Kingston is a small city in the province of Ontario. It is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario.
A former capital of Canada, Kingston was a bustling city in the 1700's that met decline in the 1800's with the arrival of General Brock. Today, Kingston is one of the smallest cities in Canada. The town has numerous churches, old More...
(or: Liberally Eating My Way Through Canada's Restaurant Capital)
Before leaving for my trip across Eastern Canada, my mother joked that the hotels had better have treadmills because staying in shape while on the road is nearly impossible. Until my stop in Kingston, her words, like my waistline, carried little weight.
Four days of gastronomy in a city which lays claim to having among the most restaurants per capita in North More...
Green Woods Inn
I head down a set of dark wooden stairs to the dining room at Green Woods Inn for breakfast, where total strangers make conversation over eggs Benedict with a delightful homemade sauce and sautéed mushrooms.
Nigel Dearsley, a wiry Englishman with thin grey hair and a salt and pepper moustache, enters the room with a jar of tea leaves for me to sniff. We chatted last night about tea and More...
Kingston Penitentiary Museum
See Canada's Prisons Through Their Eyes
The first thing they should do upon entering the Kingston Penitentiary Museum in Kingston is confiscate your imagination. You don’t need it. Not in here.
Unless you enjoy the thought of spending five minutes, let alone ten years, in an eight by eight concrete cell, or what the passing of cat-o-nine-tails across the back must have felt like before the method of corporal punishment was banned in More...
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
A Night at the Museum of the Great Lakes
Alexander Henry likely misses her old job as a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker. The long days at sea with her crew and the places they visited. But when retirement time rolled around, Mrs. Henry, like so many of her colleagues, was forced out of a job. Her time as an icebreaker was over.
Her service as a Bed and Breakfast however, had just begun.
After a brief pilot project by the More...