Category: running

Walking, running & cycling in Birmingham

So, you’ve just arrived in the city and you’re a regular walker, runner or a cyclist? Awesome! Here’s a few things to get you oriented. Places to walk, run or ride: As an industrial city that matured in the 1920s, and that then experienced white flight to the suburbs in the seventies and eighties, this region is built for people who have… Read more →

A little trip to Toronto

I just returned from a trip to Toronto to visit my elderly mother during the coldest month in the city’s history. (Cue the “There’s snow in Toronto” jokes.) While there, I indulged in the simple city pleasures of riding the subway, visiting the ROM and the AGO, eating out, watching the news, and observing the inhabitants. (I also visited some family members,… Read more →