The first surprise was discovering a delightful resort, with tropical island flair, mere minutes from the bustle of downtown San Diego.
Istanbul is a glorious city, steeped in history and layered in culture. It is also notorious for its clogged streets and endless traffic jams. By staying at two hotels in different neighbourhoods, we enjoy the ultimate Istanbul experience without traffic tie-ups and taxi hassles.
Of the myriad reasons to love Montreal, none is more enticing that its lively food scene. From bagels to bistros, poutine to French pastries, smoked meat to celebrity chefs, the city continues to deserve its reputation as an exciting gourmet destination.
Creemore – its name comes from Irish Croí Mór for ‘big heart’. The little village with the big heart is quite possibly Ontario’s best-kept secret, brimming with small-town charm to appeal to urban-weary folk in search of a country escape.
The settlement of Creemore began in 1842. By the turn of the century it was a thriving village of 800 people, the hub of a vibrant farming community. Today, 1300 people live in the village, surrounded by almost as many city types who come first as weekenders and then retire here full time.
Situated about an hour and a half north of Toronto, just south of Georgian Bay, it nestles in the valley between the Mad and Noisy rivers, bordered by the Niagara Escarpment.
Harrowsmith magazine named it one of the ten prettiest towns in Canada.