A plate at La Grenouillère.

Sometimes I will travel for food — even more so when my destination is host to one of the best restaurants in the world. In the brand new book Where Chefs Eat, top chefs share their favorite places to dine in every part of the world. Nestled among the local favorites and bargain bites areContinue Reading

Country road in the U K

Driving holidays are the best way to cover a lot of ground on holiday as well as allowing you the ultimate freedom to move around at times that suit you. It can often work out cheaper than public transport and you can get off the beaten track easily, especially ifContinue Reading

Venison & Beef Haché — fried egg, sweet & sour beets, sautéed spinach, horseradish & cauliflower purée.

Toronto in the winter can be universally terrible, except during Winterlicious when restaurants decide open their doors and keep us warm with affordable prix-fixe meals. Winterlicious, the 13th annual mid-winter culinary feast, which kicked off January 30 and comes to an end today. From $18 lunches to $45 dinners (and otherContinue Reading

Photo of the Mono Grand Prix race track

Monte Carlo is home to one of the most important and prominent automobiles races in the world is the Monaco Grand Prix. Running since 1929 this circuit has been referred by many as an exceptional location of glamour and prestige. The circuit consists of narrow, with numerous elevation changes andContinue Reading

A plate of jerk chicken with rice and peas.

Ritz Caribbean Food at 211 Yonge Street could be easily classified as a quick-service eatery. You basically order your food at the counter and pay the cashier. But what Ritz Caribbean lacks in aesthetics and charm it makes up in taste. This restaurant makes the best jerk chicken and other Jamaican food IContinue Reading

A large swimming pool with palm trees in the background.

In 2008, Bahia Principe added Bahia Principe Ambar, a new, adults only hotel, to the same property. It is a luxurious 5 star all-inclusive hotel with a private pool, gorgeous rooms and 24 hour room service. I had a wonderful one week vacation at this resort back in November 2010Continue Reading

A plate of crepes.

Finding a decent restaurant for lunch on Queen St. West today was a challenge. With a winter storm in full effect most restaurant owners have closed their doors to the public. After walking for almost an hour I was about to give up when I suddenly smelled the aroma ofContinue Reading

Every winter, the flock of snowbirds heading to Cuba for the winter grows slightly, as the idea of leaving behind the ice and snow in favor of beaches, sun, and the sea appeals to more and more Canadians, and very soon to even more U.S. Americans. Cuba is very close to openingContinue Reading

A street in Havana, Cuba with colourful buildings in the background and outside of the buildings many old timer cards.

For the last couple of weeks I have shared many photos of glorious sunsets and sunrises in Varadero. I’ve saturated my social media channels with photographs of the pristine beaches of Varadero. Moreover, my previous post provided a general history of Varadero as a resort destination. But the time hasContinue Reading

A photo of the ocean at sunset

Varadero is the most important resort town of Cuba and one of the major places in the world to go on vacation for its 18 kilometers of uninterrupted sandy, clear blue, and warm water beaches. It is also a city with a history full of curiosities and unique events thatContinue Reading