During Quebec’s long, nippy winters, locals like to thumb their noses at the weather and head outside to play in the snow and ice. Here are 10 ways to do so…
They don’t hibernate in these parts–they celebrate! There’s nothing like a crisp Manitoba winter day to enjoy the great outdoors or soak up pure luxury in a world-class spa.
After two days of learning about whisky–and drinking some too–I have to say a big thank-you to Canadian Club and their Brand Centre in Walkerville for hosting me for a really interesting and exceptional little adventure. The trip was a history lesson and a connoisseurs field trip rolled up into one, featuring Canadian Club’s whiskys and some great local treats, and I also can’t help but thank Canadian Club’s Global Brand Ambassador Tish Harcus for passing on some of her extensive knowledge about the company and how they make their delicious whisky.
At the start of September, the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market suffered a major loss as their historic main building burnt to the ground. The story made the national news, but what a lot of people didn’t realize was that the market was still open for business after the massive fire.
When you hear the term NASCAR, and you are not familiar with that sport slash culture, a few solid stereotypes will immediately spring to mind, and generally speaking those stereotypes have solid foundations (the roots of this sport can be traced to bootleggers in North Carolina, like Junior Johnson, who became the first NASCAR superstar, but who began his career as a moonshine runner who modified his car to outrun the law–Jeff Bridges immortalized Johnson on film in the movie The Last American Hero). But going to a NASCAR race is an experience that goes way above and beyond the mere notion of attending a “race” or a “sporting event”. Having just come back from my second such experience at the gargantuan Michigan International Speedway, I can say without a shred of exaggeration that attending a NASCAR event is one of the most enjoyable and interesting travel experiences I have ever had.
Toronto’s Drake Hotel is popular with out of town visitors and renowned as an arts and entertainment destination, and this summer they’re trying to build on this by luring Toronto residents to escape in the city instead of heading to cottage country. The highlights at the Drake this summer are a menu featuring virgin cocktails, a lobster fest, as well as an art installation by Ron English.
In the fourth episode of Media Box podcast: we’re talking about travel, including a look at surprising Sandusky, Ohio; glamping at Long Point Eco-Adventures; and France in the summer, including Carcassone and Bordeaux. There’s also an interview with Canadian actress Erica Durance talking about the second season of CTV’s Saving Hope; reviews of White House Down, which just opened in theatres, plus Upside Down and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which both came out on Blu-ray this week.
What happens when you have a conference full of travel bloggers, PR people, and travel companies? You get a whole lot of people talking, meeting, and connecting, and that’s probably what I love most about #TBEX.
Yep, there’s an app for that. Parks Canada has just the thing for all of the Canadians who want to get out and explore the great outdoors, and some of the country’s beautiful national parks after they launched a Learn to Camp app and workshop program that will help newcomers and experts alike.
I love road trips. Give me a car, highway, and a unique destination, and I’m in my element. Aisha and I love taking off for new places and spaces, so we’re always excited to get any opportunity to see new towns that offer something different.