Riding the Greyhound Bus to Canada

Greyhound

I know that my name is Johnny Jet, not Johnny Bus, but I above all I like to save money and time and avoid hassles when I travel—and sometimes taking the bus is the best option. This week, I learned a valuable trick while booking a Greyhound ticket from Erie, Pennsylvania to Mississauga, Ontario (just […]

Travel Video of the Week: SWAT Team Storms Toronto Plane

SWAT

Last week a Sunwing passenger on a flight from Toronto to Panama captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a flight at Pearson International Airport after the returned to Toronto because a passenger onboard made a bomb threat. Personally I think the SWAT team might’ve overreacted but I’ll let you be […]

Luckee Toronto

Chef Susur Lee

If you’ve been looking for reasons to visit Toronto, world renowned chef Susur Lee is serving up just the thing with his latest marquee restaurant, Luckee, at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. Given the richness of the Toronto restaurant landscape and the fact that Chef Lee has opened restaurants in New York, Singapore and Washington as […]

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 […]