Cathedral of the Transfiguration

The Cathedral of the Transfiguration

Exploring a lesser known abandoned building in the Toronto area Last weekend we were meant to go on a 3 hour snowmobiling experience to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately, we got a call in the morning to say that one of the two key ingredients was missing. Whilst the snowmobiles were ready to go, sadly there wasn’t enough snow for them to do their thing. With a Zipcar … Continue reading The Cathedral of the Transfiguration

Niagara Icewine Festival

Celebrating winter in the Niagara Region

Let’s face it, Canada can get pretty cold in the winter. As tempting as it may be to escape to warmer climes, you can enjoy and embrace the Canadian winter by finding a fun event and wrapping up warm! When it comes to us, anyone who knows us well will know that are not huge fans of wine. However, they will also know that we … Continue reading Celebrating winter in the Niagara Region

A long weekend in Chicago: Part 1

A long weekend in Chicago: Part 1

Exploring the Windy City’s parks and architecture When you live in Europe, one of the cool things is that you are never more than a train ride or short flight away from exploring a new city over a long weekend. Now that we are living in North America we can now have long weekends exploring a new set of cities, that ordinarily you would not … Continue reading A long weekend in Chicago: Part 1

Algonquin canoeing moose

Canoes and moose in Algonquin Provincial Park

On the hunt for our first moose in Algonquin Provincial Park Since we’ve been in Canada, we’ve got excited at various points about spotting wildlife that we wouldn’t see in the UK. So far we’ve seen a mummy black bear with her two cubs, a coyote, mountain sheep, elk, a skunk, raccoons and several groundhogs! But other than bears, Canada’s other two iconic animals have … Continue reading Canoes and moose in Algonquin Provincial Park