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The Best Spots for High Tea in Ottawa

By Hannah Logan - January 6, 2022
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When I was a little girl my Nana told me over and over again that when I was older she would take me for high tea in Ottawa at one of the city’s most prestigious hotels; The Chateau Laurier. For most little girls, that would probably be a dream. However, six-year-old me, being the huge…

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Quebec City in Winter- Rue du Petit Champlain restaurant

Quebec City in Winter: 15 Fun Things to do in Canada’s Winter Wonderland

By Hannah Logan - January 6, 2022
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Baby, it’s cold outside! But that’s no reason to hide inside. At least not when you are in Quebec City; one of the most charming cities in Canada. Quebec City in the winter is truly a winter wonderland. From the snow-covered streets decorated with fairy lights, to cozy cafes, hotels, and restaurants, not to mention…

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Winter Clothing for Canada

What to Wear in Winter in Canada: A Canada Packing List

By Hannah Logan - January 4, 2022
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Oh, winter in Canada. It’s the stuff of plenty of jokes but it’s my reality. And you know what? I actually love it. Winter in Canada is actually pretty awesome. Sure it long, cold as hell, and I spend what seems like half of my days shovelling but there’s something truly magical about skiing in…

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Weekend Guide to Prince Edward County Wineries & More!

By Hannah Logan - September 26, 2021
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When it comes to Canadian wine most of us tend to think of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia or Niagara on the Lake in Southern Ontario. However, on the shores of Lake Ontario is another area known for wineries (along with a few cideries and breweries as well!). This area is Prince Edward County…

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Whistler in the Summer: A Guide to Whistler, BC

By Hannah Logan - September 2, 2021
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Whistler village is a famous Canadian destination, especially among skiers and snowboarders. But you don’t have to visit in the winter to experience Whistler; it’s a pretty great summer destination as well (with the bonus of also being more affordable!). So if you are thinking of visiting Whistler in the summer, here is my Whistler…

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Vancouver skyline

The Best of: 3 Days in Vancouver

By Hannah Logan - September 1, 2021
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The first time I visited Vancouver, I spent a little over a week using the city as a base to explore and catch up with some of my friends who had moved out to BC. I had a blast in the west coast city and cam back to explore more a couple years later. Having…

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Wakefield Village

Things to do in Wakefield Village, Quebec

By Hannah Logan - October 29, 2020
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One of the biggest perks to living in Ottawa is how close we are to some of the best things that nature has to offer. A local and tourist favourite is the Gatineau area, perfect for a variety of outdoor activities and adventures. The area is home to a variety of ski hills, hiking trails,…

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Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel

The Most Haunted Places in Canada to Stay & Eat (If you Dare)

By Hannah Logan - October 25, 2020
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Haunted places and ghost stories have fascinated people for ages. From friendly Casper-like stories to menacing, terrifying phantoms; for some reason, humans are drawn to the idea of the supernatural and, as such, dark tourism has become quite the trend. Especially in places like Edinburgh, and New Orleans, Prague. But, did you know, that Canada…

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Lake Louise in Summer

Things to do in Lake Louise in the Summer

By Hannah Logan - August 15, 2020
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If you know anything about Canada, chances are you have heard of or seen photos of Banff, Lake Louise. Lake Louise in the summer is all turquoise waters, towering Rocky Mountains, and the stunning Fairmont Lake Louise Hotel on the shoreline. It’s one of Canada’s best known destinations and a must-see on many traveller’s bucket…

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Waterfowl Lakes

Off the Beaten Track in Banff National Park

By Hannah Logan - August 10, 2020
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What is the first thing you think of when you someone says Banff? Chances are its Lake Louise, that’s what most people picture. Having just been, I can’t say I blame them. The lake and surrounding scenery is beautiful. But, while I’m glad to have seen it, sharing it with about 20,000 people in a…

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How to Plan Your Own 1000 Islands Tour

By Hannah Logan - August 5, 2020
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  *Disclaimer: I was a guest of 1000 Islands Tourism for this trip. All opinons, however, are my own. Imagine a place filled with stories of prohibition parties, rum runners, castles, and pirates. A place with clear waters filled with shipwrecks, tree-covered islands with stunning summer homes, and colourful sunsets. A place that you could…

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The Best of Toronto in 2 Days

By Hannah Logan - May 24, 2020
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Known for having the tallest building in Canada, and being the home to both the Blue Jays baseball team and actor turned rapper Drake, Toronto is one of the most popular cities to visit in Canada. There’s plenty to do and see in this busy metropolis but even if you only have time for a…

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The Best Budget-Friendly Winter Getaways for Canadians

By Hannah Logan - March 2, 2020
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*This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Air Canada Vacations. All opinions are, as always, my own.   When it comes to winters in Canada there’s no doubt; they are long. For many of us, too long. While white Christmases are magical and skiing/snowboarding can be a lot of fun, there comes a…

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The Three Best Places to Experience a White Christmas in Canada

By Hannah Logan - December 11, 2017
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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Are you? Thankfully, living in Ottawa, Canada, I’m almost always guaranteed having at least a little layer of powdery white snow during the holiday season, and I definitely take it for granted. But, the more I travel, even across Canada, and hear about how many people have never experienced…

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Girls Getaway Toronto

Girls’ Getaway Toronto: A Luxury Weekend Escape

By Hannah Logan - March 21, 2017
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Toronto is one of Canada’s most popular cities for visitors and for good reason. It’s stylish and modern with plenty to do and see. From sports to shopping, art to animals, there really is something for everyone. Not to mention, as one of the nation’s most multicultural cities, it has an amazing food scene. Toronto…

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One King West Hotel: Historic Elegance in Downtown Toronto

By Hannah Logan - March 14, 2017
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We swung the door open, eager to escape the notoriously cold temperatures of a Canadian winter. The noise of the street disappeared as the door closed behind us. A quick glance around showed marble stairs sweeping to the level above, and elegant crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Suitcases in tow, we pushed through the next…

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Girl’s Getaway: Spa, Dine, Sleep, and Explore at The Wakefield Mill

By Hannah Logan - April 28, 2015
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With mother’s day just around the corner I wanted to do something special with my mom, a mini-getaway from the city, the boys, and any stress. I’d heard about the Wakefield Mill from friends, but after speaking with them at the Ottawa Travel Show in March, I realized it was the perfect place for my…

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Girls Getaway: A Festive Mini-Break in Québec City

By Hannah Logan - December 16, 2014
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With the holiday season in full swing it’s time to celebrate. And what better way to get in the festive spirit than with a mini break in Canada’s most European city; Québec. With its cobblestone streets all dressed up for the season, fresh snow on the ground, plenty of cafes and boutiques for Christmas shopping,…

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Auberge Saint-Antoine: Luxury with a Story in the Heart of Quebec City

By Hannah Logan - December 9, 2014
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Snow blows gently in the cold December night as our taxi makes a right down a narrow street. I peer happily out the window as we pass a line of small trees and shrubs, all wrapped in festive red lights for the holiday season. Our driver announces our arrival and before I can finish paying…

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