Cafe du Monde ~ a must for every visitor to New Orleans

Open 24/7 since 1862, Cafe Du Monde now has eight locations in New Orleans with the most frequented being the original in the French Quarter.  It closes only for Christmas Day and whenever a hurricane is imminent. Menu choices are dark roasted coffee and chicory served black or au lait,  milk, freshly squeezed orange juice and, of course, their signature …

Woofstock – A Festival for Dogs

Summer in the city. The annual street festivals have begun. Native Torontonians and visitors alike are donning their sandals, sunglasses and tanning lotions and heading out to enjoy the warm weather activities. Like most Saturday mornings, I started out early to gather fresh local produce in the Beaches neighborhood. The streets surrounding the neighbourhood were closed to traffic and tents …