Photographing Canada in the spring (when Mother Nature thinks it’s still winter)

Photographing Canada in the spring (when Mother Nature thinks it’s still winter)

An icy wind clawed at my face as I rushed from the car to the water’s edge. I was glad of the layers of clothes I had on, including two pairs of gloves. Through the blizzard my eyes searched for the spectacular sight I had waited to see for many years, but I could only see a tiny section of water immediately in front of me. The falling snow obliterated the rest. This was not the first sight of Niagara Falls I had hoped for.

The best flights to Canada? Air Transat Review

The best flights to Canada? Air Transat Review

If you read my blog regularly I’m sure you will have noticed my love of Canada. It’s a fabulous country with many exciting cities, stunning landscapes and warm and welcoming people. I’ve flown there with several different airlines and now have a firm favourite, both on price and service, namely, Air Transat.

Top 15 things to do, eat and drink in Toronto

Top 15 things to do, eat and drink in Toronto

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a dynamic city on the shores of Lake Ontario, with a thriving food and drink scene and numerous world-class attractions and quirky neighbourhoods that we thoroughly enjoyed exploring. Here are our highlights from our recent visit in April.

When is the best time of year to visit Canada?

When is the best time of year to visit Canada?

Canada is wonderful in any season. To help you decide when would be the best time for you to visit Canada, here’s my guide to the changing seasons with ideas for things to do be it winter, spring, summer or fall.

Dazzling winter scenes of Lake Superior on the Trans-Canada Highway

Dazzling winter scenes of Lake Superior on the Trans-Canada Highway

As the sun sinks low in the sky, a soft warm light falls on the trees that edge the shore of this mighty lake. The frozen water is covered in freshly fallen snow. It stretches out before me like an icy canvas in pastel shades of blue and lilac. Flecks of pink edge the...
How to spend the perfect day in St Andrews By-the-Sea

How to spend the perfect day in St Andrews By-the-Sea

Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy, beautiful gardens, maritime history, characteristic clapboard churches and houses, not to mention great seafood — there’s plenty to see and do during a day out in St Andrews by-the-sea.

Where and what to eat and drink in Saint John, New Brunswick

Where and what to eat and drink in Saint John, New Brunswick

When I visited Saint John earlier this year I had no idea what a gastronomic treat I was in for. As I expected, I found fresh and tasty seafood, but I also discovered delicious curries, excellent craft beers and ciders, and melt-in-the-mouth desserts. I left Canada...
Top UK travel bloggers visit cities across Canada to celebrate 150 years

Top UK travel bloggers visit cities across Canada to celebrate 150 years

Canada recently invited some of the UK’s best travel bloggers to spend a week in cities across the country, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, as Canada celebrates 150 years. Between us, we shared hundreds of images on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Here are some of the week’s Instagram highlights from every corner of Canada.

Top 10 things to do in British Columbia

Top 10 things to do in British Columbia

With vibrant cities ranked amongst the best places to live in the world, jaw dropping scenery rich in wildlife, and a reputation for the most welcoming and friendly people found anywhere in the world, here’s my top 10 reasons for visiting British Columbia.

The Wildlife of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound

The Wildlife of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound

From the tiniest and most colourful life forms, to some of the biggest mammals on earth, the Clayoquot Sound has it all. Explore this wonder of unspoilt beauty with me, as I visit the wildlife of the Clayoquot Sound.

Vancouver Island, Canada Road Trip

Vancouver Island, Canada Road Trip

Throughout the previous week, as we had explored the Sunshine Coast of Canada, Sara and I had often gazed across the water to Vancouver Island and her still snow-capped mountains. Today we were about to set out on the longest drive of our road trip, and it would take us right through the centre of the island and those beautiful mountains.

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