Situated in the gorgeous city of Kingston, Ontario is the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Having recently spent a few days in this city, we ended up staying here for a night so today I’ll be sharing with you my full in depth review of this hotel as well as a few photos of the place.
For those who live in Quebec (and even for those who don’t) when you think of a botanical garden the first one that comes to mind is the famous Botanical Garden and Insectarium found in Montreal. Though this huge garden is spectacular and stunning, it isn’t the only one in the province worth visiting. Hidden away in the small town of Kingsey Falls about a two hour drive away from Montreal is the Parc Marie Victorin. Though much smaller in size compared to the Montreal botanical gardens it is still unique and worth the visit.
For a while now I’ve known about the company Universal Yums who specialize in a food subscription service that delivers a box filled with snacks and candies each month and so I decided that the month of August it was time to finally jump onto the band wagon and to experience this box myself. Though this may sound like any other food related subscription box out there, this is where it gets interesting. Each month Universal Yums chooses a different country around the world with some of the past boxes being from Italy and South Korea and fills a box with goodies originating from that country. Boxes can be purchased as a subscription service with a new box each month but can be cancelled and renewed at any time so that you receive your boxes when it’s convenient for you. Prices vary depending on the size of the box that you would like to receive, with the smaller boxes (6+ snacks) priced at $14 USD and the larger boxes (12+ snacks) priced at $25 USD. Every month each box will come jam packed not only with a specific country’s snacks and candies but there will also be a booklet included which describes each snack along with some information on the country that you are visiting that month. There is also trivia and games included in that booklet as well as a free activity sheet in each box.
When it comes to abandoned places, many of us tend to associate them with run down houses on the verge of collapsing or graffiti stained buildings waiting to be demolished. Though this may be the case for some, there is still a certain beauty that goes along with an abandoned place. Whether they be houses or theme parks, while they can be a bit spooky, learning about the history and exploring a place that has held so many memories over the years is enough to overcome to scariness of it all.
Set in the days before the internet, electricity, and much of the other amenities we’re used to having on hand at all times, the Village Quebecois D’antan in Drummondville, Quebec explores these times and shows visitors how life was during the 19th century.
July 1st not only marked Canada day but this year it was also the country’s 150th birthday. From coast to coast and everywhere in between, this country is filled with lakes, forests, glaciers, mountains, and so much more. It is also home to a handful of weird and unusual destinations and natural wonders to see. In celebration of this country, here are 10 of the most unusual spots to visit.