A Guide to Toronto's Neighborhoods
When planning our trip to Toronto, we had no idea that we would love it as much as we did. Had we known ahead of time, we may have planned a couple extra nights here. But, as we say many times when we leave a city we have fallen in love with, we'll be back!
Toronto feels like a micro version of New York, a city I have loved since I first visited her a dozen years ago. A barista we mentioned this to called Toronto, "New York Lite," and we wholeheartedly agree.
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Hiking the Coastal Trail
“Bub, I was running out of steam a long time ago. Now I'm completely out of steam. 'Ain't got no gas in [her].'" I affect my best Billy Bob Thornton voice and use one of our favorite lines from Slingblade to try to lighten the mood, but the sentiment rings true. I'm done. I'm beat. And by my calculations, we still have nearly 6km (3.7 miles) of hiking over slick rocks, through thick mud, up steep hills, down slippery slopes, and across trails punctuated by numerous tree roots before we reach our campsite.
Travel's Effortless Novelty
"The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." So says Bill Bryson, renowned travel writer, and the man who so often and so eloquently puts my feelings into words.
I LOVE subways! I'm not talking about the beloved sandwich chain. I'm talking about train systems, below and above ground. I like all public transportation, but I especially love subway systems.
Guide to Niagara Falls
Each year 30 million people flock to Niagara Falls to view the awesome power of 3160 tons of water per second (75,750 gallons per second over the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 681,750 gallons per second over the Horseshoe Falls) rushing down the Niagara River and plunging more than 165 feet from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. A popular destination for honeymooners, the romance of the Falls, particularly at night, cannot be denied. Visitors can view the Falls a number of ways, both from the American side and the Canadian side.
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