Trip Inspiration

Megan Carman

Overnight Stays that Make for a Perfect Winter Getaway

Last year was the time to explore local. And through that exploration, you may have noticed something; we have so much to offer locally in Ontario's Southwest! This year, you should continueseeing what's available in your own backyard and we bet that these local gems will be places that you want to come back to again and again! …

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Diamonds are Made Under Pressure

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…

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6 Fun Things to Do with Your Pup

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…

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Meet Me on the Patio

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! …

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6 Easy Ways to Take Better Outdoor Pictures with Your Phone

Take advantage of the local, photo worthy, destinations that are right here in Southwestern Ontario. The high quality cameras on our smart phones have made photography one of the most accessible forms of art. You don't need a fancy camera to take amazing photos. To help you get started, here aresix easy ways to take better outdoor photos…

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