Author: Megan Carman

Diamonds are Made Under Pressure

Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 PM by Megan Carman

The best part about supporting local is getting to know the people behind the businesses that make it all happen. This knowledge allows you to properly appreciate everything that goes into running the restaurants, bakeries, distilleries, breweries, and experiences that you love.

To help you get to know the new gems across Ontario’s Southwest, we interviewed 5 tourism businesses that either opened, or were in the process of opening a new component, right before the pandemic hit.

Experience Maple Season from Home

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:00 PM by Megan Carman

Staying home, safe, and social distanced means that you aren’t traveling during the colder months. If being home at this time of the year is new to you, or even if it isn’t new, challenge yourself to be as open to new experiences as you’d be on vacation. Locals often overlook the amazing experiences within their own backyards because they aren’t in the “tourist mindset”.

If you’re lucky enough to own a convertible, you already know how much fun it is to drive the scenic Southwest roads in the fall. But, if you aren’t a convertible owner, don’t sweat it! We’ve created three must-drive routes to convince your friend with a convertible to road trip with you this fall. Don’t forget to call ahead and make sure that the locations listed are open on the day that you want to visit.

Pedestrian-Only Weekends

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:00 AM by Megan Carman

If you are looking for something new, fun, and safe to do this weekend, check out the nearest pedestrian-only zones in Ontario’s Southwest. "Pedestrian-only" areas mean that the roads are closed to cars to allow pedestrians to dine, shop, and walk safely in the open street.

6 Fun Things to Do with Your Pup

Friday, July 10, 2020 1:00 PM by Megan Carman

Does your dog give you, “the look” when you try to leave your home? You know, that “Please don’t leave me behind when you go out!” look that both breaks and melts your heart? Avoid the drama and bring your dog for the adventure!  Here are six fun things you can do in Ontario’s Southwest with your most loyal friend.

Meet Me on the Patio

Monday, July 6, 2020 11:00 AM by Megan Carman

Amazing Outdoor Dining Spots Ready to Welcome You Right Now

We are continuously impressed by the spirited local entrepreneurs who have persevered during the pandemic.  Now that it is patio season, businesses within Ontario’s Southwest have adapted to serve you safely this summer - be sure to check out these new, extended, or modified patios! 

Take advantage of the local, photo worthy, destinations that are right here in Southwestern Ontario. You’ll want to take lots of pictures to share with loved ones you can’t visit this Summer. And since now is the perfect chance to up your phone photography skills, we’ve compiled six easy ways to take better outdoor photos.