Author: Parm Parmar

Royal Afternoon Tea – Fairmont Royal York

Occasionally, we all deserve the Royal Treatment and the Fairmont Hotels (Victoria, Calgary, Banff, Ottawa, and Toronto) are giving us the opportunity to have just that – by serving a ‘Royal Afternoon Tea’. To celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Canada, the Fairmont Hotels’ excellent chefs have devised a ‘Royal Tea’ in consultation with Chef Darren McGrady.  Chef McGrady is the former Chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana Princess of Wales and Princes’ William and Harry. The menu is comprised of classic dishes favoured by the Royal Family. I was able to partake in this superb Tea at...

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Three Spectacular Places to Eat in Belize

This article was first published in the Epoch Times Travel Blog. Beautiful Belize is a small, but culturally interesting country on the Caribbean coast of Central America. Nestled beside Mexico and Guatemala it has a diverse geography from the second largest barrier reef to a tropical jungle that is home to hundreds of different species. Not to mention many ancient Maya Ruins. When it comes to dining you will find a mix of Caribbean, Mexican, African, Spanish, and Mayan culinary influences. North American style foods like burgers, pizzas, and chicken dishes are readily available. Rice and beans, popular in...

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The Savvy Travellers’ Guide to the Best Eating in Quebec City

Guest Post by Jennifer Sharp As destinations for gastronomic excellence go, Quebec City has always been high on the list, with its unique blend of both deluxe and artisanal traditions. There is much to be said for the innovative new selections that are appearing alongside the century-old club chairs and jazz bars. Using local ingredients and outstanding, house-made concoctions, these restaurants have raised the bar for dining in the iconic, old city. Most feature extensive cocktail offerings, also with an emphasis on unique ingredients and creative crafting. Find here our best-of-the-best that Quebec has to offer, ranging from the...

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Living Water Resort and Spa: A Perfect Weekend Escape

Looking for an escape from stressful city life; I came across a wonderful spot – the perfect spot – and just two hours from Toronto; the Living Water Resort and Spa, in picturesque Collingwood. So I packed my weekender bag and hit the open road. On arrival, I checked into my beautiful one bedroom suite, then set out to explore the property. This lovely Spa is a new addition to Cranberry Village in Collingwood; one of the few resorts on Georgian Bay and a huge draw for visitors like me looking for physical activities coupled with the pampering of...

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Top 5 Things to do in Toronto and Beyond

Toronto is one of the best cities to live in Canada. It offers residents and visitors a maelstrom of activities from arts and culture, restaurants and nightlife, spas, shopping and so much more. Here’s our pick of top activities to do in this culturally rich city:  Visit The ROM – Chihuly Exhibit Dale Chihuly is a phenomenal artist who has (using just his own breath, centrifugal force, gravity and fire), transformed glass-blowing to an unbelievable art form. I originally saw his work in Florida, and now his brilliant glass creations are featured at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). After becoming intrigued...

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