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At Grownup Travels, we believe in the kind of travel where you bring home stories, not souvenirs. We look for adventures with rough edges but soft landings, accommodations that are unique or boutique, and the kind of cultural experiences that make your travels truly memorable. Read some of our latest articles below, scroll down to browse a destination that interests you, or visit our photo galleries that are sure to fuel your wanderlust.
Design is in the Details at Merrill House in Picton
To say that the owners have paid special attention to the details when they reimagined the historic Merrill House in Picton, Ontario, is a considerable understatement. Both Jordan Martin de Rosales and husband Evert Rosales de Martin have literally poured their heart and soul into this property – and it shows.
History in Pieces: Searching for Remnants of the Halifax Explosion
I was in a taxi heading to the Hydrostone neighbourhood in Halifax, curious to see the concrete-block style of house construction that was implemented here following the infamous Halifax explosion of 1917. I happened to mention the explosion to my driver as we were chatting, and was taken aback a bit by his response: a curious, “What explosion?” I was surprised by the question, given that the Halifax Explosion was one of the greatest disasters in Canadian history, and I was on a mission to learn more about it…
7 Things to Do That Are Oh So Osoyoos!
Adobe-style storefronts, an Indigenous cultural centre and stellar winery, warm climate and a desert ecosystem: no, it’s not the American southwest, it’s Osoyoos, British Columbia. But you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve crossed the border when you arrive here, because this little town is unlike any other in Canada…