Casa Loma

Playing The Dragon’s Song – Casa Loma’s newest escape room

We’ve been to Casa Loma – Toronto’s very own castle – a few times, including for Halloween’s Legends of Horror, a festive visit in the lead up to Christmas or just to enjoy the view of the city’s skyline from the top of the Baldwin Steps, but never before have we indulged in one of its interactive escape rooms. That all changed last month when … Continue reading Playing The Dragon’s Song – Casa Loma’s newest escape room

Chutes Provincial Park

Road tripping through Northern Ontario – Fairbank and Chutes Provincial Parks

After an excellent couple of days in Sudbury, we continued on our journey west to Lake Superior. Our next major destination was Sault Ste. Marie, but before we made it there, we had time to stop along the way at two small, but pretty, provincial parks – Fairbank and Chutes. Fairbank Provincial Park As we headed west from Sudbury on the Trans-Canada Highway, Fairbank Provincial … Continue reading Road tripping through Northern Ontario – Fairbank and Chutes Provincial Parks

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

Arrowhead cross country skiing moose pose

Cross-country skiing in Arrowhead

Arrowhead Provincial Park’s winter activities don’t stop with its skating trail, it is also home to a network of cross-country skiing trails. We put on a pair of skis for the first time in Canada to check them out. My first and only skiing experience had been just as traumatic as my first ever skating lesson. As with anything that required coordination, my one and … Continue reading Cross-country skiing in Arrowhead

Skating at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Picture a quintessential Canadian winter scene, snow covered evergreens as far as the eye can see, big fluffy snowflakes falling and a beautiful torch lit skating trail winding through the middle of it all. And there you have the Arrowhead Provincial Park Ice Skating Trail. It continues to be named as one of the top winter experiences in Canada, it even makes BlogTO’s top skating … Continue reading Skating at Arrowhead Provincial Park

XShot Sport camera extender pole Treetop Trekking

Review: XShot Sport Camera Extender Pole

UPDATE: Sadly our XShot Sport Camera Extender Pole broke after only 3 months and a few uses. We contacted XShot’s customer service in a couple of ways, but they were always extremely slow to respond. They did eventually say that they would send us a new pole, but it never arrived, and now they ignore our emails! So we bought another product which has worked … Continue reading Review: XShot Sport Camera Extender Pole

Changing Seasons of Toronto July Summer

The Changing Seasons of Toronto

When we lived in Cambridge, I remember coming across a piece of artwork on a market stall that always stuck with me. It consisted of four photos, all taken from the same point and at the same angle, along a beautiful tree-lined path that crosses Jesus Green. Each of the four photos was taken in a different season, and I loved not only the contrast … Continue reading The Changing Seasons of Toronto

Tew's Falls

Day trips from Toronto – Hamilton’s waterfalls

Last weekend we paid a visit to the city of Hamilton. For anyone not in the know, Hamilton is home to plenty of waterfalls, and is arguably one of the most important places in Canada, as it was home to the very first Tim Hortons! Hamilton is bounded by the Niagara Escarpment, which starts in upstate New York, passes through Ontario and along the Bruce … Continue reading Day trips from Toronto – Hamilton’s waterfalls