winter cocktails

Five Delicious Winter Cocktails

The Holiday season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy winter cocktails during the next few months. Winter is a time for cocooning and home entertaining – if you have guests over, it’s always great to have a few delicious winter cocktails that you can prepare. If you happen to be lucky to receive a bottle of Macallan whisky, you will definitely want to sip it, but did you know you can make some pretty fancy cocktails ...

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Bayfront Park in Hamilton

Trails at Bayfront Park in Hamilton

I’m in love with the trails at Bayfront Park in Hamilton. So impressed with the well-paved path and the beautifully laid out park that juts out into Cootes Bay, giving you a view of the marina, bay and more shoreline. Despite it being a chilly, late fall day, my husband and I decided to take a walk at this popular Hamilton park for a change of scenery. The brief drive from our town of Burlington took us through residential parts ...

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Reduce stress during morning commutes

How to Reduce Stress During Morning Commutes

At least once a year, there is a new report that speaks to the growing congestion of roads in North America.  Not everybody can take public transit to work. Although my current commute has me taking city streets for about 20 minutes, my previous job had me commuting for about 40 minutes on the highway. A public transportation commute would have taken at least two hours. For fellow drivers who choose the car to cut down on time on the ...

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Parque Colon in Santo Domingo

Travel Photo: Parque Colon in Santo Domingo

Parque Colon in Santo Domingo (Columbus Park in English) is the main square in this Dominican Republic’s city’s historic zone. It sits alongside the long Calle el Conde, which is a pedestrian-only street, full of shops and cafes. The square is a meeting spot for many to relax and feed the numerous pigeons, or to chat with friends. In the centre of the square, not seen here, is a statue of Christopher Columbus. The building in this photos is the first ...

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Lighthouse in Kincardine

Travel Photo: Lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario

Nestled by the shoreline and hidden somewhat by an apartment building is the old lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario. Built in 1881, the lighthouse served as an important part of the then booming fishing and shipping industry on Lake Huron. It’s the only lighthouse on the Bruce coastline that is set so close to the main “downtown” area. The tower sits on the lighthouse keeper’s two-story home. In the past the lighthouse keeper would walk up the 69 steps twice daily ...

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Reasons to visit a farm - horses

Five Reasons Why You Should Spend a Day on a Farm

I’m up close and personal with Leroy the llama. To clarify – as close as he will allow me. Leroy doesn’t like to be touched, so all I can do is hold out my hand to let him sniff it and snort a bit of his snot all over it. His soft gaze is entrancing. He’s handsome, with his big eyes, soft-looking mouth with the glimpse of a toothy grin occasionally showing. A piece of grass is stuck in-between his ...

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