It’s been open for a while, but I finally made it to our newest attraction in Toronto – Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. And it was definitely worth the wait. What a great addition to our city and all the other attractions near it, like the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, the Air Canada Centre and the Roundhouse.
We may be having quite a winter here in Toronto, but it’s that time of the year to start thinking about boats. Boats you ask? Yes, the Toronto International Boat Show is on now. You may be in the market for one or just dreaming. But, this is a fun show to check out in Toronto. It’s on every year around this time.
The Toronto Christmas Market is one the greatest holiday destinations and now traditions in the City of Toronto. It has become a yearly stop for me. The Christmas Market is the place I can go that will put me right in the holiday spirit. With the carolers, the lights, the hot food and drink, the fire pits to warm up around and not to ever be forgotten the always beautiful Christmas tree, donated by Trees Ontario, with all it lights and splendour.
Recently, I was lucky enough to travel around Prince Edward Island (PEI) and was extremely impressed by how the various tourism groups, attractions and cities made such great use of social media, especially Twitter. As a traveler and social media consultant, what they were doing impressed me on many levels.
Most of the social media teams I virtually came across realized the importance of using social media as marketing tool, from the initial info-gathering months before my departure, to the post-trip compliments from various people, tourism boards and attractions.
I was out with some international friends the other night. We were: Two Brits doing a short working holidays in Canada, a Canadian and a Brit who live in Beijing and 3 Torontonians. An interesting group with various life and travel experience.
Our Canadian friend who lives in Beijing start talking about how different people are here compared to China and how things have changed in Canada over the passed few years. It was interesting what he brought up.
Recently I noticed that many of the wines I get excited about and that I tend to choose and buy are based more on a memory or experience that I associate with the wine than any other reason. What about you? Do you have a fond memory of a wine you enjoyed that special someone or at a great party or for just about any other reason?