Toronto’s TV Audience Member Tour 2014 (Part 2)

Day Two of my TV Audience Member Tour took me to the CTV studio in downtown Toronto.  As mentioned, the Renaissance Hotel that we stayed at was the perfect location.  Both the CTV and CBC studios were within walking distance from the hotel. With music pumping, the audience coordinator gets us hyped up as he…

Toronto’s TV Audience Member Tour 2014 (Part 1)

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend some time with family in Manitoba.  It was great to have a chunk of time to spend with them.  That has happened few and far between since I moved out west almost half a lifetime ago.  Unfortunately due to Armando’s new job that he had just…

Cold Saunas are Cool (and Cold!)

So we survived! The Sparkling Hill Resort, where I took Armando for a birthday surprise getaway,  has the only cold sauna in North America.  It is a sauna that has a temperature of -110 degrees celsius.  Yes, that’s what I said: MINUS 110 degrees celsius!!  Armando and I wanted to add it to our list…

The Trans-Canada Conquered

We made it…and with no panic attacks!  In fact, I actually enjoyed the drive.  I’ve been scared for the last three years about driving the Trans-Canada in BC and facing that fear yesterday felt like a big accomplishment.  And the wine, great food and amazing resort that we are staying is icing on the cake.…

Facing my Fears on the Trans-Canada Highway

So I’m facing one of my fears this weekend. Three years ago, we moved to BC.  Filled with excitement, Armando and I drove our cars through the majestic Canadian Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver on the Trans-Canada Highway.  The views were beautiful, yet terrifying.  Narrow, winding roads cut along the sides of the mountains.  Single…