Closing Night at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Johnny Jet and Natalie at 2013 TIFF

I was just in Toronto to celebrate my wedding anniversary, since my wife and I got married in the city a year ago this past weekend (here’s my post on our drama-filled wedding). Unbeknownst to me, my cousin AJ was in town too for the closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It […]

12 Reasons to Visit The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

Canadiens Dressing Room

Toronto holds a very special place in my heart. Number one, it’s where my wife is from and it’s also where we got married. Number two, it was the first international city I ever visited — I don’t really remember much about that family trip because I was around five and we drove there from […]

Paris to Toronto in Air France’s Business Class

Amuse bouche

Bonjour! Natalie and I spent three romantic nights each in Monaco and Paris. On the way over, we flew Air France from Toronto (YYZ) to Paris (CDG) to Nice (NCE) in economy. Here’s my review. On the way back, I was able to pull some strings and get upgraded thanks to a connection I met […]

Toronto to Paris to Nice on Air France

Seat 20C

Flight AF351 Natalie and I just flew from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Paris’ Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG). We took Air France’s flight 351, which is scheduled to depart YYZ at 6:40pm and arrive at CDG at 8am the following day. We flew coach and I found a great economy seat, other […]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Toronto

Pool

There are 90 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 36 countries around the world, but their flagship was the little black sheep of the company until recently. That’s because Izador Sharpe founded the luxury hotel chain in 1960 in Toronto, Canada and his original, well, was getting a little tired. Fortunately, the old building is […]

John & Natalie’s Wedding Photos

My family

What a week! If you have been following me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know that Natalie and I got married on Saturday in Toronto. Yes, that’s where she’s from. I’d always wanted a destination wedding but I always imagined it would be in Australia, Fiji or Italy but I have to tell you, […]

New York to Toronto on WestJet

WestJet

Trip:  LGA-YYZ Airline:  WestJet Aircraft:  737-600 Scheduled Departure Time:  12pm Push Back from Gate:  12:05pm Actual Departure Time:  12:50pm Actual Arrival Time: 1:59pm Announced Flight time: 1:02 Miles: 335 Seat:  12C Cost:  $211.30 SPG AMEX Paid U.S. Open to Toronto I was in New York attending the U.S. Open as one of SPG American Express’ […]

Top Five Urban Adventures in Toronto

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My first trip ever on an airplane was when I was six months old to meet my mom’s family in Toronto. Since then I’ve visited the city about once a year. It was my home away from home and I have fond memories of white Christmases during my childhood, seeing the Nutcracker, making snowmen, and […]