One of America’s most fascinating pieces of underdog architecture lies in the heart of Buffalo, New York. Internationally, people hear “New York” and immediately picture architecture like the Empire State Building. If that’s the case, it’s time to check out…Read more.
For more than 35 years, the revolving cast of Saturday Night Live has provided biting commentary on the times through sketch comedy. More than 120 cast members have graced the stage, from the likes of Bill Murray to Eddie Murphy,…Read more.
The show was about nothing, but NYC still has plenty to show Seinfeld fans. We don’t really need to recap this show, but just in case you stumbled onto this page by mistake: Seinfeld was one of the most popular…Read more.
Blue Mountain is perhaps best known for skiing, as its name suggests. But this resort can be the perfect spring or summer getaway too. Located just off Highway 26 in Collingwood, Ontario, less than two hours from Toronto, Blue Mountain…Read more.
Searching for good pizza in New York City is like searching for grapes at a vineyard. They’re not hard to find, but some have certain indefinable qualities that make them scrumptiallylicious. Everybody knows pizza originated in Italy, but New York…Read more.
There aren’t too many places where you’re going to be able to enjoy an old-fashioned rye whisky made from the original 1790s recipe used by George Washington, but Mount Vernon’s distillery can hook you up. Named after the plantation estate…Read more.
Animal photos are e-mailed every minute of the day. Whether it’s a tabby on a catnip rampage or one of those underwater creatures that look like holograms, we can’t enough of animals, be they fluffy, fierce or funny. Time to…Read more.
The Catskills can be a wonderful cycling experience regardless of your skill level. The scenic landscape of these mountains tower over you from 3,000 feet up, both challenging and inspiring you to pedal on through some of the best trails…Read more.
Jardin Botanique is a must-see whenever my family visits Montreal. With some 75 hectares of brilliant flowers and colourful living sculptures, it’s an enchanting spot that invigorates and nourishes the soul with each and every visit. This wonderful voyage offers…Read more.
In just a bit over two hours by car from Montreal, you can find yourself curled up in front of a fireplace. That fireplace is in a wood cabin surrounded by sweet sugar maple trees — and those sugar maple…Read more.
Coney Island (1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY) offers a unique sense of Americana that has become harder and harder to find in modern times. Even if you’ve never been, you’ve almost definitely seen a Hollywood film scene that was shot…Read more.
Auburn Hills is just a simple 40-minute drive from downtown Detroit and offers one of my favorite type of day trips: one that’s planned around an evening event. It’s so nice to pop out of the city for a day,…Read more.
The simple, calming atmosphere of Lake Placid (2608 Main Street Lake Placid NY) is one of the first things I think of when I set my mind to romance. In my mind’s eye, I see rustic wooden cottages, mountains, our…Read more.
Known for its natural beauty, amazing food and relaxed atmosphere, Niagara wineries are well worth a visit for a weekend getaway, regardless of whether you can tell the difference between a Bordeaux and a Baco Noir (spoiler alert: this author…Read more.
Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market was crowned by National Geographic in 2012 as being the best food market in the world, and with good reason. Boasting 120 vendors, merchants and artisans offering everything from brisket to blue cheese-stuffed olives, it’s no…Read more.
Weekend trips are always tricky. To make the most of our measly two days off, most of us will get up Saturday at the crack of dawn, pack up the car and head down the road, driving for hours and cramming as…Read more.
For the avid player, Toronto golf is a bit of a letdown when it comes to public courses. But if you are looking for a spot to let a youngster try out his or her first “round” in an actual…Read more.
Microbreweries are popping up everywhere these days. While they’ve long taken a back seat to wine and whiskey, now are the days of the beer connoisseur, and the Ottawa region is great place to get your taste on. Draw a…Read more.
Sometimes context can completely change art. Put the Mona Lisa on the side of a convenience store, and it somehow changes. Should art only be displayed in a gallery? Why? Well, what better backdrop than nature itself — the great…Read more.
Ever wanted to pull a Mary Poppins and walk right into a painting of a perfect little town, birds chirping, sun shining, chimney sweeps spontaneously breaking into song? Admit it, we all have (minus the chimney sweep, maybe?). Well, the…Read more.