When Candace Derickx, writer for Life in Pleasantville, needed some time away, she turned to her group of girlfriends. As a busy mom living in Ottawa, she was looking for a nearby weekend escape that would allow her to reconnect with her friends, fit in some “adult” time, and explore a new place. A true Memory Maker, Candace found her perfect escape in the charming small towns of Almonte and Perth, where the group took in local culture, antique shopping, a walking tour, and more, all within a short drive from home. Read her full itinerary for ideas on how to create lasting memories with your pals without the hassle of long-distance travel.
Before Michael Schiedel-Webb came to live full-time in Haliburton, he had never made beer. Not once. Not ever. His first batch came from a really big home-brew kit, located in the living room of his cottage, in the middle of the winter. “It was minus ten, and we had to do some of it outside,” […]