Travel Ontario • C is for Cruises

  Ever since I was a child watching Tim Curry acting all handsomely sneaky-like in Muppet Treasure Island, the idea of exploring new places by boat or ship seemed exhilarating. To this day, I still love being on the open water, regardless of the destination, or lack of celebrity pirates, and you don’t have to […]

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Bed and Breakfast Ontario

Travel Ontario • B is for Bed & Breakfasts

Despite food and beds being two of my favourite things, I’ve had a previously strained relationship with bed & breakfast accommodations. In my traveling teen years, I wasn’t very aware of them. In my hospitality years, I avoided them. Then, in Scotland, I fell in love with them. Staying at The Roods B&B in Inverkeithing, […]

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Inhale the Future, Exhale the Past

Where to Buy Sage for Smudging in Toronto (& Why!)

Ever since I recently started my knowledge journey into manifestation, courtesy of Manifestation Babe Kathrin Zenkina, I’ve been fascinated by one of the rituals she swears by so often; burning sage.

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Algonquin Park - Casey Wolfgang

Travel Ontario • A is for Algonquin Park

In 1893, Algonquin Park was launched as the first of what’s now 340 protected provincial parks and I’m happy to be giving a special post to this special destination.

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5 Ways to Glow in Winter (Without Getting a Spray Tan)

Like many I know, I hate embracing my winter pale. Dull, faded, dry yet oily, sometimes soft yet reddened; make up your mind, skin! Missing my sunnier layers, I set out to find an indoor source, sans tanning beds or a full-on spray tan. As someone who rarely wears a full face daily, simplicity was […]

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Alessia Cara delivers an improved but compromised album, ‘The Pains Of Growing’

I can’t help but find it a bit strange that going into this review, I was rooting for Alessia Cara. And let me make this clear, I’ve been at least trying to be on her side since 2015 and the influx of Lorde-wannabes in which she came up – I’d certainly prefer her to Halsey […]

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Mariah Carey’s ‘Caution’ delivers a return to sensual, low-key R&B quality.

So I got a lot of backlash the last time I reviewed Mariah Carey. And while there are times I’ve gone back to old reviews and winced, this was never one of them, mostly because I’d like to think my opinion on Mariah Carey isn’t that controversial! She was great in the 90s, four or […]

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Now Streaming: Bottle Rocket by Light Years

A magnificent next listen for fans of State Champs, Four Year Strong and Neck Deep (all of whom they’ve opened for on the road), Cleveland OH’s Light Years have dropped three jam-worthy singles, including Bottle Rocket, in anticipation of the release of their EP, Afterlife, due out tomorrow via Rude Records. Be sure to catch […]

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Objekt expands his experimental blend of ambient and techno with ‘Cocoon Crush’

Let’s be honest, the vast majority of you don’t remember when I reviewed Objekt last time. It’s one of my least-viewed reviews – and considering how rarely I cover electronic music, that is saying something – and Objekt is obscure even by those standards, a German artist with the real name TJ Hertz that I […]

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