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When Is The Best Time to Visit Newfoundland?

When to Visit Newfoundland

Whenever I meet someone who has never been to my fair province, first I encourage them to come see us and second, I tell them that I think there’s one time of year that’s better than others to visit Newfoundland for the first time. And that time, my friends, is upon us right now. While there are cool things to do here at any time of the year my own favourite is from early-July to mid-August, when it feels like the province is full of colour and the people most lively. The temperatures finally warm up and we all come out of hibernation. The streets are full of people, the whales come out to play, and every weekend there’s a festival on the go somewhere.

Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls in Photos

Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls | SuitcaseandHeels.com

The sign says that Clifton Hill is the street of fun at Niagara Falls to which I add a caveat… if you’re a kid. Most adults will probably find it to be a cheesy drain on their wallets. Everything may be overpriced but I still had fun photographing the over-the-topness of it all. I was here when I was 9 and you know what, almost nothing has changed. There are still the same haunted houses, wax museums, arcades and gift shops. One thing that I do love about Clifton Hill is how colourful every thing is.

Living Life on the Edge – CN Tower’s EdgeWalk

CN Tower EdgeWalk | SuitcaseandHeels.com

The EdgeWalk guide called it “Toes Over Toronto”. I called it terrifying. So there my 10 little digits were, perched over the edge of a grate, 1168 feet over Bremner Avenue. Every time I looked down my head would swim and I felt like I was going to fall forward. My fingers tightened on the thick black cable that was keeping me from doing the world’s most epic swan dive. How did I end up tethered to the top of the CN Tower anyway?

Sunday Snap: Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls - Maid of the Mist | SuitcaseandHeels.com

I’d been to Niagara Falls a handful of times in my lift but I’d never been on the Maid of the Mist before. I’d seen the boats bobbing in the water each time and saw the crowds in their plastic rain ponchos. This year I got to join them and experienced the power of the Fall’s first hand. It’s one thing to look down on the river from above but it’s another to be in that cloud of heavy mist at the bottom, looking up. You really get a sense for just how powerful Mother Nature can be. The ride doesn’t really last all that long, about 30 minutes, but I think it’s worth the $20 to be able to see the Falls from this angle. Pro tip: wear shoes that you don’t mind getting soaked…because they will. Have you been been on the Maid of the Mist?

Breakast in Costa Rica | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Foodie Friday: Fried Plantains in Costa Rica

It's been over a year since I was in Costa Rica. On my first morning there I discovered a dish that I now refer to as "breakfast candy" - fried plantains. Starchier than ...

Niagara-on-the-Lake | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Niagara-on-the-Lake in Photos

I know the cliched terms: quiant, idllyic, sleepy so I won't use any of those. I will, however, say that Niagara-on-the-Lake is pretty. Tourism is important here so every...

BlogHouse Made Me Less of a Dork

"They like me! They really like me!" I channeled my inner Sally Field when I got my BlogHouse acceptance letter. I've been blogging less than a year and I would never hav...

Still Dancing in the Distillery District | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Sunday Snap: Still Dancing

The name of the huge art installation in the middle of Toronto's Distillery District is "Still Dancing" and, depending on who you talk to, it resembles a whiskey still an...

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