Things to do in: Annapolis

Things to do in: Annapolis

Looking to go off the beaten path in Annapolis? George and Judy at Annapolis Urban Adventures gave us the low-down on five of the best spots to visit in this historic harbour city. 5. Soap Suds Alley Soap Suds Alley got its quirky name many years ago because women, once finished doing...

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Photo of the Week: Toronto’s Ice Storm

Photo of the Week: Toronto’s Ice Storm

For those of you who haven’t been to Toronto before, you might not know that the city gets some pretty extreme weather throughout the year. Summers are scorching and the city is filled with humidity, and the winter temperatures plummet so low that warmth becomes a distant memory for locals....

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Food Friday: LA’s Hey That’s Amore

I’d always walked past this hole-in-the-wall Italian sandwich shop/pizzeria (what was it anyway?) in Los Angeles. I never stopped in because it looked a bit dumpy and limited on the menu, and I’d never had a chance to be enticed by the owner, like I did last week. “The Best...

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My Neighbourhood: Toronto’s Kensington Market

My Neighbourhood: Toronto’s Kensington Market

I only moved to Kensington Market recently, but it feels like I’ve lived there for ages. I’ve always been going to the neighbourhood, but living there takes things to a whole new level. Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most cherished and multi-faceted neighbourhoods. It’s historical, cultural, diverse, laid-back, and...

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Photo of the Week: San Francisco’s Pier 39

Photo of the Week: San Francisco’s Pier 39

Pier 39 is a San Francisco icon, and even though there are a ton of tourists, they’re usually pretty outnumbered by the sea lions. One of the guys in San Francisco, Mark, took this great photo that shows just how many sea lions there are at Pier 39…beware the noise...

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Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Where in Los Angeles can you admire a 20-foot long glass case of perfectly poised, artistically arranged European-style pastries? Marvel at the colours, cremes, and delicate designs associated with French and Italian bakeries? Ruminate over the virtues and possibilities of purchasing a gargantuan pink gift box of gourmet goodies? Why,...

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Food Friday: Toronto’s Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Food Friday: Toronto’s Peameal Bacon Sandwich

The peameal bacon sandwich is Toronto’s signature food. Its legend goes back many, many decades, to when Toronto was called ‘Hogtown’. Peameal bacon is what some might call ‘back bacon’, but it also features a very light crusting of peameal (well, it used to – now it’s cornmeal, but shhhhh...

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