Canada's tree-covered wilderness and cool fall temperatures create some of the world's most vibrant fall foliage. The autumn colours are more intense in the Great White North's eastern provinces, and the most populated, east-central province of Ontario is one of the best for viewing them in jaw-dropping settings.
I love uncovering hidden gems and when someone told me about Abbotsford, I was delightfully surprised. During my visit, I was touched by the farming community and how deeply they care for what they are doing. It is truly a way of life for them and the region.
Ottawa is in the process of changing up the nice, proper-but-a-tad-stiff image it has rocked since I visited as a child. Most people visit Ottawa on their grade ten school trip and never look back; I returned over the years because I have family there. What I found on last weekend's visit made me want to go back for more.
First it was an American on-line dive magazine, then it was a chain of Canadian newspapers and now, Germany's largest circulation magazine Der Spiegel is in the city of Brockville, Ontario to discover why this is one of the world's best freshwater diving destinations.
Current estimates put the number of U.S. and Canadian citizens living in various places in Mexico at well over one million. Not all are retired, but hundreds of thousands of them are.