The Illumination of Niagara Falls has been amazing visitors for more than a century. Each time we are there, my husband and I sit in our hotel room, looking out onto the falls and hypothesize how it all works. Are the lights behind it? In front? It is automated? How many lights? How did it start? Continue reading “Niagara Falls: Just How Do They Light Up The Falls?”
My name is Allison and I unintentionally lie to my husband and children every November, without fail.
Allow me to set the scene. It’s mid-November, the leaves have all fallen off of the trees, the days are shorter and getting greyer by the second. I grab my giant cup of coffee and proudly announce that this-this is the year I am going to enjoy winter! We’re going to learn to snowshoe and cross-country ski and enjoy all of the parks that are open around us. Then, before I know it it’s mid-January and I’m spending my spare moments wrapped in my Snuggie, Continue reading “The Beauty and the Brrrr: 5 Niagara Falls Attractions for Your Family This Winter”
In the words of everybody’s favourite medical professional, Dr. Seuss
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
My mother was an elementary school teacher with a great love for children’s books. I so fondly recall crawling up on to her lap in the giant, wooden rocking chair while we uncovered the latest adventures of Curious George and Amelia Bedelia.
Lucky for us Canada also has a long list of entertaining and engaging children’s literature to broaden the imagination of our nation’s youngest readers. There is no feeling quite like Continue reading “Kids CanLit for Christmas! Explore Canada With Your Little Readers Through These Sweet Books”
Buckhorn & Lakefield, Ontario:
PUMPKINFEST! Two Words: Pumpkin. Cannon.
About 40 minutes North-ish of Peterborough, Ontario lies the itsy bitsy village of Buckhorn. We’ve been to the area several times to eat delectable Chinese food at the Cody Inn, inhale a Kawartha Hoagie at Mainsreet Landing or to Pizza Alloro for the most interesting and mouthwatering pizza I’ve ever had. Continue reading “PUMPKINFEST! Fun on the Farm for the Entire Family!”
Dear Drought of 2016: You win.
We cloth diaper. There, I said it. Now that it’s out there I’ll explain a little bit why. We love the Earth and try to conserve resources where we can, but are not environmental activists by any stretch of the imagination. I try to buy organic fruits and veggies, but only Continue reading “The Best Laid Plans (of a Cloth Diapering Mama) Often Go Awry”
I adore experiencing some of my favourite childhood memories all over again with my own little people and seeing the wonder in their eyes. With Lunenburg being a UNESCO World Heritage Site this means that everything is carefully preserved, authentic and is quite Continue reading “Lunenburg: Maritime History Comes Alive!”
I’ve always wanted to get out and go whale watching. Knowing that we have the opportunity to do it now and are unsure of when the opportunity will arise again we took the leap (and ferries) to Brier Island, Nova Scotia. They’ve got a reputation as the best whale watching around. Continue reading “Brier Island: Whale Tales and So Much More!”