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31 05, 2013

Restaurants in Kingston: Chez Piggy

2020-04-13T20:15:00+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

Chez Piggy is the pinnacle of restaurants in Kingston. This hot-spot is both trendy and totally unique – and the food has earned the restaurant international accolades. There is no single element that makes Chez Piggy so popular. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, yet the experience is also reminiscent of many fine dining establishments. The restaurant is tucked away in a vine spangled courtyard, and the building is actually a renovated limestone stable. There is a patio, a long bar, and an upstairs dining area. It’s perfect for an intimate evening for 2, or even a large family dinner. [...]

26 05, 2013

Lace Up For the Best Hiking in Ontario

2020-04-13T20:14:49+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

The best hiking in Ontario can be found close to home, so make a date with your boots and hit the trails! Hiking is one of the most popular forms of outdoor physical activity. Most people already know it is great cardiovascular exercise, but there are some other not-so-commonly touted benefits of hitting the trails. It's Affordable Who says the best things in life aren't free? Hiking in Ontario is one of the most inexpensive physical pursuits.  Many of the trails in Ontario are free to use - all you need is a good pair of supportive hiking shoes or boots, [...]

25 05, 2013

The Art of the Staycation – Embrace a Weekend Getaway

2020-04-13T20:14:43+00:00Ontario Vacations, Uncategorized|

You don`t have to hop on the plane to have an amazing weekend getaway. Couples and families worldwide are saving money and having a great time by planning exciting "staycations" - a vacation at home or nearby. This said, sometimes it`s hard to get into the weekend getaway groove when you`re so close to home. Here are a few tricks to help you loosen up and enjoy your well-deserved time away. Set Some Rules Just because you`re less than an hour from home doesn't mean you should be rushing off to check your emails. Following that same vein, just because [...]

23 05, 2013

Hiking Ontario: What to Bring

2020-04-13T20:14:37+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

Hiking Ontario trails isn't exactly as physically demanding as traversing the Alps, but this doesn't mean you should just pick a trail and start walking aimlessly. When planning any kind of outdoor excursion, it is always best to adopt the Boy Scout motto and be prepared. This isn't to say you've got to map your exact route and pack a week's worth of provisions - merely that you should give some consideration to a few key factors. Duration How long are you going to be out? An hour, a few hours, overnight? Obviously, what you would bring for an overnight [...]

17 05, 2013

Vacation Ideas: Rainy Day Solutions

2020-04-13T20:14:33+00:00Ontario Vacations, Uncategorized|

Photo Credit: Mikael Miettinen | Flickr Vacation ideas are always tough to come up with, you plan one thing and your son doesn't want to do that or your wife has to work. There is always something that gets in the way. After months of planning, saving and searching for the best getaway deals, you've finally booked your long awaited family vacation. Your whole family is excited about spending time on the lake, boating and fishing, and on the trails, hiking and biking. You've packed enough sunscreen and bug repellent to last until Armageddon and your wardrobe is pretty much [...]