Saturday, 11 April 2015

Visit us at our new site!

Many, many thanks for following our travel blog. We now have a user-friendly website that allows quicker access to travel destinations, reviews, web links, photos and travel tips. We look forward to seeing you on the other end. Cheers, Jean and Barry




Sunday, 5 April 2015

Showing up at the most inopportune time...

A long weekend is a great time to take a road trip as those few extra days make the weekend feel not as rushed. In anticipation of Easter I thought it would be a great idea to take my mom to Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto as she has not been there yet. I contacted Ripley's to do some research on the best time to visit with the intent of avoiding the crowds as much as possible. To my surprise I was informed that Easter is one of their busiest weekends of the year with both Easter and Passover there tend to be more Canadian and American visitors to this attraction over the four days. I also had not realized that Ripleys, unlike most attractions, is open 365 days of the year. I was so thankful I had spoken to the staff as was informed that weeknights, around suppertime, routinely has the fewest customers. This was a great lesson to me that if you have specific needs or preconceived expectations about your travel plans it is best to research in advance to ensure the outcome is rewarding.