Hawaii Is My Heaven

Hawaii is my heaven on earth. I have visited Hawaii four times in the past seven years, and each time, I have more wonderful experiences .

Tasty Treats in LA
Traveling is a different experience for each of us. For some, it is lying on the beach and relaxing, and it is adventures that send a rush of heart pumping excitement for others. And for me, it is all about the tasty treats that each place I visit has to offer.

Most recently, I was in my old stomping grounds of sunny Los Angeles. Being a Canadian who spends most of the year bundled up and indoors, the seductive allure of the many outdoor and indoor restaurants is enough excitement to send me diving in head first. From Cuban, Mexican and Persian dining to juice bars, salad bars and the biggest assortment of fast food that you can imagine, LA is great because the city is home to people from all over the world who have different ways of cooking.

The season for sundresses and sandals has landed, and given how short-lived the Canadian summer always is, it’s a good idea to maximize your time spent outdoors during this pleasantly warm time of year.

Outdoor markets are a great excuse for spending time outside, and luckily for Canadians, plenty of markets pop up across the country during the warmer months of the year. Farmers display their fresh produce; artists showcase their latest masterpieces; and hand-made clothing and accessories are laid out under the sun.

By Megan Harman

By frequenting these markets, you can take a break from the frosty temperatures of air-conditioned supermarkets and shopping malls, and get some of your shopping done with the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair.

Market-goers can also feel good about supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs rather than major chains and foreign-based retailers. Since bargaining is fair game at many markets, you may be able to save a few bucks by shopping at a local market.