Category Archives: Travel Writing

Trois-Pistoles, Storybook, Quebec

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Three hours up the road from Quebec City, there is a storybook town. In that town, there is a wonderful forest, fit for Alice. Fluorescent toadstools and mad grouses that jump out of hiding populate the landscape. Rainy slate glistens … Continue reading

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The flavour of Springfield, Illinois

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  Take the best day of your life and put it in your mouth. It’s like getting punched in the mouth with flavour. These phrases belong to Rickard’s Beer, but they may as well have been written for the good … Continue reading

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Rocketing the distillery art universe

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No knowledge of art? No money in your wallet? No problem. The gallery universe of the Distillery District is a free, fun, and friendly exploration for the art novice or the seasoned connoisseur. With at least 15 galleries to choose … Continue reading

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Bigfoot in Léon, Nicaragua

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Locally-owned Bigfoot Hostel, tel (505) 917-8832, bigfootnicaragua@gmail.com, http://www.bigfootnicaragua.com, just northeast of Parque Central, 50 meters south of Banco Procredit, is a colonial home transformed into a backpacker haven. It is within meters of an ice cream parlor (a perfect antidote … Continue reading

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Gallo pinto in Heredia, Costa Rica

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For friendly service and generous portions of local Tico fare drop by the family-owned El Kioskito del Chicharron, on Avenida 6, Calle 8/10, a lively street-front restaurant. Their sign, broken under the shingles, shows a smiling porky Pig stirring a … Continue reading

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Leaside unlimited

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Restaurants of the world, versatile athletics, endless parks, and perfect tree-lines begin to identify the emerging community of Leaside. Lying just above and beyond the Don Valley in mid-town Toronto, within a busy three block strip of Bayview south, between … Continue reading

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10 stages a weekend in T.O.

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1.  Affordable baseball at Rogers Centre– You could shell out a cool hundred or two for tickets to Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium or see the other sometimes first place team in the American League East Division. The Toronto Blue … Continue reading

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