Collingwood, Ontario, and it was a fun escape with a view, fresh air, and a chance to explore Blue Mountain.
There is an island on the edge of Canada that is unlike anywhere else in this beautiful country, and it’s my new happy place. Fogo Island is just a short ferry ride from Farewell, Newfoundland, but it feels like it’s a world away from anything else that you know. The quiet, serene island is a perfect balance of earth and sea, inhabited by kind, welcoming people, and filled with wonders that are often as simple as they are moving.
After the film festival has rolled up all the red carpets, I feel like I can usually breathe a sigh of relief and get down to the serious business of enjoying September and fall. It takes a little time after TIFF to really settle down, because there is a lot of content to deal with after the festival, but then I really feel like I can get into my favorite season.