Category: Canada

Travelling During a Global Pandemic: A Corona Virus Travel Story

Travelling During a Global Pandemic: A Corona Virus Travel Story

Before I share my Corona virus travel story, I want to assure you that I was not travelling for fun. I was travelling to return to my home country, to be closer to my parents and be in a place where I have access to […]

Where to Eat in Toronto: For All Budgets

Where to Eat in Toronto: For All Budgets

Have you ever struggled with figuring out where to eat in Toronto? I mean, we all have really. The city is gigantic and absolutely filled with restaurants. It’s such a big issue that there are blogs dedicated to Toronto food alone! Well, this blog isn’t […]

10 Pros and Cons of Living in Canada

10 Pros and Cons of Living in Canada

I’m a born and raised Canadian. I say about like “a-boat,” regularly use the term “loonie” in everyday conversation (even if it’s not the right currency), and am constantly saying sorry (heavy on the “o,” of course). That being said, I haven’t lived in Canada […]

Canadian vs. American Thanksgiving: What’s the Difference?

Canadian vs. American Thanksgiving: What’s the Difference?

It’s that time of year again: American Thanksgiving is here! That means Christmas is right around the corner (according to TV adverts anyway). But I’m not quite ready for Christmas, so I’m going to put it off by focussing on this holiday. You’ll notice I’ve […]

How Canadians Celebrate Halloween

How Canadians Celebrate Halloween

Growing up in Canada, I often forget that most of the world doesn’t devolve into ghost and ghouls come October 31st. Halloween is such a natural part of life in North America. Since the US dominates most of our TV shows, I never saw a […]

Best Time to Visit Toronto (from a Canadian)

Best Time to Visit Toronto (from a Canadian)

And I’m back! Thank you for waiting patiently while I caught up on 2 years of doctors appointments, celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday, over ate with my sister, cuddled my dogs and spent time with my family. But enough about all that. You’re here for […]

August Hiatus

August Hiatus

Hello, all! As you know from my last post, I’ve left New Zealand and am preparing to head back to uni. It’s very exciting, but it’s also a big change. So I’ve decided to take a short hiatus from Nina Out and About. Partially because […]

My 5 Favourite Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My 5 Favourite Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I have no idea why Halifax isn’t the first place people want to visit in Canada. It’s so much better than Toronto or Ottawa. The people are nicer, the air is cleaner and the food is AMAZING. I couldn’t even feel bad about gaining the […]

What to Eat in Canada: A Comprehensive Guide to Canadian Cuisine

What to Eat in Canada: A Comprehensive Guide to Canadian Cuisine

When you think of Canadian food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably maple syrup. But our cuisine is so much more than that! We have so much variety to offer our visitors, but most never go beyond the souvenir maple syrup. While […]

Toronto Winter Weekend Itinerary

Toronto Winter Weekend Itinerary

Since I’m leaving Toronto (and winter) behind to head to New Zealand tomorrow, I decided to write an itinerary for spending a winter weekend in Toronto. Winter in Toronto is a special time. The city comes alive in the winter with outdoor skating rinks literally […]