On a recent visit to Peller Estates Winery, I had the opportunity to do a tasting of the red, white, and ice wines. The ice wine was my favourite of the three. Inside the Peller Estates store, there were fall festive displays and gift ideas for all wine lovers. You can purchase accessories such as wine decanters, cheese boards, and bottle openers.
If you’re interested in doing a winery tour, Peller Estates offer different winery tours that run every hour or every half hour on the weekend. Call in advance to verify times, as there may be cancellations.
Peller estates vineyard is scenic and great for pictures. I was unable to go on a tour during this trip, but will sign up for one of their food and wine pairings tour next time.
If you plan to take the UP Express from Union station to Pearson Airport, you can relax at the CIBC Upstairs Lounge. The lounge features appetizers and Millstreet Beer. I happened to be at the lounge while Millstreet Brew was handing out samples of their beer. I got a chance to try the Tankhouse and the Meridian. Always a fan of their beers.
Great beers and a great way to pass the time before your train arrives. Get an early start on that vacation.
Only 3 more sleeps until Christmas, which means you have only a few more chances to catch the beautiful Christmas lights on display. If you happen to live in Pickering or drive past it, take the time to drive south on Liverpool Street off of highway 401. Some of the most impressive Christmas light decorations. A few of the houses collect donations for the food bank, so please give if you can. In case you can’t make it out this year, here is a taste of what you’re missing.
Vikings, vicious politics and vindaloo curries — Scotland isn’t all tartan and bagpipes.
Read Mongolia’s lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters by Lonely Planet (Amazing! http://t.co/sfOABw4vsk)
Such a lovely photo. Mongolia is on my bucket list of places to visit. The natural beauty is so remote.
Spirit Airlines goes yellow, raises bag fees for holiday travel
Los Angeles Times
Ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is changing its colors — but not its stripes.
This month has not been a good month for travelers when it comes to fees. First, West Jet announced they were introducing a first checked baggage fee. Then Air Canada Followed suit with their own announcement. And now Spirit Airlines…who’s next?
JetBlue is one of the few non-chartered airlines that still has their free first checked baggage.
There are plenty expensive gadgets and gizmos we’d like to buy for our next traveling adventure, but sometimes it’s just not in the budge.
For example, we’re not going to spend $9,000 on this tent for our glamping trip and $50,000 for a barbecue…
Clear Blue Hawaii has designed a clear bottom transparent sea kayak called the ‘Molokini’. This would be great to see what’s below without having to snorkel or get out of the kayak. However, many people have commented that the clear transparent bottom would quickly become less clear after several scratches from rocks. The Clear Blue Hawaii website does address the strength of the material, but not about the resistance to scratching. Has anyone tried or purchased one? Would be great to hear first person test results.