Category Archives: Travel

Eating Vegan in Montreal

On our recent trip to Montreal we were delighted to discover that the city is a hotbed for vegan cuisine. Who knew? We had a chance to eat at six vegetarian restaurants (five of them strictly vegan), with a long … Continue reading

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10 Tips for an Algonquin Canoe Trip

Here is some helpful advice I wish I had when we were planning our Algonquin canoe trip. Pack like you would for a multi-day, backcountry hiking trip. Keep it light. Lots of small drybags are convenient for loading into a … Continue reading

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Canoe Tripping in Algonquin Provincial Park

I’ve now completed the quintessential Canadian experience – a 5-day canoe trip through Algonquin Provincial Park. It was my first overnight canoe trip and one hell of an experience. This trip had it all – wildlife, epic portages, constantly changing … Continue reading

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Eating Vegan in Toronto

Toronto has a lot of great restaurant options for vegans. We discovered some great new restaurants on our most recent trip, but the highlight was a visit to Fabbrica. We got the rock star treatment. Celebrity chef Missy Hui, winner … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Beaches Neighbourhood

One of the things I like about Toronto, is all the cool neighbourhoods to explore. On our most recent trip, we stayed in the Beaches, a funky neighbourhood east of downtown. It had a relaxed vibe that reminded me a … Continue reading

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2 Weddings in Ontario

We made the most of our recent trip to Ontario. In 2 weeks we squeezed in two weddings, a trip to Montreal by train, a few family visits, and a 5-day paddling trip in Algonquin Provincial Park. Both weddings were … Continue reading

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Camping in EC Manning Park

A few weekends ago, we booked a Modo car, loaded up our camping gear, and drove out to Manning Provincial Park for the weekend. We did a few light hikes – Three Falls, Lightning Lake, and the Wildflower Walk. We … Continue reading

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El Salvador Resort Vacation

El Salvador is a slice of paradise. The weather is perfect, the water is warm, the food is good, and the locals are friendly. The tourism industry is still developing but it gives the country an authentic flavour. Every winter … Continue reading

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Long Weekend in Seattle by Train

I love the Amtrak Cascades line. It’s hands down the best way to travel from Vancouver to Seattle. You have beautiful views of the ocean, no border waits (you pre-clear customs in Vancouver), the seats are roomy, and there’s free … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island By Bike

For the September long weekend, Emily and I decided to have car-free adventure on Salt Spring Island, using our bikes and public transport to get around. It was cheaper not having a car and a lot less stressful not having … Continue reading

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