Category: Canada

Maple Weekend in Muskoka

Maple syrup, liquid gold…whatever you’d like to call it, it’s delicious. We’re lucky to live in Canada, the land of maple syrup. Virtually all maple syrup is produced in Canada. There’s a few pockets in the USA that make syrup as well, but the vast majority is here. Right now, we’re in the heart of maple syrup season. Muskoka is celebrating with a Maple Syrup Festival that runs from now until April 20th. I spent the weekend exploring Muskoka and trying delicious maple products. Thanks for hosting, Muskoka Tourism.

We spent the weekend at the Lone Pine Inn. I stayed in a patio suite that had beautiful picture windows, a cozy living room, and a full kitchen. It was like staying in a cozy cottage. We were greeted in the best possible way, with a 6 pack of local beer from Sawdust City Brewing. (The owners of the inn actually own the brewery as well.) (more…)

Weekend Getaway: Winter in Grey County

Spring may be around the corner, but snow isn’t going anywhere, at least not for a little bit. Why not enjoy the crisp cold air and fluffy white snow? I spent a weekend exploring Grey County.

Checking Into the Falls Inn

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When we first arrived, we checked into the Falls Inn at Walter’s Falls. This beautiful Inn is located right beside Walter’s Falls, and many of the rooms have a great view. (more…)

A Winter Sleigh Ride at Dual Acres

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When people say that there’s nothing to do in the winter, it baffles me. There’s so much to do! Whether you stay in Toronto or go a bit further to neighboring regions, you can definitely find a way to enjoy the winter.

For me, one of my winter goals for the last few years has been to go on a sleigh ride. Last month, in Grey County, my sleigh ride dreams came true! (more…)

Weekend Getaway: Stratford, Ontario

A visit to Stratford in the fall has been on my list for quite some time. Whenever I visit Stratford, I’m always blown away by their amazing food offerings and charming downtown area. I always leave with a cooler full of delicious food! Thinking of planning your own trip to Stratford soon? Here’s what you should add to your list.

Where to Stay: Lofts at 99

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Lofts at 99 is located above a bar, but don’t let that deter you. When we checked in, it was late at night and the bar was loud and filled with customers. However, when I walked up the flight of stairs and down the hallway to my room, it was silent. Despite the room being so close to the bar downstairs, we couldn’t hear a peep from the bar, which was great. (more…)

Heartless Girl Guide to Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

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When I started planning my Porter Escape to St.John’s, I knew that I wanted to visit Gros Morne National Park. This amazing national park is massive and diverse. Here, mountains, beaches, bogs, lighthouses and more can be found. The park also has some of the highest density of moose in the world. Alas, I didn’t see any moose, but maybe next time.

Getting there

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Gros Morne is considerably far from St.John’s. Over 600 kilometers away, to be exact. If you feel up for a road trip, you can get there within 6 hours driving from St.John’s. On the way, you can stop at Twillingate and go whale watching, or catch a glimpse of icebergs depending the time of year. If you’d prefer to fly, you can fly to Stephenville, Newfoundland and then drive for about 2 hours to reach the park. Or, you can fly to Deer Park, Newfoundland and driving for half an hour to the park. (more…)

Heartless Girl Guide to St.John’s, Newfoundland

Weekend Getaway in Grey County: Alpacas, Suspension Bridges & More

There’s so much to see and do in Grey County! If you live in Toronto or the GTA area, it’s not very far but feels worlds away. I spent a wonderful summer weekend in Grey County. Here’s what I did!

Stay in a Cottage by the Lake

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The Cedars of Lake Eugenia have it all. Waterfront views, chef cooked meals and a comfortable bed to rest your head. Read all about my stay here.

Make Some Alpaca Friends

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I’ve been obsessed with alpacas for awhile. They’re just so cute! I jumped at the chance to visit Kicking Back Alpaca Ranch. The alpacas here are super cute, fluffy and well cared for. The males and females are separated, and I was able to visit them and get a tour. Did you know that baby alpacas are called crias?

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The alpacas are shorn for their super soft hair At the farm they have a small short selling yarn, cozy socks and other alpaca hair goods. (more…)

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