Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The 2019 Mazda6 Experience

2019 Mazda6
We gave the all new 2019 Mazda6 a go recently and here are our thoughts. If you owned a Mazda6 from the past 5 years you wouldn't notice a drastic change in design. Instead, Mazda has added more power, tech, and subtle tweaks to the exterior design to keep this popular mid-sized family sedan in check with the competition.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Interactive Learning at Science North and Dynamic Earth in Sudbury

sudbury science north
This summer we spent a couple of days exploring Sudbury in Northeastern Ontario, the famous Big Nickel! When the giant meteorite struck 1.85 billion years ago in the Sudbury region, it had created an ore-bearing impact structure, one of the world's most famous geological features. This is why this region has one of the largest concentrations of mines in the world. We loved exploring two famous attractions, the Science North and Dynamic Earth, as well as other family fun attractions in the area.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Stepping back to the past, farming, and family adventure in Leamington

John R. Park Homestead leamington
During our visit to Leamington we had a few interesting experiences. We stepped back into the past when we visited John R. Park Homestead and Point Pelee National Park. Then we had a family adventure at Colasanti's, and learned all about farming at Lee and Maria's farm walking tour. While we explored the area we enjoyed delicious meals at Freddy's restaurant and Bradt's Butcher Block, and went to Sweet Retreat for ice cream. 

Foodie spots in Leamington: Freddy’s Restaurant, Sweet Retreat, and Bradt’s Butcher Block

sweet retreat banana boat leamington
If you enjoy trying out different types of food then you will really enjoy the amount of choices available in Leamington. We checked out three different and unique spots when we were exploring Leamington; Freddy's Restaurant, Sweet Retreat, and Bradt's Butcher Block. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A day well spent in Windsor-Essex - Adventure and Relaxation

windsor essex travel peche island
During our recent travels to Windsor-Essex, we took a trip to Peche Island and then enjoyed lunch at Healthy Mama before heading to the Adventure Bay Waterpark and checking in at Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront. We ended our evening with a delicious meal at Paramount Windsor and strolled by the waterfront to watch the sunset over the Detroit river. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria is coming to Toronto and Giveaway

Cirque du Soleil Alegria
We are very excited about Cirque du Soleil's Alegria coming to Toronto! And thrilled to be partnering with Cirque du Soleil to offer our readers a chance to win two tickets to watch the show at Ontario Place any day between September 12th to November 24th, 2019. In the previous years, we watched Volta and Corteo, both awesome and unique shows.  

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Exploring Space, Stars and the Moon

ontario science centre space exhibit
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first human to step on the moon, the Ontario Science Centre and the Aga Khan Museum have must explore exhibits. During our recent visit to the Ontario Science Centre we explored the space themed exhibitions; Astronaut and Women in Space exhibits. We also learned from The Moon: A voyage through time exhibit at the Aga Khan museum 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Horse and His Boy at the Shaw Festival

the horse and his boy shaw festival
Going to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-lake would make a memorable weekend getaway or a day trip. Every year there is a show that is perfect for families with young children and teenagers. This year it is The Horse and His Boy based on C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. Last year, we watched the Magician's Nephew also based on the children's fantasy novel Narnia. My children have read the novels and watched a few of the movies, they were excited to see how the story would be acted on stage.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Winter Driving in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

Mazda CX-5 Signature 2019
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 had an exceptional design which made it one of the most successful models in its lineup. With the introduction of the 2019 CX-5 series, Mazda has taken this model to the next level by adding a Signature top-tier trim level and giving it a power-up by introducing a turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine similar to its big brother the CX-9.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Beauty of Canadian Wildlife in Winter at Parc Omega

parc omega in winter
Once you discover the fun at Parc Omega, you will want to visit every season and multiple times too, as it is very exciting for the entire family. Since the first time we stayed over and explored Parc Omega, we visited it again in the summer, and promised ourselves to check its beauty in winter.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Exploring the Joys of Winter at the Ottawa Gatineau Winterlude

