This year was full of holiday baking firsts for me. First time making shortbread (so crumbly), first time dipping stuff in chocolate (why you gotta fall off the toothpicks, balls?!), and the first time refrigerating dough (it works! Who knew? Oh, that would be pretty much everyone else.). Fun times were had while creating a whole lot of … [Read more]
Just like the students of Hogwarts, our little HPN club took a break from magic during the summer holiday. With those warm summer days far behind us we were raring to get her going again and this instalment was to begin with a special Harry Hallowe’en party. Lindsay the Golden Snitch arrived first, natch. She was then followed by … [Read more]
Lunenburg was the last destination on our road trip through the Maritimes. Located on Mahone Bay, it’s a vibrant port town that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Instead of going on and on about this gem of a place, I’ve decided to … [Read more]
The Annapolis Valley is known to have some of the warmest weather and richest soils in eastern Canada. It’s full of high tides, colourful farmland, and sweet, sweet wine, which was one of the main reasons for our visiting the area. Here’s what a full day touring and tasting through Nova Scotia’s wine country is like. Luckett Vineyards … [Read more]
Winnipeg just finished hosting GoMedia Marketplace — the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)‘s annual travel media marketplace that profiles Canadian tourism products to domestic and international travel media. Since Travel Manitoba was this year’s host, I was asked to join the Social Media team, which also included peeps from Tourism Winnipeg and the CTC.
The Annapolis Valley. A place I had never heard about until I asked for East Coast travel feedback on Facebook. After the fifth person recommended the region, it was added to the list. The region is located along the Bay of Fundy and is chock-full of farms, orchards and vineyards. It had a bit of … [Read more]
It’s a rainy and windy day today in the Maritimes due to Hurricane Arthur making his way up the Atlantic Coast, which makes it a great time to write a post. We’ve been here for a week now and it’s everything we hoped it would be. We pretty much get our breath taken away around every bend … [Read more]
This is the best way to spend a work day. Our fishing and hunting guru, Shel Zolkewich, invited me to join her, local anglers and a bunch of media to Travel Manitoba’s annual Fish Tales event. The morning was chilly, but everyone was heatedly anticipating getting out on the Red to reel in a few feisty channel cats.