Ottawa: The Charming Rideau Canal

A Weekend trip is a great way to explore a city close by and being in Toronto has provided us with several options including the beautiful city of Ottawa. About 280 miles, is the distance between Toronto & Ottawa by car and it took us about 5 hours to drive with one food stop on the way. Our itinerary had some of the must-see places in the city – Parliament Hill, National … Continue reading Ottawa: The Charming Rideau Canal

Enchanting Tour of the historic Old Montreal

A visitor information centre is usually the right place to start, when planning to explore a new city. And that was our first stop. We looked around for guide maps and detailed brochures for our visit and picked up a few. Though we had the information in our hand, we spoke to one of the experts there – who really helped us in understanding the rough layout … Continue reading Enchanting Tour of the historic Old Montreal

Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

“Sorry, we are closed now for a wedding ceremony”, it was so disappointing to hear that after walking for three blocks to the Notre-Dame Basilica from the parking. “So, when will it be open to public?” I asked. “Between 6:30 to 8 p.m., it will be open for everyone.” That was relieving. Well, it wasn’t that bad as we got more time to explore Old … Continue reading Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

Montana’s : Delicious Saturday Lunch

With the tickets for the movie ‘Jurassic World’ in our hands along with enough time – a hearty lunch was the right fit. Picked Montana’s for their fun Patio and an interesting menu. And it wasn’t just good, it turned out to be pretty awesome. We enjoyed a great summer lunch. Sunny day calls for a drink and I beagn with their jam jar lemonade … Continue reading Montana’s : Delicious Saturday Lunch

Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal

An unfamiliar language, increases the time spent on doing routine things. Well, we were in the city of Montreal, where 70% of the people speak french and it is also the second largest french speaking city in the world after Paris. With everything in French and not in English (as we are used to), everything took longer – from getting directions to reading a menu. Lesson … Continue reading Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal

CN Tower: Delectable Lunch at the 360 Restaurant

“One of the best birthday lunch ever”. Sipping a Martini while revolving by the window overlooking the entire Toronto city in a melodious tune at the 360 Restaurant in CN Tower. I enjoyed very bit of it – the splendid views, the gorgeous food and the great service. A three-course meal at the 360 Restaurant is a must, when in Toronto and we took the … Continue reading CN Tower: Delectable Lunch at the 360 Restaurant

Toronto: Top 10 things to do in Distillery District

The Distillery Historic District – just a few blocks from St Lawrence Market is the place to be when visiting Toronto. From the vibrant art galleries & boutiques, trendy stores to fabulous Restaurants & cafes – all in restored 19th century red brick buildings of Victorian Industrial Architecture – there are plenty of things to do here. Take a walk on the cobblestone streets and … Continue reading Toronto: Top 10 things to do in Distillery District

St Lawrence Market: Food Lovers’ Paradise

A one-stop location for buying organic groceries, savoring special preparations, learning how to bake a cake or becoming an expert chef, perfect for hosting a party, getting your couple portfolio shot, meeting friends over a cup of Victorian tea, having a good time with family, great for photography addicts, tasting specialty foods and getting that excellent piece of meat for the upcoming reunion. Undoubtedly, St … Continue reading St Lawrence Market: Food Lovers’ Paradise

Nature’s Artistry: Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave

Perfect weather in Poconos. Trip extended by another day. More time to explore gorgeous Pennsylvania. Checked in for the night after a wonderful day of zip-lining in the valley. The following day, we had to pick one of the two places to visit – Dingmans Falls or the Crystal Cave. Was a tough one, but we decided to see the caves. The GPS was kind … Continue reading Nature’s Artistry: Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave

Graffiti Alley: Slice of Toronto’s Vibrant Street Art

A loud burst of colors takes over the entire field of view sweeping one into the realm of imagination. That’s a Graffiti Alley moment. It’s surreal, to see the artistic sketches of underwater life covering a wall of the entire three-floor building, scary monsters popping from behind the cars, a peek into the future through a piece of looking glass, enormous blooming flowers mushrooming from beneath … Continue reading Graffiti Alley: Slice of Toronto’s Vibrant Street Art