Until October 2013, the Hamilton, Halton, Brant region of Ontario is offering visitors a Canadian Heritage Passport with savings for many attractions and activities in the region. My younger daughter and I recently visited three of these, including the Royal Botanical Gardens.
I recently had the opportunity to review Florida Theme Parks: A Guide which was written by Alex Miller as well as California Theme Parks which he co-authored. Alex describes himself as a life-long amusement park enthusiast and this is quite apparent in the work that has gone into compiling the information about so many parks in these two states.
I have only just started on Instagram in the past week but I'm loving it thus far! I hesitated to start because I thought that it was just going to be one more social media site to have to keep on top of of but it's so easy and so much fun for anyone who is as addicted to taking photos and looking at other people's photos as I am.
My 9 year-old and I recently had the opportunity to spend a couple of days at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood and I was blown away by the range of activities available for visitors during the summer season. Two days simply wasn't enough time for us to do everything that we wanted.
The Hamilton, Halton, Brant region, known as the Heart of Ontario, is located within an hour's drive of Toronto, as well as much of southern Ontario and upstate New York, making it ideal for either day trips or short getaways. Visitors will find a wealth of historic sites, cultural attractions, outdoor recreational activities, entertainment, and shopping as well as great food and wine throughout the region.
I recently had an opportunity to review a sample of Little Passports, an award-winning product available by subscription, that is designed to inspire a love of geography, history, culture and language in children. There is now a USA edition available in addition to the original World edition.
This summer the Tall Ships 1812 Tour, presented by Redpath Sugar, will be sailing to 15 Ontario ports to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The fleet participating in the tour includes majestic tall ships from all over the world.
Our first trip to Prince Edward Island ("PEI") was in 1998 (a few weeks shy of my older daughter's 2nd birthday) and by the end of our stay we had fallen in love with the island. We have returned a half dozen times since and always stay in the Cavendish region along the island's north shore.