Canada, Tips

Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Other than the Aeroplan Miles that you can get and redeem for travelling with Air Canada and other Star Alliance member airlines, have you ever wondered if it is worth it to be a loyal frequent flyer in order to earn status with an airline? Aaron did quite a bit of travelling last year and… Continue reading Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Canada, Home cooking, Tips, Wellness

Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Some weeks, we know we will be so busy that we will not have time to cook. Even meal delivery kits (where all our meal planning and grocery shopping is done for us) seem too much. Instead of relying on traditional fast food delivery or take-out, we opt for Red Apron during these weeks. Ordering… Continue reading Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Brunch

Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner: My Favourite Brunch in Ottawa

If I must pick a favourite place for brunch in Ottawa, it will have to be Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner. We used to come here all the time I few years ago when it was still unknown and it was quite easy to get a table even on the weekend. It has since become so popular… Continue reading Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner: My Favourite Brunch in Ottawa

Bar Food, Canada, Japanese, Tapas

Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

We felt like going to a Japanese Izayaka so we headed over to Kuidaore for some TGIF food and drinks one night. Apparently kuidaore (食い倒れ) in Japanese means “to eat one's self into ruin”1. Location/Ambience It was quite busy on a Friday night but we were able to get a table for 2 with minimal wait.… Continue reading Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

Middle Eastern, Quickie Nom Nom

Quickie Nom Nom: Shawarma Palace – The Best Shawarma in Ottawa

If you’ve ever been to Ottawa, you would have noticed the abundance of Shawarma shops. There seems to be so many options, so which is the best? The consensus amongst my friends and I is that Shawarma Palace is the one to go to. There are a few locations and we’ve tried the Bank (South… Continue reading Quickie Nom Nom: Shawarma Palace – The Best Shawarma in Ottawa

alaska, Canada, USA, Vancouver

Alaskan Cruise with Princess Cruises: All Aboard the Golden Princess

This spring, we went on a memorable family and friend cruise from Vancouver to Alaska. For this trip, we went with the Golden Princess with Princess Cruises. I’ve been on two cruises in the past (one was actually roundtrip to Alaska from Vancouver in 2009). In general, I feel that this experience is comparable to… Continue reading Alaskan Cruise with Princess Cruises: All Aboard the Golden Princess

Canada, Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County: Day 2

For breakfast this morning, we walked to Vic Cafe, a very popular restaurant here in Picton. Unfortunately, they had a bit of a wait (20-30 minutes) and we had to check out in 1 hour so we decided to defer our visit till next time. Luckily, right down the block, we came across a bicycle… Continue reading Prince Edward County: Day 2

Canada, Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County: Day 1

For a simple August long weekend getaway, we decided to head to Prince Edward County for some food, wine and relaxation. We’ve been here a few years ago and took a guided wine tour already, so we wanted to do our own exploring this time. We left Ottawa at around 10am and after a short… Continue reading Prince Edward County: Day 1

Asia, Japan

Japan 3.0: Day 7 (Oguni – Mount Aso – Fukuoka)

It was our last day in our villa and we really made the most out of our time here by staying till the last minute. We took time to really soak in the beautiful scenery and serene atmosphere on our patio. The breakfast was once again lovely. On this day, there were a few more… Continue reading Japan 3.0: Day 7 (Oguni – Mount Aso – Fukuoka)