by Lori Straus With the sun finally shining and the snow melting away in many parts of Ontario, auto show season is around the corner. In this blog post, we’ll highlight a few of our favourite automotive events so you can start planning your calendar. Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance “Concours d’elegance” is French for “competition... Read More.
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 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 Navigational rallying requires mathematical know-how, problem-solving skills, and interpersonal abilities that would floor an HR department. You and a navigator need to show up exactly where you need to be, exactly on time. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of navigational rallying. What Is Navigational Rallying? “It’s a bit of... Read More.
by Lori Straus Autocross lets you challenge your driving skills without raising the vast amounts of money needed to race professionally. Purists may not categorize autocross as racing because each car drives around the track alone. On the other hand, autocross drivers race against the clock, hoping to have the best time in their class.... 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 What person didn’t collect rocks at some point in their childhood? Heck, I have two bags of rocks from the shores of Lake Huron. I’d planned to use them for Christmas creations, but that hasn’t happened yet. However, you don’t need to have crafts planned to do your own mining. Options abound... Read More.