Disgraceland, a Hidden Gem for Vegans in Toronto

P1050614After an afternoon at the Royal Ontario Museum, Justin and I were hungry! We found out about this restaurant/bar called Disgraceland and after a quick look at their menu online, we discovered that there were lots of vegan choices on the menu. It also was within walking distance of the ROM. Other than that, we really didn’t know too much about this establishment. It ended up being one of our favourite places to dine in the city!

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Farm Animals and Raptor Centre at Mountsberg

IMG_2835 We spent the afternoon at Mountsberg for the Maple Syrup Festival, but maple syrup wasn’t all that this conservation area in Ontario, Canada had to offer. There were also plenty of opportunities to observe the animals that lived there! The park doubles as a small farm with many farm animals. There is also a Raptor Centre where wild birds that can no longer fend for themselves in the wild are provided care in captivity. Both areas are educational and fun for both children and adults alike! Continue reading

Travel Blogger Thursday: Agata of Null & Full

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We’d like to introduce a new series for our blog – Travel Blogger Thursday! Each Thursday, we will be featuring a fellow Travel Blogger and sharing their story in the form of an interview. Hopefully you will enjoy reading about other amazing travel bloggers who seek out destinations from all over the world.  These interviews will introduce you to their blogs and maybe you’d like to follow along with their travels!

For the first interview of our series, we’d like you to meet Agata of the Travel Blog Null & Full. We discovered Agata’s blog while researching an upcoming trip to Italy. Agata is an expert of travel all over Italy, as well as other destinations including New Zealand, Ireland, and so many more. She is a worldwide traveler and loves to truly experience the culture of a country by meeting the people who live there and living like a local.

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Photo Tour of the Emerald Princess Cruise Ship

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Justin and I sailed aboard the Emerald Princess from January 18-28, 2014 roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. We visited Nassau (Bahamas), St. Thomas (USVI), Dominica, Grenada, Bonaire, and Aruba with three additional days at sea. Cruising the Caribbean is a fantastic way to see many different islands with the convenience of being able to relax in one place each night. All of the food and entertainment on board is included, as well as transportation between islands. It is a great way to get an overview of an island so you can decide which places you’d like to re-visit! We blogged about so many of the islands and our adventures each day, but now you can see where we called home for 10 days! Here is a photo tour of the Emerald Princess.

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Maple Syrup Festival in Ontario, Canada

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This must seem like the most stereotypically Canadian thing to do ever, but yes, we did it. We attended a Maple Syrup Festival! Justin and I spent a Sunday afternoon at Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellville, Ontario, and learned all about the production of maple syrup. Mountsberg is home to the 150-year old Mountsberg Sugar Bush where maple sap is still collected and used to produce syrup using historical and modern methods.  Canada produces 80% of the world’s maple syrup supply with 91% of that supply coming from our neighboring province, Quebec. Maple syrup is also harvested in Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. We are fortunate to live so close to such a unique harvest, especially when it is for something as sweet and tasty as maple syrup!

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