rows and row of colourful fruit

Ontario Getaway: St. Jacobs Farmers’ & Flea Market

Just one and a half hour’s drive from downtown Toronto, near Kitchener and Waterloo, lies Ontario’s Mennonite Country, complete with working farms, picturesque towns, Ontario’s last wooden covered bridge, and a huge market full of fresh food, antiques, and flea market finds.  St. Jacobs Farmers’ & Flea Market is open Thursday and Saturday from 7am…

two dogs sitting on a dock in front of a lake

Muskoka Long Weekend

Spending summer weekends at the cottage is a classic Canadian past time. Luckily, even though I don’t have a cottage, I DO have great friends who let me hang out at theirs! Here are a few of my favourite moments from this Labour Day weekend: Watching the world go by while enjoying a cold beer…

Travel Tip #2: Sign up for everything

Join mailing lists.  Recently I went to Miraval Resort in Arizona, a top world spa and way over my usual budget.  How did I do this?  My friend was on their mailing list and got word that they were having an incredible summer sale, so we booked it immediately.   Hotels and airlines will notify subscribers of…