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Earthy and Enamored in Cinque Terre

Earthy and Enamored in Cinque Terre

Why I went here? I wanted to experience “dolce far niente” and this was just the place to do that. I did not want the glamour that was the Amalfi or the somewhat surreal cousin towns north in the Italian Riviera. Here at the Cinque Terre, the villages were said to be like being transported back in time and if not for mobile phones and wifi spots, I would most definitely agree. It had just the right balance of charm, isolation, and beauty that I was looking for. Oh, and I wanted to hike. …

Diversified and Harmonious in Toronto, Ontario

Diversified and Harmonious in Toronto, Ontario

Why I went here? It was a suitable getaway for a long weekend. I have also never been and I wanted to see Niagara Falls. Best time to visit? The best time is from May to September. The city begins to liven, opening up themed parks, farmers markets, and the Casa Loma. Best way to get there? Take a direct flight from DFW to Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The best way to get to Toronto is to take the Pacific Western Airport Express. It is a bus service that stops in several centralized points within the city. It’s comfortable, reliable and it has wifi inside. The cost is $40 round trip and for $6 more, you can upgrade to the “connect” and be dropped off and picked up from your hotel doorstep (that is if it’s not one of the normal stop). …