The Rookery

Highlights of Open House Chicago

When we had last visited Chicago in September 2015, we were stunned by how its downtown was packed with so many attractive buildings. Ever after, we always had our eye on returning for the Open House Chicago festival to explore the city’s buildings from behind-the-scenes. Last year we made that happen as we rendezvoused in Chicago with my aunt and uncle – who handily happens … Continue reading Highlights of Open House Chicago

Algonquin canoe May 2018

Road trips from Toronto: exploring the Provincial Parks of Muskoka

3 parks, 2 days, 1 pass Algonquin Provincial Park is not only huge, but is also blessed by having other provincial parks scattered around its fringes. Armed with a Ontario Parks Annual Vehicle Permit and now with the satisfaction of having seen our first Algonquin moose, we spent the next two days exploring more of what the park has to offer, as well as two … Continue reading Road trips from Toronto: exploring the Provincial Parks of Muskoka

Algonquin moose May 2018

Finally seeing our first Algonquin moose

We have had some great experiences in Algonquin Provincial Park, from seeing autumnal colours in 2014, to canoeing and swimming in Canoe and Joe Lakes on a beautifully sunny and warm day in 2015. We’ve also had some challenging experiences such as canoeing all day in torrential wind and rain in 2016. But in all those visits we had yet to see one of Algonquin’s … Continue reading Finally seeing our first Algonquin moose

Bermuda Railway Trail view from Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Top 3 things to do on the Bermuda Railway Trail

For both me and Emma, the Christmas holidays brings a closed office, and so not wanting to spend 12 days in Toronto’s winter, we jetted off to somewhere far warmer, Bermuda. There are a lot of tropical sounding islands – Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda and Bermuda. But only three of those are in the Caribbean, the odd one out being Bermuda, which sits out all by … Continue reading Top 3 things to do on the Bermuda Railway Trail

Inside Unionville Curling Club - an introduction to curling

Learning a new sport – an introduction to curling

Trying out curling for the first time at Unionville Curling Club. With the Winter Olympics recently finishing, curling is yet again in the spotlight. Even Mr. T got in on the act. Curling is cool, I Pity The Fool who don’t like Curling! Grrr #curlingiscoolfool — Mr. T (@MrT) February 20, 2018 Back in the UK, it once again represented one of our best medal … Continue reading Learning a new sport – an introduction to curling

Haeleum Reccan insect repellent shirt

Review: Haeleum Reccan insect repellent shirt

We recently put the Haeleum Reccan through its paces. The Reccan is an insect repellent shirt, which if you plan to be doing any outdoor activities during a Canadian summer, could prove to be a very useful piece of kit. No one likes getting bitten by a mosquito or their fellow bugs, and Emma and myself are no different. I feel like I have an … Continue reading Review: Haeleum Reccan insect repellent shirt

Niagara Falls

Why Canada should be your next travel destination

This is a collaborative post written by Meghan Andrews. Although it’s absolutely full to the brim with things to do and see, many travellers don’t even consider Canada as a potential holiday destination. Be sure to put it at the top of your bucket list for your next trip – here are just a few reasons why the North American country should be your next … Continue reading Why Canada should be your next travel destination

Bon Echo Provincial Park

Camping, canoeing and pictographs at Bon Echo Provincial Park

After a couple of fun camping trips last year, we were excited to book a trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park this summer to celebrate Canada Day. Bon Echo is one of Ontario’s most popular parks, thanks to Mazinaw Rock with its centuries old Aboriginal pictographs and a very large lake to explore. Our long weekend didn’t get off to the best of starts when … Continue reading Camping, canoeing and pictographs at Bon Echo Provincial Park

The Little Care Package Review and Promo Code

A subscription box for Brits in Canada and the USA Nothing beats the excitement when an email pops into my inbox to say we have a package delivery. It’s even more exciting when that package is a parcel of British goodies from new company The Little Care Package. Unfortunately, the box arrived after dark which meant filming and photographing it was apparently out of the … Continue reading The Little Care Package Review and Promo Code