From July, 2015

Discover Ontario: Rockwood Conservation Area

Hello Ontario! Are you looking for something to do outside this summer, but you’re not interested in traveling too far? You should head out to one of the many awesome Conservation Authorities around Ontario. The majority of Conservation areas around the GTA will get you from your doorstep to the park entrance, within an hour…

A Great Canadian Cider Adventure (Part One)

In 2013 I had the pleasure of living in Australia for a year. While I was there, I discovered a couple of things about their adult beverage scene, the first of many lessons included the fact that I could drink an entire flat of beer on my own. Now, this is unusual, even for me,…

Discover Ontario: Elora Quarry Conservation Area

If you’re an Ontarian, or if you’re just here for a visit, there are plenty of wonderful experiences to be had, especially out in this hot summer sun! For those of you living in a city, I implore you to get out of it! Sure, we have wonderful cities, full of attractions and excitement, but…

Travail and Travel: Misadventures in Cappadocia

The sky is darkening gradually as the pale pink sun drifts slowly toward the horizon. The climb is beginning to wear on us and I give her a look of disdain as she stops to rest, even as my own heart is beating a feverish patter. Behind us, the fairy chimneys are beginning to come…

Face to Face, at Mt. Si

With Twin Peaks set to begin filming next year, why not revisit what is perhaps the most iconic set-piece of the show: Mount Si? Featured frequently and prominently throughout the show’s two series span, the mountain is perhaps most commonly seen behind the “Welcome to Twin Peaks” sign. Although it gained further prominence through the…

The Oregon Country Fair

This past weekend held the annual Oregon Country Fair. This event is everything from a fairyland tour to a testament to toplessness. The fair, in years past, had an annual showing of approximately 45,000 over its three-day showing. Of these, the majority come dressed as a number of mythical creatures such as fairies, gnomes and…

OMG, WTF are They Saying? I Thought Australians Spoke English!?

In less than 24 hours this vid has received over 1,520,000  views and there’s a reason for it. Anyone who has been to Australia has probably found themselves completely lost in the language. A couple of key phrases like “G’day” and “No Worries” are pretty easy to master, but you may have found yourself lost…

Become an Expert in Bargaining

If you’ve travelled through Asia or South America, you will have undoubtably found yourself in a place where bargaining was necessary. It’s a way of life in many regions of the world and you wont be able to buy anything without going through the process, unless of course, you feel like getting ripped off all…