Bridge to the food section
Canada, Tips, Vancouver

Review of Sky Team Lounge at YVR

We recently took advantage of the Priority Pass benefit with our new credit card at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) en route to Japan. With Priority Pass, we had two options at the YVR international terminal: either the classic Premium Plaza Lounge or the Sky Team Lounge. The Premium Plaza Lounge was immediately after security… Continue reading Review of Sky Team Lounge at YVR

Business Lounge @ Via Rail in Ottawa
Canada, kingston, Tips

Business Class on Via Rail: Ottawa – Kingston

I had to travel to Kingston for work recently and was booked on Business Class, so it provided me with the opportunity to blog about my experience. I am generally a huge fan of travelling by train. There are no security lines, the seats are more spacious, there is free wifi (albeit spotty) and I… Continue reading Business Class on Via Rail: Ottawa – Kingston

Baked Brie
Canada, Montebello

Fairmont Chateau Montebello: A Luxurious Weekend Retreat – Day 2

Note: This is day 2 out of a 2-part post. For day 1, click here. I woke up before Aaron this morning, as usual, and decided to hang out by the fireplace once again. It’s nice to see that there is always space in this huge lobby to sit and relax. I got some reading… Continue reading Fairmont Chateau Montebello: A Luxurious Weekend Retreat – Day 2

Surf and Turf @ Fairmont Chateau Montebello
Canada, Montebello

Fairmont Chateau Montebello: A Luxurious Weekend Retreat – Day 1

Sometimes it’s not possible to take weeks off at a time to travel. Luckily, there are many destinations that we can visit which are only within a few hours drive away from Ottawa. Recently, we decided to go to the near by Montebello for a weekend getaway. It was a pleasant 1-hour drive away, so… Continue reading Fairmont Chateau Montebello: A Luxurious Weekend Retreat – Day 1

Canada, Wellness

An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Winters can be (really, REALLY) long in Ottawa, so we try to break this up by heading over to Spa Nordik close-by in Chelsea, Quebec at least once a year to relax and recover. It is only a 30-minute drive away and it is as if we are in a different world. The Nordik Group… Continue reading An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Canada, Special occasion, St. Johns, Top ___ lists, Toronto, Vancouver

Bowsing my way through Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2018: My Food Diary

As we near the end of 2018, I would like to see how I am doing in terms of working my way through this year's Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list. I've been to several of these restaurants over the years, so I thought it would be interesting to see how I was doing at this point… Continue reading Bowsing my way through Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2018: My Food Diary

Canada, Home cooking

Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Good Food vs. Hello Fresh

As much as I would love to eat out all the time to try all the nom noms in town, we try to cook at home most days of the week. It can get very difficult and tedious at times trying to meal plan. For the last year or so, We've tried out a few… Continue reading Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Good Food vs. Hello Fresh

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

7-Step Guide to Planning Your Own Self-Care Retreat

Those who have followed my last few posts would have joined me on my impromptu 4-day self-care retreat in Toronto. Day 1 - Indulge Day 2 - Move Day 3 - Relax Day 4 - Accomplish For those who prefer the TL;DR version, here is it. You, too, can plan your own self-care retreat either… Continue reading 7-Step Guide to Planning Your Own Self-Care Retreat