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Trip Itinerary – Indianapolis

Destination: Indianapolis, Indiana, via Windsor, Ontario and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Departing from: Toronto, Ontario When: July 2018 Length of stay: 7 days Travel Time:  Via Rail -  Toronto to Windsor: between 4.5 to 5 hours Tunnel Bus - Windsor to Detroit 1.5 hours (by tunnel bus and including transit times) Greyhound -  Detroit to Ann Arbor (1 …

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Ottawa #2 – Major’s Hill Park and Notre Dame Cathedral

I wanted to take a look at the Notre Dame Cathedral, so wandered down past the Chateau Laurier and through Major's Hill Park when I decided to stop and spend a little time here. There are views toward Parliament on the hill, down toward the Cathedral and again depending on the time of year, beautiful …

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Toronto Christmas Market 2018

Coming from New Zealand, the concept of a cold, white Christmas was completely foreign to me until I experienced it on exchange to Germany in 2004. Thick, cozy clothes, hot food and mulled wine weren't things that were in my swimsuit-wearing, ice-cream eating Christmas plans, so bundling up and heading off to a Christmas Market …

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Indy #5: Hotel Review – JW Marriott Indianapolis

This year, I stayed at the fantastic JW Marriott Indianapolis and found this both a luxurious and relaxing experience. Check-in was quick and easy, even with a high volume of guests and the hotel staff made each guest feel like a VIP as they were welcomed to the hotel. Located in a cluster of hotels …

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Indy #4 – Tour of the city

Famous for the Indy 500 and the Colts,  Indianapolis is also home to some great food, art, architecture and attractions. I went on a walking tour of the city, starting with the Downtown Canal Walk which you can get to easily from the JW Marriott Indianapolis. A 3-mile loop through easy terrain, it crosses bridges, …

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