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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. When not learning how to take pretty pictures with her DSLR, Margaret enjoys sharing her experiences and stories through this blog.
Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

In early Spring, the trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park are a magical place in the early morning. With few hikers on the trails, you can stop, take a breath and listen to bird songs. Waking up very early on the Saturday of Victoria Day long weekend, my husband and I drove three hours from Burlington to experience the ...

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Review Delta Montreal

Review: Delta Montreal

The Delta Hotel chain keeps on impressing me. With Delta’s focused effort on updating their hotel properties across Canada, the experience of staying at one keeps improving as well. My recent experience while travelling for business, has inspired me to review Delta Montreal – a location I’d stay at once again when visiting the city. Customer service is excellent here ...

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Son of a Peach in Burlington

Son of a Peach in Burlington

The name of  Son of a Peach in Burlington is unforgettable. With a play on the similar sounding “Son of a Bitch”, this downtown “gastro-pizzeria” has stood out from all other restaurants in the area with its funky name. But there’s more to this spot in Village Square than its interesting moniker. The food is fresh and flavourful and the ...

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Scents that trigger fond memories - whisky in a rocks glass.

Scents that trigger fond memories

Ever have a moment where you smell something and a nice memory pops into your mind? There are scents that trigger fond memories and make people happy – our brain records what we are sensing when we are feeling happy. I won’t go into all the scientific details but what we need to know is that the olfactory nerve (by ...

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