A major tourist attraction in Moncton is a phenomenon referred to as the “Tidal Bore”. Now to put things in perspective … anything that attracts more than 100 people in Moncton is a tourist attraction. There’s a Canadian TV show called Corner Gas and it’s based in Central Canada … but if you substituted Moncton for Saskatoon, you wouldn’t notice …Read More »
Lobster Shopping at Dieppe Fish Market #YQM
I fly through a lot of airports and with the spread of shopping in the airports, I have the opportunity to see some really unique shops in an airport. That being said, Moncton’s Airport is the only airport I’ve seen a fishmarket selling ready to eat lobster – Dieppe Fish Market. It’s an absolutely unique marketing statement on behalf of …Read More »
D*’s reaction to a Quahog!
If you’re hungry in Buffalo … fill up at La Bella Sicilia
For many years, I would come to Buffalo for shopping, drinking and not a little gambling at the Seneca Casino. I would also be amazed by tales of Pizza and Pasta from La Bella Sicilia. This very unassuming joint is something of a local legend in Cheektowaga, Buffalo. Their website advertises both Sicilian and NY style pizza. When you drive …Read More »
Who wants to eat Dulse?
Before meeting Pam, who’s the PR rep for Visit Nova Scotia, I had no idea what Dulse was. Pam mentioned that I could go out and have a Dulse cooking course at TBEX. I even found out, that in Atlantic Canada, they eat a DLT sandwich (Dulse, Tomato and Lettuce). This week, I’m in Saint John, New Brunswick and I’m …Read More »
If you’re looking for a good hotel steak, then Carvers it is! [Carver’s Steakhouse review]
At my latest and greatest client, I’ve had work and meetings in Calgary. I do look forward to the beef when I get here, but sometimes you’re so tired after work, that you’re really not up for heading outside the hotel for dinner. (Disclaimer : I’m not a fan of hotel restaurants by nature – they’re typically overpriced and underwhelming). …Read More »
Eating in Edmonton isn’t hard part … finding great food is a little tougher though!
If you’re a consultant commuting from Toronto to Edmonton and back, on a weekly basis, there are two decent perks You rack up about 3340 miles a week (with the super elite bonus, it’s 6680 miles a week) – that’s enough to get your Super Elite status in about 7 months without trying. I’m not going to discuss the fact …Read More »
It’s 12/12/12 … so here’s my travel year in review …
As we come to the end of the year, you can’t help but reflect on the year that has gone by. For D* and I, the adventures are almost over for the rest of the year, since we’re going to Guatemala again on December 27th. So as I sit here at the Westin in Edmonton at 5am, I’ve had some …Read More »
So you’re in Montreal for New Years day … 3 day Montreal Itinerary … 3 day New Years Eve weekend!!
I love Montreal … it will always be my favorite city in North America. Not just for all the university memories, but for the people, food and general energy of the city. I get a few e-mail questions from readers, but I’m putting this itinerary specifically for a friend who is traveling to Montreal at the end of the year. …Read More »
Hey Airport Taxi in Edmonton … you chose the wrong guy to F#%@ with …
I love travelling and I love being on the road, most days. That being said, I have a very distinct hatred of crooked taxi drivers. I’m leery of taxi drivers in all countries, because they hold all the cards. There are some dishonest taxi drivers that will take advantage of you because : You don’t speak the language You don’t …Read More »