Ottawa in May

Back in Ottawa after a long winter away. Spring is a busy time in Ottawa, there are lots of festivals in the city, school groups touring and the city is preparing for the super busy summer tourist season. I missed the Parliament buildings over the winter so that was my first stop. I wanted to(…)

Tokyo Day 1

I was lucky enough to get a 72 hour (3 day) layover in one of the world’s biggest cities. I have wanted to visit Japan my entire life and watched “Lost in Translation” the movie to prepare myself for the culture shock. Well, I don’t know quite what I was expecting but I am not(…)

Pack this…Vicks Vapo-rub

Vick’s vapo-rub. A small thimbleful is enough. Good for colds and smelly situations. You never know how long the voyage of the person sitting next to you has been or if the plane ride is particularly rough, who might lose their lunch. This helps keep you from smelling the offending odour. I was given this idea(…)

Hotel do’s and dont’s.

Okay. I will NOT EVER tell you where crew stay but I will tell you some tips I have for staying in a hotel. One of my biggest pet peeves is walking down the hallway in a hotel and seeing many doors propped open by the lock. Usually this is done by a large group(…)

NYC in September

I was supposed to be in NY just before the anniversary of September 11 this year but we ended up stuck in Toronto, Canada instead.  I can’t Say I’m not happy to have not been in NY that day. It is a hard day for anyone who works in the airlines, firefighters, police, EMS, New(…)

Sorry for not writing sooner

Okay. I have received a bit of criticism lately. First for not updating my posts in a month and second for writing about food a lot. I will address the second point first. The food. Sometimes I go to a city over and over again. I feel like I am repeating myself if I talk(…)

So I heard…Toronto eats..

  I have terrible luck in Toronto choosing places to eat that aren’t chain restaurants. You may have noticed this in my recent posts about Toronto, Ontario’s capital. I decided to ask around. Here are a couple of suggestions from other flight attendants on Toronto cuisine: Take the subway to Little Italy and try: Cafe(…)

NYC in July.

NYC in July.

Ahhh. Walking through New York in the summer always makes me think of the song “Summer in the City”. There is a reason people leave the city during the stifling summer months. It is HOT. Humidity also plays a role in the feeling of closeness as does the number of tourists roaming the streets. I(…)

Toronto, Canada

Well, again I did not end up where in the city I thought I was going to spend the night. Instead of Winnipeg I ended up in downtown Toronto dead tired. The crew and I went for a short walk as we had not had time to eat most of the day with changed flights and delays.(…)