The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Canada

Canadian Maple Syrup - The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Canada

Continuing with our series of suggestions for the best souvenirs to buy around the world, enjoy this selection of treats from Canada. The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Canada First Nations Arrow Head | Hockey Stick | Ice Wine | Indigenous Art | Lumberjack Shirt | Maple Syrup | RCMP Plush Toy | Salmon Jerky First Nations Arrow Head A flint arrowhead, ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Ray Bradbury

I asked in a previous week’s Travel Quote whether there’s a big overlap between those who love to travel and explore, and those who enjoy reading (or watching) science fiction. Taking joy in imagining places you haven’t been, what life might be like there, seems to me the common theme of both. Ray Bradbury was ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Roman Payne

We are made to move! Since first our species evolved, we’ve migrated around the whole world. For some of us, those itchy feet don’t like to settle permanently without the occasional wander to satisfy the itch! I’ve been enjoying a lot of quotes from Roman Payne lately. He’s an American novelist who moved to France ... Read more »

A Food Lover’s City Break in Ottawa’s Byward Market

Ottawa has a bit of a bad rap amongst Canadians. Visiting Toronto in Ontario and Montreal in Quebec, as soon as we mentioned that we were heading to the nation’s capital we were immediately asked why and told not to bother! Ottawa was dismissed as dull, boring and not worthy of our time by several ... Read more »

Peach & Ice Wine Jam | Using The Produce of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Welland’s Farmers Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake is not nearly as vast as the mind-boggling markets I visited in Montreal and Quebec but it’s plenty big enough to offer a wide selection and is a wonderful place to buy local and regional produce. Fruits, vegetables, fresh meat and dairy, cheese, honey, charcuterie, baked goods and other food and ... Read more »

Enjoying Ice Wine | The Vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

I adore dessert wines. The syrupy liquid nectar is too sweet for some, but I truly love the intensity of flavour that the best dessert wines bring to the glass. Some of my favourites are produced by noble rot, the action of Botrytis cinerea, a fungal mould that causes infected grapes to partially shrivel, raisin-like, ... Read more »