Exploring the Rhine River Valley from Koblenz, Germany

Located South of Cologne, the Rhine River Valley is a tourist hotspot in Germany. People from all over the world flock to see the beautifully preserved castles that dot the winding rivers, and to drink the crisp, delicious rieslings among the vines where the grapes grow. The upper section of this breathtaking river valley is designated…

Eating and Drinking Your Way through Paris, France

  It’s pretty obvious that Paris is foodie-heaven. From French delights to falafels, Paris has it all! Understanding that everything that follows here is based on personal experience and preference from the taste buds of a tourist, here are my recommendations for where to eat, drink and indulge in Paris, France. Where to Eat Our…

Poke Heaven in Toronto

Yesterday for the first time I finally visited King Street West’s super trendy Calii Love for a poke bowl, and a coffee. It’s now safe to say it’s among my new favourites for a quick bite and a serious dose of lovely. The space is Insta-worthy, and their smoothie, poke, salad and grain bowls are…

A day trip from Paris to the Palace of Versailles

One of the most popular day trips from Paris for visitors is a trip to the Palace of Versailles. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art and architecture. The Palace, and surrounding estates, were commissioned by the King of France, Louis XIV. Louis XIV expanded this father’s hunting lodge…

What to see and do in Paris, France

Our most recent visit marked the second time we had been to Paris. The first time, we only spent one night, and two days. Recently, we stayed for five days. It was important to both Scott and I to say that we had really been to Paris – that we had experienced it for long…

Shake Shack, Madison Square Park, NYC

Shake Shack is a burger chain in New York City that has become more like an institution – similar to what In n Out Burger is in California. They are located now throughout the city, but the original Shake Shack is located downtown Manhattan in Madison Square Park. It’s a simple, extremely casual, fast-food shop, surrounded with outdoor tables…