A SIP OF LIQUID GOLD The Icehouse Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
The Ice House’s many international awards, including the coveted Grand Gold Monde Selection medal are a testament to the skill and international experience of my host. As a fan of this decadent drink, and as someone looking for the inside scoop on the Niagara regions famous beverage, I knew I was speaking to the expert.
LET IT SNOW! 7 WARM DESTINATIONS FOR COOL TORONTO DAYS Toronto, Ontario, Canada
As the largest city in Canada, you might expect Toronto to have tonnes of activities to keep its youngest citizens and pint-sized tourists entertained. And as we patiently endure the unpredictability of the winter weather report, you may also expect to find lots of warm indoor options to keep the kids entertained.
CAR CAMPING and STARS Killbear Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
'Car camping' as us seasoned car campers call this style of wilderness adventure has the benefit of supporting my 'travel-with-everything' tendency, which in turn supports our wish to holiday in style. Us 'car campers' call this 'wilderness luxury'.
KIDS IN KILLARNEY - MAKING MEMORIES IN NORTHERN ONTARIO Killarney Mountain Lodge, Killarney, Ontario, Canada
As any travelling parent knows, downtime is what it's all about. Don't even think of spending hours in a car headed north, then the same headed south without a whole lot of downtime in between. And Killarney Mountain Lodge has that covered.
JUST ADD WATER FOR SUMMER FUN Deerhurst Restort, Ontario, Canada
Looking for a recipe for summer fun? Take two kids, then add water. Or take a lake full of pristine muskoka water and toss in two laughing kids. Take same kids, water, and a lovely white sand beach … you get the picture. Any way you mix it, kids will come out soaked and happy.
WILD TIME AT GREAT WOLF LODGE Niagara Falls,, Ontario, Canada
My daughter loves animals. And my generally quiet son can’t get enough of blazing down a waterslide ‘woo-hooing’ at the top of his lungs. I can’t think of anywhere that packages both those kid passions better than Great Wolf Lodge
Take a look - Fairmont Royal York totally has luxury covered and is right in the middle of all that fun stuff in Toronto. We also checked out a few more luxurious spots to stay cosy because, yes, Family Roadtrip is now a thing, and freezing February is just around the corner!
5 GEMS OF TORONTO'S HISTORIC DISTILLERY DISTRICT Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” So said American author and humorist Mark Twain - a sentiment upheld by Twain’s contemporaries - distilling giants and brothers-in-law - William Gooderham and James Worts. In 1837 they started distilling whiskey in what is now known as Toronto’s Distillery District,
GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY in NIAGARA Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Whether you’re sharing a happy milestone with the ladies, or celebrating the new and autonomous you, a girlfriends getaway in Niagara’s wine region has all the necessary elements - sumptuous feasts, decadent desserts and so-sweet sparkling Icewine.
DWARFED BY THE AMPHIBIAN Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Ontario, Canada
Hangar doors split to send a shaft of light across a gleaming surface. Long minutes of rattling commence as the split widens and sunlight bathes cool gloom in hot summer sun. A dragonfly takes advantage of a most dramatic event in his short life and zips into a room of giants.
MOMS APPLE PIE COMES FROM CHUDLEIGH'S Milton, Ontario, Canada
As a mom I feel an obligation to do all sorts of ‘mom stuff’. You know, wipe runny noses, cart rowdy kids in soccer gear round in a mini-van, bake apple pie. I’m game for most things, but I also know when to to say no, and baking is one of those things I am willing to leave to the professionals.