Travel

Leah was the brand specialist for travel at Today’s Parent for six years. Prior to that she oversaw the travel section at FASHION. She has special interests in family travel, luxury tourism and beauty/wellness getaways. She doesn’t ski and considers camping an affront. To everything.

Weekend Getaway: Have some fun with toys, trees and castles in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region is in New York State, about three-and-a-half hours from Toronto. It boasts a lot of lakes (11, officially) and they look like fingers. This vineyard- and nature-rich region comprises 14 counties, but many visitors coming from the GTA will cross the border at Niagara Falls and plant their flag in the city of Rochester first.

Beyond the coasters

The city best known as theme park central also has a surprisingly offbeat side, where the locals let loose, cocktails are served in snow cones, and the ghosts speak (if you’re lucky).

The babymoon is over

The latest in pampered pregnancies? A last adults-only getaway before diapers and breastfeeding take centre stage.

The great escapes

You simply have to accept that it’s become That Special Time of Life—Cruise Ship Time.