My many adventures

Hi Folks, sorry I deleted my paragraph where I tell you all about all the places I've been to.
I'm blessed since surviving breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I want to visit.
I've been to Scotland, England, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & SulcukEphesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...


Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband went to their beautiful honeymoon to Calabogie Lodge in Ontario. The resort was all wood interior with two bedrooms and the master suite with a bed so big. Glad they enjoyed their first vacation ever! His brother loaned them his BMW which drove like a dream.

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.

I had my annual cancer check up and everything was great! It makes me so happy unfortunately, my doctor had to retire due to illness and I am trying to get a family doctor. It is horrible when you don't have someone who looks after you and knows you.

So looking forward to the summer with fresh air & warm summer nights. Spring here is pretty good too.

Still trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks friends,


Saturday, June 8, 2013

InterContinental Hotel Toronto Review

Hi Folks!  WOW, I had the most fabulous trip to Toronto for the TBEX bloggers and sponsors conference.  I met incredible people and stayed in a wonderful hotel.  I wrote a review of the hotel on their site as well as on TripAdvisor.

I believe in sharing my experiences with other travelers so they know know what to expect when staying in various places.

When I entered the hotel, it's decor didn't strike me as a hotel.  It was more of conference setting.  I was checked in within a short period of time.  The hotel front staff & manager were more than friendly and helpful in getting my Priority points reward number to assign to my name & they gave me a complimentary upgrade, which I really appreciated.  I had a room on the 17th floor facing the river and the small TO City Airport.  The CN Tower was in front of me to the right along with the Roger's Centre and Ripley's Acquarium.

Ripley's Aquarium is on the right (white)
A little blurry but lit up!
The lights at night in the down town area were so pretty.  My camera didn't do a good job taking pictures at night if I didn't use the flash and I couldn't use the flash at night outside my window.
This is the actual color at night, so pretty.

A close up of the ship in the river.

View from my bed, amazing isn't it!

This is a great hotel supervisor!

Fabulous hotel check in staff
When I entered the room, it was lovely but it lacked in colour.  It really needs to have a change.  Colour lights up a room.  Overall, I really can't complain though. The room was large, open with a great view. free internet with my Priority club membership.  Fast internet, lots of shows on TV and a really nice bathroom with a scale.  I do suggest that the wallpaper needs to be changed as well. 

The bed! Well, I can't tell you enough how great the bed for sleeping was!  The pillows were so comfortable as well as the mattress.  The coverings and sheets were fresh smelling too.  I really appreciate a good sleeping arrangement and the Intercontinental Hotel gave me that perfect sleep.

The Concierge Callum went above and beyond his service to get me an electrical cart since the TBEX conference was so far away.  The WTCC is so large that I had a very difficult time getting to and from the hotel which was connected to the WTCC.  I would suggest that the hotel start to have these carts in stock as I believe that guests would gladly pay to rent them when staying there for a conference.  Here is my Callum, thank you so much.  You are a true asset to the InterContinental Hotel!

My hero Callum!

This is the electric scooter  Callum rented for me.
The hotel operator and room service were wonderfully friendly and fast.  I requested a late check out since I am a Priority Club members but I ended leaving earlier. The made appreciated my tips to her that I left her daily.  They work hard to keep our rooms cleaned and I appreciate workers like this.

I highly recommend staying at the InterContinental Hotel when in downtown Toronto and to fly into the TO City Centre Island airport. A very short free ferry ride brings you to down town TO and a short $10 taxi ride to the hotel or if your knees are in good shape, you can walk it in 10 minutes.

Leaving the hotel, I had express check out.  The Concierge Jackie worked great to get my charging cord to me so I can return to the hotel from the TBEX conference are. Then the bell man and the door man worked to get me into my cab and off to the airport to fly home.

I had the BEST time in a long time at this hotel and to attend a fabulous conference with the TBEX travel team with bloggers like me and sponsors. 

Thank you so much for a great experience!

Looking out towards the front entrance.
The best bed in the world with the best pillows, thank you so much!

Another part of the front lobby.

A side view of the front lobby.

Looking across from the escalator to the front check in counter.

Waving good bye to the door man!