Senator Restaurant Toronto

Senator Restaurant Toronto  When you eat vegan food, diners can be hit or miss. Most often, a complete miss. And yet, I have a strange fascination with them. Perhaps it’s because the 50s style diner is not particularly prevalent in Australia. Perhaps it’s because I spent too much time watching the Winchester brothers in the […]

Lake Louise Canada

Lake Louise Canada Almost everyone we know who’d been to the Canadian Rockies insisted we had to go to Lake Moraine instead of, or as well as Lake Louise. Sadly, there was no space to park our RV when we got to Lake Morraine, so it’s on the to do list for another trip. And […]

Fabbrica Toronto

Fabbrica Toronto  Do you think celebrity chefs have groupies, like rockstars? This was a question prompted by my recent visit to Fabbrica, with my friend Alex. I turned to Twitter with this question and the answer was a resounding yes. Apparently, not only celebrity chefs have groupies, but your normal, talented chefs without the television appearances also […]

Beer Lovers Tour Toronto Canada

Beer Lovers Tour Toronto Canada The question on everyone’s lips when you’ve been on a beer tour is: Did You Get Drunk? It’s funny how concerned people are that you may not have enough alcohol to get sufficiently sozzled! Rest assured, dear friends, we had an elegant sufficiency of beer during our Beer Lovers Tour. However, being 5 […]

Wild Flour Banff

Wild Flour Banff One thing I wasn’t prepared for in Banff was the Aussies. You’ll laugh at this, because I’m Australian. But they were everywhere. You’d think you were in Thredbo or the Snowies, not in Canada. And not only were they prolific, they were ocker as, mate. Accents are a funny thing. A lot of people in […]

Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies

Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies We planned two weeks vacation in Banff during summer this year. We had lofty ideas of hiking, exercising, and swimming (that’s me – North Nomad thought I had moments of insanity swimming in the Merced River in Yosemite and its surrounds). Basically, getting back into being fit and healthy people. The […]

Wet Weather Activities in Banff

Wet Weather Activities in Banff When I thought of Summer in Banff, images of swimming in lakes of aquamarine, and hiking through snow-capped mountains with the sun on my face, and elk  grazing in the distance came to mind. When we arrived in Banff, we realised that it can rain or snow in any season. […]

Telus Spark Calgary Alberta

Telus Spark Calgary Alberta Telus Spark is the perfect place to take your little children to… or your big adults! Located next to the Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark is Calgary’s newly constructed Science Centre, built on 18+ acres of reclaimed land. The Centre is highly interactive, with over 100 hands-on exhibits that are suitable for […]

Dave’s Travel Corner Writing Competition 2014

Remember our blog post The Stranger Side of Travel  (or See Dem Hills? I live in dem hills…) a couple of weeks ago? That post was written for a travel writing competition over at Dave’s Travel Corner. The winners were announced on 2 September. While we didn’t win the grand prize of $$$, cameras, and travel gear, we […]