Trip Inspiration | Shopping
Friday, June 23, 2017 10:00 AM by Jim Byers
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO – Henry Noestheden and Cor Boon had hoped to start things slow. Maybe ease into their chocolate-making business a little, as a pair of guys aged 68 and 75, respectively, might want to do. But on their second day of business at ODG Chocolates (it stands for Old Dutch Guys) they sold one of their bird-shaped chocolates to a journalist who was heading to nearby Pelee Island and wanted to give a gift to a bird-loving author who spends her summers there. Yeah, a certain Canadian writer named Margaret Atwood.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
Take off on a scenic cycling trip along the St. Clair River.
This three or four-day ride begins and ends in Sarnia taking riders on a scenic cycle along the St. Clair River for the first day.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines.
This four-day journey, which begins and ends in St. Thomas, takes you along quiet rural roads and a waterfront trail, down Lake Erie’s northern shoreline and through communities with rich maritime heritage and vast agricultural lands.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:00 AM by Jim Byers
I was attending a tourism conference in this southwest Ontario city in mid-spring and walked into a large, industrial space in the Old East Village Area of town. There was a gleaming coffee shop off to one side; the sort of place that looks like one you’d find in Toronto’s West Queen West area or Vancouver’s Gastown. Past that was a lovely, bright grocery store selling lots of local foods and organic products.
Savour complex wines and craft beers on this tour of Norfolk County
Spending the day at the beautiful wineries and breweries of Norfolk County, I got to try some of the most delicious drinks and tasty snacks you can find in Ontario's Southwest.
Jim Byers explores Grand Bend.
I’ve spent many a day kicking down the streets of Lahaina on Maui. I’ve paraded down Duval Street in Key West and strolled the piers of California from San Diego to Santa Cruz. I’ve been lucky enough to hit the beaches of Thailand and Sardinia, of St. Lucia and Senegal.