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A Place of Learning: Visiting Sudbury, Ontario

Fancy getting up close to a cute, friendly skunk without getting sprayed into smelliness? Or perhaps you want to take an iconic photo of yourself trying to hold the Big Nickel? Since my childhood visit to the mining town of Sudbury, Ontario, there have been many changes to the main attractions. Not surprising since my last visit was when I ...

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Things to take on a road trip

Things to Take On a Road Trip

I’m a planner. My husband Frank is spontaneous.  However, there are certain things that we plan for and take on a road trip – whether they are short one-day excursions or weekend getaways. We could live without them, but they do make the drive more pleasant. In no particular order, our top things to take on a road trip: iPad ...

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Things to do in Burlington, Ontario

There are so many things to do in Burlington, Ontario – this list just scratches the surface, but gives you a good taste of what this amazing city has to offer residents and tourists alike. Since April 2012, I’ve been a resident of Burlington, Ontario. However, my many first-time experiences in this beautiful city go back to early 2010. My ...

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Spring Festivals and Events in Southern Ontario

Spring Festivals and Events in Southern Ontario

Spring is just around the corner. March and early April are a transition period in Southern Ontario, where there are fewer snow storms, geese and other birds begin reappearing and in some cases, colourful crocuses break up the drably coloured ground. This time period is one where you plan out your backyard or balcony garden, take a March break with ...

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Honeymoon in the UK: Day 7, Part 1 – Visiting Loch Ness, Fort Augustus & Aonach Mor

The western side of Scotland, extending down from Loch Ness through to the area of Ben Nevis and Glencoe, has some of the most beautiful landscapes we’ve ever seen. High hills and mountains, and some desolate areas along the A82 southeast of Glencoe, can be spectacular as well as humbling. The land makes you realize how difficult it could have ...

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