Places to Explore

Vacation Dreaming – Where to Find Cheap Flights Online

I recently decided that it would be fun to whisk my boyfriend away on a long weekend getaway. Picking a date was the easy part – deciding where to go …

Westboro Wine Bottega

It was pure happenstance that my friend and I stumbled upon the newly opened Westboro installment of the Wine Bottega.   Driving aimlessly, trying to find parking, we were fated …

Canadian Ski Marathon 2019

I’ve always been enamored with endurance-based feats, so it will come as no surprise that it’s a dream of mine to one day ski the Canadian Ski Marathon. [spoiler alert: …

Sundae School – Ice Cream

Summer might be gone … but that doesn’t mean we can’t cling to its warm memories with everything we have. I had the great fortune of stumbling upon this cute …

Willson Carbide Ruins – Go Explore!

Built in 1911 by Canadian inventor Thomas Willson, the Willson Carbide Mill was originally used to create calcium carbide for the production of acetylene gas. Far from an overwhelming success, …

Spotlight Britannia

No matter where you live, there are always those small communities you idealize in your mind as the “it” place to be. For many here in Ottawa, Britannia Village checks …

Go Explore! – Lusk Caves

One of my favourite summer explorations is in the Gatineau Park. I’ve made it a yearly tradition to take friends and family to see the magic of the Lusk Caves. …

Ottawa Date Night – Treat Yo’ Self!

  The weekend is near – and for many that means “Date Night”! Your work week can often be unforgiving: late nights, endless interruptions, early mornings, and rushed goodbyes. You …

Mission to Mars in the NCR!

  As a person who likes to explore – the fluxnet research station is like a trip to MARS on earth. Fluxnet Canada is a research network of university and …