by Lori Straus With spring just around the corner, we suspect many drivers are already planning to spend an afternoon, a day, or a weekend (where allowed) driving down the long, winding roads of Ontario. We have a few recommendations collected here for you as plan your route. Northern Ontario Much less densely populated than... Read More.
by Lori Straus A trip to an automotive museum can fill your tank for automotive wonder. And have you heard? Auto enthusiasts will soon have another place to dwell in amazement: a third automotive museum in Ontario. Canadian Automotive Museum Located in Oshawa, the Canadian Automotive Museum boasts a collection of Canadian and international vehicles... Read More.
by Lori Straus In my 20s, I taught English in Germany. As the resident Canadian in a small-town school, I thought asking the students to produce something creative about pioneer life might interest them. I wrote up brief summaries myself, because their English was still close to the beginner level. One summary was about maple... Read More.
By Lori Straus Everyone has their favourite coffee place, but how many people have a favourite hot chocolate place? Finding excellent hot chocolate can be a bit difficult: a lot of locales use commercial powdered cocoa mixed with whey powder and/or skim milk powder and copious amounts of sugar and dissolve the mixture in water.... Read More.
by Lori Straus Could you imagine winter in Ontario without skating? While most cities and towns will have both indoor and outdoor skating facilities, Ontario boasts some truly unique outdoor skating experiences. We’ve collected a few of them here for you that would make wonderful winter day trips or short family getaways. View this post... Read More.
by Lori Straus Ontario is home to several national parks bursting with wildlife and diverse nature. If you’re looking for a family trip this winter to get away from things, here are a few possibilities. Point Pelee National Park This national park in Ontario is perhaps best known as the southernmost tip of Canada. When... Read More.
by Lori Straus With many still endeavouring to safely socialize outdoors, drive-in events haven’t seen this kind of popularity in decades now. If you’re developing screen fatigue, get in the car and head out to a drive-in event with other members of your household. As your grandmother probably told you, the fresh air will do... Read More.
by Lori Straus Once Ontario allowed restaurants to operate their patios during this year of COVID-19, you could feel summer finally arriving. The restaurants we’re highlighting below are perfect for an outdoor experience, especially if you’re in the mood for a little drive to somewhere. On the Docks Pub in Huntsville The name is literally... Read More.
by Lori Straus Long gone are the days when you needed to use a telephone, the Yellow Pages, a map the size of your windshield, and a travel agent to plan a road trip. The following road-trip apps will help you plan your trip and save money just by using your smartphone. Apps for Directions... Read More.
by Lori Straus You might wonder why a blog post on ice cream is appearing on a blog about cars. I know many people associate tail-gating parties with cars (and trucks), and camping with cars (and trucks), but for me, stopping off somewhere along a summer road trip—or reaching the destination—usually ended in a fat... Read More.