Things to do in St. Jacobs and Elora, Ontario

Beautiful Small Towns in Ontario: Elora and St. Jacobs Elora and St. Jacobs are small towns in Ontario, both beautiful and unique in their own way, and best of all, it is only a drive away. People travel to be free, to escape the monotonous routine of daily life. To escape, some wander beyond the pacific ocean. For me, an escape is a new mystery unravelled. It can take the form of an untravelled country across the ocean, a new book waiting to be open, or sometimes, a small town or village yet to be explored. Its where curiosity begins, security …

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm & Neob Lavender: Exploring Ontario Lavender Festivals

Culinary Festivals in Ontario Today, I would like to celebrate the aromatic and culinary beauty of lavender flowers by exploring two lavender festivals in Ontario, Terre Bleu Lavender Farm in Milton and Neob Lavender in Niagara Falls. I believe the true taste of a country, place or city is rooted in its people and their land. It starts with our farmers, the producer of our foods, and moves through the culinary route to the chefs, bakers, and crafters who take the food product and crafts them into various tastes and unique experiences. And the moment those creations touch our tongue …

Jasper Hiking Guide: How to Spend Two Days In Jasper National Park

2 Days in Jasper National Park Jasper National Park offers many adventures for the outdoor enthusiast. But, in order to enjoy all that Jasper has to offer, and to see some of the best terrains in the Canadian Rockies, you’ll need to do an overnight trip. A day trip is just not enough. Below, you’ll find a suggested two days trip itinerary for lovers of the outdoors who just aren’t fit enough for the more strenuous Banff hikes. Or families with young children who just want to enjoy easy to moderate hiking trails. But, before starting any trip, I have one …

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을): Seoul’s Hidden Gem

Where Old Meets New: Bukchon Hanok Village Bukchon Hanok Village is a residential area north of central Seoul between Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces that contains Seoul’s largest concentration of hanoks in one area. Nine hundred beautifully maintained traditional hanoks to be precise. It is a great place to immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture and architecture right in the heart of Seoul. Bukchon (which means “North Town”) is situated at the foot of the mountain with valleys and steep hills, giving residents and visitors alike astounding views of the hanok houses and the city of Seoul, including N Seoul Tower. It is a …