Family Tradition – Canadian National Exhibition

Visiting the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) has been a family tradition since I was a little girl and continues today. It has been a tradition for many Canadians since it began in 1879 as The Toronto Industrial Exhibition and is now also known as The Ex. The CNE is open for 18 days beginning August 19 and runs until September 5, 2016. As a young girl, I would go with my father, who would be in the Warrior’s Day Parade on the first Saturday after opening.  He played drums in a … Continue reading

A Summer Fling with Ford Flex – On the Road around Ontario

Summer Fling

We just began the month of June which means school’s almost finished for the summer and have we got some planning to do. During the first week of July, we are starting our vacation with a Summer Fling. We haven’t met the fella yet, but I hear he is a comfy travel companion, seats up to six with a spacious storage area for all our travelling needs. It has been quite awhile since we hit the highway and were off on an adventurous road trip.  We would love to travel around Ontario and … Continue reading

Hidden Hotel Costs – Be Aware!


In July, I had booked a room in the Novotel Hotel- Mississauga, to be near an event my daughter was to be in on July 26. My reservation was confirmed and the amount to be paid at the hotel was stated. I was not aware of any other hidden hotel costs, until we arrived at our destination and slapped with a cost of a security deposit. I have stayed at a few hotels in the past and have never had to pay a security deposit, unless I was traveling with … Continue reading

Redpath Waterfront Festival – June 2015

Redpath Waterfront Festival

Each year along the Harbourfront of Lake Ontario in Toronto, the Redpath Waterfront Festival happens. On Saturday we hopped on the subway and headed down to Union Station to catch the streetcar that would take us to Queens Quay to start our adventures at the festival. Redpath Waterfront Festival We began our adventure by the Queens Quay Terminal, which was basically in the middle of the festival and walked towards the Redpath Sugar Refinery. On our first stop, we were able to try some sugar cookies. Hubby did the 1 … Continue reading

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west on Hollywood Boulevard. When visiting California, it was on my list of things to do while there. It is probably one of the most visited attractions. Remember though, it is a long hot walk so you will want to bring water and most of all sunscreen. It was an amazing feeling as I followed the stars along the boulevard, recognizing the names as I walked. Now remember this is a big attraction, so there will be crowds … Continue reading