My first day in Nicaragua and I can’t believe I’m here. And if I thought I was going to be rouging it, so far that just hasn’t happened, at least not at the sustainable Jicaro Eco Lodge, a private island with just 9 villas. I haven’t just been lying around the pool. I got up […]
“Tenderloin is for people who don’t like steak,” Amy Rosen says, as we’re sitting at the CN Tower with our writer amigo, Heather Greenwood Davis, just as the words, I’ll have the tenderloin, are ready to fall from my lips. Without blinking I smoothly change direction and order the New York Cut Striploin. God forbid […]
What happens when your boyfriend decides renting a motorbike in France is a marvellous idea, and you think riding a great white shark through the Atlantic Ocean is more sensible? Read on to see if the relationship can survive. Renting a motorbike in France, is it a good idea? After a big fight with my […]
Robert Louis Stevenson may have trod this perilous area with a donkey named Modestine in his short novel Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes written in 1879, but that was nothing compared to driving the scary roads of the Cévennes with a GPS, a difficult finicky animal Mark and I have named, appropriately, Modestine. […]
So my boyfriend, Mark, was driving us to East Caledon to cycle the Caledon Trailway. Let me say right here, I’m no Lance Armstrong. I’m not even Lance Armstrong’s left arm. I’ve cycled twice in the last 7 months. Once was Friday – we cycled Toronto’s Leslie Spit, and the second time was Saturday when we cycled the Beltline. […]
Signing up for an active holiday in Wales doesn’t mean just a bit of fresh air. It means scaring the beejeesus out of yourself and getting soaked in the process. Gorge walking pushed me to the limits. In fact, it pushed me over the limit. It pushed me over the rocks into a waterfall. […]
My first day in Wales and I am bruised, sore and ready for wine with dinner. Brecon Beacons National Park is a scenic (duh, what park isn’t?) inland park with a lot of sheep. But my fun was all indoors today, at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre with 5,000 square feet of climbing and bouldering […]
It’s hard for skating rinks in Toronto to measure up to the Quay Rink in Old Montreal.