We had an opportunity to celebrate the joys of winter in Canada's capital region, Ottawa-Gatineau. The annual Winterlude will be happening until February 18th. There are lots of free activities for the entire family! Check the official Winterlude site for details on hours and locations. There were a lot of fun activities to do despite the cold weather.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Understanding Food and Spices

spice book
Over the years, I have experimented with different spices while cooking and baking - either adding or swapping it to get flavours we enjoy. Reflecting back, I feel my journey to understand, know, and appreciate different spices was because of my opportunities to experiment and include it into our meals. This has made me feel comfortable in deciding which flavours would work well, and which spices I want to add.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Win Bingemans' Ultimate Family Gift of Lights package

gift of lights kitchener
Gift of Lights at Bingemans is the largest drive thru Holiday Light Display in Southwestern Ontario. This year there are two tunnels and more animated and static light displays than ever before! It is fun to see the holiday spectacle of lights from inside the comfort of our vehicle, while listening to holiday music by tuning into Gift of Lights Radio at 100.1FM. Gift of Lights has already started and will end on January 5th, check the Bingemans website for times as it varies. This fun experience for all ages, families, couples, groups, and corporate events.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Win Tickets to Cirque du Soleil Corteo

Cirque du Soleil Corteo
We loved watching Cirque du Soleil Volta last year when it came to Toronto. The experience of watching the skillful acrobatic performances, dances, movements, music, and narrative was something that made it a memorable experience. We are excited that this year Cirque du Soleil will be performing their show Corteo in Toronto at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) from December 12 - 16, 2018 for a limited run of eight performances.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Win FREE GAS for a year with Desjardins Insurance

FREE GAS for a year with Desjardins Insurance
We love road trips! We have been driving to explore many provinces in Canada, and find it to be a fun way to see a variety of different attractions, cities, and towns. This experience gives us an opportunity to get to know people and history of these places. However, road trips don't come cheap. One of the main costs of road trips is filling the gas tank, especially when gas prices hike up all the time. Now we have a chance to enter and win FREE GAS for a year with Desjardins Insurance. All you have to do is simply get a quote to enter! #GetAQuoteAndWin

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Camping at Bonnechere Provincial Park, Exploring the Caves, and our first Pow Wow

bonnechere caves
We went to relax and explore Refrew County in the Ottawa valley this summer. From the first Anishinabe settlers to European immigrants, visitors are attracted to the charms of the rushing water, peaceful lakes, rolling hills, and trails in this county.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Discovering the Chocolate Trail and the outdoors in Stratford and Perth County

avon boat
During our trip to Stratford and Perth County, we not only explored its heritage by visiting museums and historical sites, but also explored its rich theatre and the arts. We also participated in unique trails, crafted our own candles, enjoyed beautifully maintained gardens, and went on boat rides.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Theatre and the arts in Stratford, Ontario

costume warehouse
We love being creative every opportunity we get. Sometimes, we find the need for a little inspiration to spark our creative energy, and we got this when we went to see the play The Music Man, and took a tour of the Costume Warehouse during our time in Stratford and Perth County

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Exploring the heritage of Stratford and Perth County

castle kilbride
We spent a few days towards the end of our summer vacation exploring the heritage, trails, theatre, and outdoor activities in Stratford and Perth County. While enjoying the activities in this area, we stayed at Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat located in Stratford. It is a family friendly woodland retreat close to all the amenities, a few minutes from the Stratford Festival Theatre. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Staying at the Long Point Eco Adventures Wilderness Suite

Long Point Eco Adventures Wilderness Suite
Long Point Eco Adventures located a couple of hours from Toronto is a 37 acre site opened in 2003 by owners Mike McArthur and Dave Pond. It is a fabulous place for the whole family to enjoy a variety of unique eco-adventures. We loved the experiences of zip-lining, doing the apiary tour, stargazing, axe throwing, and hiking during our stay, read the details of each of these adventures and how suitable they are for families on this post.