Category Archives: Travels

Cycling the Greater Golden Horseshoe

You never know who you might meet when you ride through Toronto’s ravines Spring is here! One of my favourite things to do is go for a ride, either within town, or on a day trip or an overnight excursion. … Continue reading

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A check-up on Downtown Barrie

Barrie has a great waterfront and an interesting downtown. However, there are serious social issues that need addressing. Continue reading

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To Stratford by Train

VIA Train 85 at Stratford Station, October 8, 2016 On Thanksgiving weekend, my partner and I made the trip out to Stratford to get away from Toronto for two days and see two shows: Macbeth and The Hypochondriac. Both plays … Continue reading

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A ride from Caledon to Guelph via the Elora-Cataract Trailway

On Friday, September 2, I went for an 80 kilometre ride between Caledon and Guelph on what turned out to be a spectacular day: sunny, a high of 23 Celsius and without too much humidity. The summer of 2016 has … Continue reading

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A ride from Peterborough to Uxbridge (Day 2)

Looking west on Doube’s Trestle, between Peterborough and Omemee After riding the Lang-Hastings trail on Sunday July 30, I cycled from Peterborough to Uxbridge on Monday, August 1, stopping at Trent University. This is one of my favourite rides in Ontario, having … Continue reading

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A ride between Peterborough and Hastings (Day 1)

The Trans-Canada Trail crosses the Otonabee River near downtown Peterborough, next to the Canadian Pacific Railway During the Civic Holiday long weekend, I spent two days cycling around Peterborough and two of the rail trails that radiate out of it. … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Hershey Train: the last interurban railway

Last week, my partner-in-crime and I escaped to Cuba for a short vacation. Eschewing the all-inclusive resorts at Varadero, we decided to spend our time in Havana instead. Havana is a fascinating place that’s worth exploring beyond the popular spots such as the … Continue reading

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