We’ve long known about the healing powers of nature, but now retreating onto water and into forest has the added benefit of offering safety amidst a pandemic.
For this story on Ontario getaways, I explored several areas of the province, all reachable within an hour to 2.5 hours from Toronto.
We had been told that the sea lion pups could be naughty. Snorkelling with these creatures had come with some warnings from our guides: keep the cords of your life jacket tucked in. They could try to steal your snorkel. You need to be a strong swimmer. What I didn’t quite expect was to witness my husband literally being mounted by one — for several minutes.
The rain is pounding down so hard all around us that what normally looks like staccato lines, instead appears like a curtain of long, silver streaks. I hadn’t realized before coming to Panama in November that I would be in the country at the height of their eight-month rainy season. Fortunately, sun glimmers through the Continue Reading
Featured in Travel Society Magazine, Winter 2014. The U.S. border is often an intimidating barrier for Canadians looking for a quick weekend getaway. But it shouldn’t be. In just over three hours, Torontonians can be driving along winding country roads overlooking long slender lakes, with wineries, microbreweries and quaint inns at their fingertips. On a Continue Reading