Rendering of Fairmont Royal York's new lobby & arrival experience

Toronto's iconic Fairmont Royal York hotel celebrates its 90th anniversary this summer, and in honour of the special occasion, the hotel is preparing to unveil a number of changes, from the lobby experience to the guest suites, and the food.

Arrowhead Provincial Park skating trail

If you're looking for a winter getaway and not sure where to go in Ontario, Gravenhurst and Muskoka are beautiful in winter, and affordable. From Toronto and most of Southern Ontario, the area is also a pretty quick drive, and there's a lot to do when there's snow on the ground.

Swoop

Travelling is one of the greatest adventures out there. By far, it’s the best way I can think of to spend money, because it’s fulfilling, and frankly soul-filling. It’s also generally expensive, so when I was headed to Las Vegas for CES and I wanted to save some money, I ended up looking at Swoop airlines for a change.

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Summer camping and canoeing

There is nothing as good for the soul as travel, if you ask me, and this year I'm already excited about a few family trips we've been planning.

Residence Inn by Marriott in Gravenhurst

Where do you go to enjoy winter for a weekend? I took my family to Gravenhurst and it was like stepping into a winter wonderland.

The Best of 2018

Time for a little celebration dance, because 2018 was an incredible year for The GATE. And, yes, this may be a little late, but since I'm proud of all the highlights from last year, it's taken me a while to write it all up.

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Helpful, interesting, and fun tips and reviews focused on family travel.

Hong Kong

Highlights from the incredible region of Hong Kong, China.

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Toronto RV Show & Sale

My family has been dreaming of an RV adventure for a few years, so when I had the chance to check out the Toronto RV show today, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to do a little research and find out a bit more about all of the vehicle options for getaways.

Food lovers, rejoice! Devour! The Food Film Fest returns this week, and it's what I would call the perfect event for the gastronomically devoted. The 8th annual festival kicks off today and runs until October 28th with a mix of culinary highlights including films, food, and drink in Wolfville, Kentville and Kings County, Nova Scotia.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Whether you're planning a vacation in Dubai, exploring the United Arab Emirates, or you're flying to India, Pakistan, or parts of the African continent, Emirates is one of the most prestigious airlines flying to the region, and this summer they announced additional capacity, thanks to two new flights leaving from Toronto every week.

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Holiday at The Park

Celebrate that special time of year in Las Vegas as Holiday at The Park returns on November 29th with lights, food, and live entertainment.

Residence Inn Mont Tremblant Manoir Labelle

There's still time to get out skiing one last time this winter, and Whistler Blackcomb and Mont Tremblant are calling.

Emirates Airline Family Travel

Travel is one of the best gifts that you can give your kids, opening up the world to them with memories that will literally last a lifetime. According to a study by Emirates Airline, children get bored just 49 minutes into flights though, so what can parents do during bigger trips--especially long-haul flights--to make the experience easier on everyone?

Fogo Island Inn

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.

Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4

The 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 is like nothing else on the road. The Mini Countryman is a joy to drive, and it's a beautiful car with a comfortable, roomy interior, and a surprising amount of space.

Westin Trilliam House, Blue Mountain

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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. Pumpkins! Candy! Costumes! What's not to love? If you're a Halloween fan, and you happen to be a fan of anything Disney, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World is a must-see event, and it's on now until November 1.

Montreal Biosphère

Montreal. A city so vibrant, full of life and celebrating it’s 375th birthday, you won’t have a moment to spare checking out the sites, the exhibits, and what the city has to offer when it comes to food.