Destinations

This is where you will find info about our favorite destinations.

What to Eat at the 2014 Calgary Stampede

There are 32 new foods to try and many old favorites at this year’s Calgary Stampede. We tried as many as our stomachs could handle in one day and here are our results. Our favourite food from this year’s midway is the Moose Ears found at the Bannock booth at the entrance to the Indian Village (near the south […]

Point Pelee – Birdie’s Perch Bustaurant

Their sign reads “We use only the finest, freshest Lake Erie Yellow Perch”. At Point Pelee National Park we asked a park warden about local fish from the lake, and she recommended Birdie’s Perch, which is located just outside the park. Birdie’s Perch is a double decker bus, converted into a “bustaurant”. Motown and Elvis […]

Canada’s Deep South – Point Pelee

We recently took a drive from Toronto, Ontario to visit Canada’s Deep South – that is Point Pelee National Park. Point Pelee is that wedge of land that juts out into Lake Erie, and is the southernmost point in mainland Canada. It’s latitude is just below 42°—about the same as Rome, Barcelona, and northern California. […]

Montreal bagels

Sorry New York, Montreal has the Best Bagels

…and they’re here in Calgary. Tension was building as we made our way through Calgary’s Friday afternoon traffic. We didn’t have to say what we were both thinking, “Would we get there in time?” We’ve faced disappointment before when we arrived too late and the owner, Siva, told us ‘sorry bagels are sold out today’. Once […]

Winston Goes to Spain

“Who will look after my dog?” is a common dilemma when going on vacation.  Our solution was to bring our Yorkshire Terrier, Winston, along with us for a six week trip to Spain. Winston has travelled with us on several road trips in western Canada and the US, but we have never taken a pet on a transAtlantic flight. If we were taking a […]

Why I love Nerja Spain

I love Nerja! This lovely Spanish town is surrounded by the Mediteranean sea, the Sierra Almijara mountains, flowers and orange trees. Although Nerja is visited by lots of tourists and is a favored spot for British expats, it still maintains its authentic Spanish flavor more than most beach towns along the Costa del Sol. In the centre […]