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Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

We had a few hours to kill before we had to head back to the Toronto airport after checking out of our hotel in Niagara Falls, so we drove the twenty or so minutes to Niagara On The Lake.  It was probably one of the best decisions we made that whole trip.  The drive was gorgeous.  The road ran along Lake Ontario, which could be viewed through the orange, yellow and red leaves of the autumn trees. We passed about…

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Adventures in Niagara Falls

Adventures in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is an easy hour an a half drive from Toronto, making it the perfect day or weekend trip from the capital city.  The town surrounding Niagara Falls is full of hotels, chain restaurants and kitschy attractions like mini golf, wax museums, and fun houses.  We were staying at the Four Points by Sheraton, which was connected to two other hotels by a mall and casino.  We checked into our room and walked directly back out of the hotel…

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Exploring Neighborhoods in Toronto

Exploring Neighborhoods in Toronto

When we were in Toronto, Mike and I wanted to explore their different and diverse neighborhoods.  So between being shameless tourists at CN Tower and Casa Loma, we biked, walked and took the train around the city.  It was probably my favorite part of our time there, getting around and getting a feel for each area.  I wish we could have gotten to more of the neighborhoods in Toronto, but I think we were able to see a good amount…

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Being Tourists in Toronto

Being Tourists in Toronto

We arrived in Toronto with slight hangovers from a friend’s wedding the night before and a list of places we wanted to see.  The first orders of business were: greasy food to cure us, checking into our AirBnB, and deciding on which attractions we wanted to see first. Because it was on the same street as our Airbnb (just down a ways), we decided to start with the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Mike was very excited about this excursion and…

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Trip Planning: Toronto, Ontario

Trip Planning: Toronto, Ontario

We’re going to Toronto, Ontario next week!  I have never been to Canada and I am so very excited for this trip.  It seems like it has been such a long time in the making that it’s almost hard to believe that we are finally going.  A couple of years ago, Mike and I were supposed to be heading there in the Spring, but life happened and we weren’t able to make it work.  Now, I can confidently say that…

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Solo Trip Snapshots

Solo Trip Snapshots

It has officially been a year since my solo trip to Iceland and Copenhagen, Denmark, and I’m still in awe of the scenery in both countries.  This trip meant a lot to me, as it was the longest I had ever taken by myself.  I think it might be cliche to say that I learned a lot about myself on this trip, that it was life changing, but I’ll say it anyways.  It would be hard not to visit two…

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Copenhagen Card: Worth It or Not?

Copenhagen Card: Worth It or Not?

On my recent trip to Copenhagen, I decided to invest in the Copenhagen Card, a city pass that included many attractions and museums.  In my original planning for the trip, I thought the card would be an invaluable asset to exploring the city.  Plus, the fact that it might save me some money on this tightly budgeted adventure didn’t hurt! In addition to covering the entry fee for many museums, tours and palaces, the Copenhagen Card also works as a…

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Last Night in Copenhagen

Last Night in Copenhagen

My last night in Copenhagen encompassed everything that I loved about this beautiful city.  I visited one of the historic palaces, strolled down the main shopping street, had the best meal of my whole trip, and spent my last couple of krones on a glass of wine enjoyed al fresco. After a delightful lunch at Atelier September, I walked over to Christianborg Palace via the Royal Library Gardens.  The library it’s surrounding gardens were gorgeous, but also swarmed with kids…

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In & Around Nyhavn, Copenhagen

In & Around Nyhavn, Copenhagen

On my last day in Copenhagen, I started off bright and early to stuff as much in as possible.  It seemed like it was only me and the street washers out as I wandered around the city.  It was the perfect time to take photos, with the lack of crowds and the misty morning sunshine. I decided to head to Nyhavn to have breakfast by the water.  Boats were tied up along the canal, their sails still down from the…

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Evening Adventures in Copenhagen

Evening Adventures in Copenhagen

Torvhallerne in Copenhagen is an outdoor and indoor market that sells everything from homemade beauty products to candy to full meals.  I decided to head there for dinner from the SMK National Gallery to try one of the famed Danish open faced sandwiches, the Smørrebrød. I chose a roast beef one from Hallernes Smørrebrød and went to sit outside in the sunshine to enjoy it.  The sandwich had red onions, pickled cauliflower, and pickle pickles on top and it was…

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