Category: Ross On the Road

“Out of my element and out of my clothes in the Dominican Republic!”

THE MELIA CARIBE TROPICAL, PUNTA CANA - The slippers didn’t fit. They were more like toe warmers on my size 12 flippers. My feet hung over the ends, heels dragging along the cool marble tiles as I... read more


When we left our taxi and walked through the front archway to our beachfront condo at the Costa Dorado in Bucerias, I felt like I had stumbled into some kind of Mexican Marigold Hotel.  We were greet... read more

My Boat Show Phobia

The last time I attended the boat show, I ended up buying a boat.  So I have been reticent to return ever since.  I know what you’re thinking – isn’t that a reasonable thing to be doing at a b... read more

Mapping Out My Journey

This may not come as a complete surprise to my regular readers – but my wife is mad at me again.  So infuriated is she, in fact, that she has accused me of being a “fossil.”  Imagine that!  I... read more


“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.”- Ralp... read more

Family Winter Fun in the Outaouais

Winter in the Outaouais is not simply a season, but rather a time when the extensive outdoor region is transformed into a snowy playground, a place enticing and thrilling for the whole family, a perfe... read more


"Enjoy A European-style Winter Wonderland Experience." Somehow a family ski trip has become an annual March Break tradition - not surprising, since my wife is passionate about skiing.  I'm okay wi... read more

Find Some New England Charm Skiing New Hampshire’s White Mountains

"Let's ski the Whites," my friend says every year when a family March break trip is being discussed.  After finally agreeing to his suggestion, I was forced to admit that I didn't even know where "Th... read more

Celebrating Icewine – One Very Cool Festival

The snow and chilly temperatures set a perfect winter scene in beautiful Niagara-on-the Lake, as my wife and I bundle ourselves in parkas, mitts and wool hats.  We set off from our Bed and Breakfast ... read more

Enjoy a Victorian Christmas in Charming Stratford

My wife begins her Christmas shopping in the summer, and starts decorating for the holidays before the calendar flips from November to December.  Now, I’m by no means a Grinch, but I usually round ... read more