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Author Archives: Margaret Bourne

Margaret Bourne is the Suburban Tourist – a lover of the outdoors, travel and food. With a career in PR, she balances work life with weekends of exploring with her husband Frank and son “Baby B”. When not learning how to take pretty pictures with her DSLR, Margaret enjoys sharing her experiences and stories through this blog.

Cocktail Supplies in Canada

Resources For Bar Tools and Cocktail Supplies In Canada

Cocktail culture is a trending thing in North America. But the question is – where can you find quality bar tools and cocktail supplies in Canada? As Adam McDowell writes in his book Drinks: A User’s Guide, we are now living in a golden age of cocktails. More home bar carts and basement bars include the good stuff. Fancy glassware ...

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Freshback Sport and Freshback Outdoor

Freshback Keeps Workout Clothes From Smelling

Disclaimer: I received a sample kit for review – no other compensation was provided. All opinions are based on my personal experience with the product.   Complete disclosure – I’m sweating a whole lot more these days. It’s because I’ve started working out on a daily basis. And my workout clothes are constantly in the wash. However, there’s a new ...

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Pick your own apples in Ontario

Pick your own apples in Ontario: a fall tradition

The air is crisper and the days shorter. Cinnamon and cloves, and pumpkin spiced coffee are scents that dominate bakeries and coffee shops. And it’s time to participate in the annual tradition where you pick your own apples in Ontario. Grandparents and parents take kids to see where food really comes from. They enjoy a few hours on a farm, ...

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50 Inspirational Nature Quotes

There’s much talk about how natural settings such as the woods or by the water can be therapeutic and stress-relieving, as well as great exercise. I believe this to be true and it seems that our ancestors knew this for a long time. This list of popular inspirational nature quotes from over the centuries shows that the woods, beaches and meadows ...

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Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader for outdoor reading

Why The Kindle Paperwhite is the Best E-Reader For The Outdoors

I was provided a sample for this post, along with accessories. All opinions below are based on my experience.  There’s nothing worse than blinding light reflecting off my iPad screen when I’m trying to read a book outside. It leads to eye-strain and inevitably a migraine headache. Amazon’s Kindle is the glare-free solution. After testing it out for a few ...

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day trips from Toronto

Five Top Day Trips From Toronto

Chances are, if you are a tourist, you’ve found this blog post by Googling “day trips from Toronto.” While exploring the city is exciting for a day or two, inevitably, you want to get a taste of what the province has to offer. Ontario Tourism’s slogan for many years has been “Yours to Discover.” It’s still relevant today as native ...

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