The Grand Detour of 2019 | Old Quebec

Confirmed: my favorite part of my grand detour was my trip to Quebec City. We stayed in Old Quebec, a little bit outside the walls. Old Quebec was a fortified city, and the walls have been maintained through the years. The walls reminded me of my history lessons: cities were fortified to protect inhabitants fromContinue reading “The Grand Detour of 2019 | Old Quebec”

Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight by Don Bassingthwaite

I went to Bakka Phoenix Books last week and picked up Don Bassingthwaite’s Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight, which caught my eye because of the blurb on the shelf: It’s hard to be the funniest book in a shop filled with Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett and Connie Willis but Toronto’s own Don BassingthwaiteContinue reading “Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight by Don Bassingthwaite”

If you’re going to San Francisco: Part 1

It turns out I’m not yet done saying goodbye to San Francisco. Partly inspired by recommendation requests from friends who are planning trips with their families this year, I decided to compile a list of attractions to visit in San Francisco. This will be a three-part series, a post for each day someone would beContinue reading “If you’re going to San Francisco: Part 1”