View of Toronto Skyline from Toronto Islands

Did you know that Toronto has a small group of islands that are easily accessible by boat and ferry? Here’s a complete guide to Toronto Islands – how to get there, where to eat, and the top things to do. Read this guide BEFORE you visit for a…

Best Beaches in Toronto - Gibraltor Point Beach

“Toronto has beaches?” – this is the reaction I garner when I talk about Toronto beaches. Usually, people assume Toronto to be a landlocked city, and even if they know that it’s located on the shores of Lake Ontario, they don’t expect the lake to have sandy beaches.…

Winter in Toronto can be a magical time, with plenty of activities and events to enjoy despite the colder weather. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, here are some of the top things to do in Toronto in the winter: Skate at Nathan Phillips Square: One of…

Dog friendly beaches Toronto

Traveling with your furry best friend can be a fulfilling experience. As many dog owners can attest, your dog is an extension of your family, and having to keep him or her on a leash on a beach is not so pleasant. If you are visiting Toronto, there’s…

The Beaches Toronto

The Beaches Toronto is a charming neighborhood located in east Toronto. Whenever I visit The Beaches neighborhood, I forget that I am in Toronto. It feels like I’m on a holiday in a beachside town that’s typical of a Hallmark movie. I love shopping at the local boutiques,…

Blue Pool, the source of the Emerald Pool, sits on a volcano and has a vivid blue color due to the mineral deposits.

Krabi Islands, in particular, the Phi Phi islands and Maya Bay, have become very popular with tourists after the release of the movie, The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio. I must confess, I was also heavily influenced by this movie. When I saw, onscreen, the white sand beaches…

View of Scarborough Bluff at Scarborough Heights Park

Scarborough Bluffs is one of my favorite spots in Toronto and I thought that after 5 years in Toronto and visiting the Bluffs numerous times, I knew all that there was to know about it. This weekend, I found out the Bluffs has a lot more hidden secrets…

Antelope Canyon X Blog Post Header

Antelope Canyon had long been on my must-see places in the USA list. So, when I visited Las Vegas in 2019, just before the pandemic hit, I was happy to find that I could easily do a day trip from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon. What surprised me…

Model of a 1860's territorial jail at Seligman Depot, Arizona

On the way to see the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, our bus tour stopped for lunch at the small town of Seligman, Arizona (link to Goolge Maps). Disney fans may recognize Seligman as the inspiration behind the town in the movie ‘Cars’. My…

Traveling Pari - A Travel Blog

Most of us travel to escape our everyday stress and routine. We plan to get away to another city, even another country to relax, unwind and see some interesting sights. But, what actually happens is quite the opposite. Instead of the trip being a reprieve away from stress,…