Places to visit the animals in Ontario
By Shari & Elisa Thursday, August 18, 2016
Studies show that animals can reduce tension & improve mood and we could all use a little stress relief, no matter what our age. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy visiting a zoo; it is a great place for a first date, a wonderful place to enjoy a beautiful day, and of…
Who needs the Islands? 6 Beaches Right Here in Ontario
By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Somehow, when we think of beaches, we think of Florida or the Caribbean, but never of Ontario. We are all wrong! Ontario has some spectacular beaches that rival those found anywhere. While some beaches are soft and sandy, others are a bit rockier. Agate Beach on Lake Superior is even covered with agates. While we…
Ontario’s artisanal food & farmers’ markets
By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Food tastes better when you meet the producers! Whether you live in an urban environment or a rural one, there is something about going to a farmers’ market or buying directly from the producers that just makes food taste better. One reason is that the meat and produce have usually travelled less distance and are…
4 things that have been around Ontario for a LONG time!
By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, June 8, 2016
These days, our lives are focused on what is new and hot! Restaurants, exhibits, events…it is all about being at the cutting edge – the first to try, the first to visit, etc. But what about old stuff? Shouldn’t we value things that have stood the test of time? Featured below are some things that…
Wear your rainbow colours with PRIDE!
By Shari & Elisa Thursday, May 26, 2016
Members of the LGBTQ community worldwide have come to associate Ontario with an accepting and even welcoming tone. As one of the earliest to allow gay marriage (4th country in the world), and with loads of LGBTQ bars and clubs, publications, and even 3 geographic areas that form the LGBTQ hubs of Toronto and Ottawa (Toronto’s…
Vacation resorts in Ontario
By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Our articles are often focused on the attractions and activities that you can do once you are in a city or town. And there are a LOT of those! But sometimes, it is nice to just hang out at a beautiful and/or activity-filled resort and not worry about leaving the property unless you want to…
Explore Ontario’s All-Natural Outdoor Wonders!
By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, April 13, 2016
We talk a lot about attractions, and museums, and waterparks, but sometimes, we have to remember that not everything is man-made. Sometimes, the natural wonders are forgotten but they really should be at the top of your list. Not only should we plan to discover them, but we should also work to protect them. Waterfalls…
Spring activities & Maple Syrup
By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, April 5, 2016
We know that spring is here when sugaring-off starts. This tradition and the maple and spring festivals that accompany it symbolize the end of winter; we know that after the sap starts to run, it won’t be long til the sun starts to warm us up and the first green shoots will start to push…
Gallery Hopping Around Ontario
By Shari & Elisa Friday, February 26, 2016
Ontario is known for producing some very fine artists (think Group of Seven), but it is also known for housing some incredible collections of work, some in architecturally significant galleries. Plan an art tour around the province – it’s a great activity, no matter what the weather! Paintings Whether you are ‘just’ a fan or…
Wineries & Microbreweries – Warm up from the inside out!
By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, December 22, 2015
We know that you’ve heard about some of Ontario’s wines, but did you know that there are now wineries in every single one of Ontario’s 7 regions, including Northern Ontario? And how about beer? Ontario is developing an equally fine reputation for craft brewing and we’ll bet you haven’t even started to make a dent…