Boldt Castle

Categories Before You Buy, Home Improvements/Design Ideas & Inspirations, Interior and Exterior Doors

As Fall approaches many people start to think about Halloween, witches and pumpkins, ghosts and castles. If there ever was one building in the Thousand Islands perfect for Halloween, it would have to be Boldt Castle.

For those not familiar with this famous landmark, it’s located on Heart Island on the St. Lawrence River in New York. It is a popular tourist destination on both sides of the border accessible only by boat. Many tour boats feature this attraction and if you have your Canadian passport, you can get off on Heart Island and tour the six-story “castle” and four accompanying romantic masonry structures.

We did just that this summer with family visiting from Australia. The tour did not disappoint. If you read The Blog Window regularly, you know that last summer my family and I visited Italy. I wrote about the magnificent architecture and photographed many of the spectacular buildings featuring stunning windows and doors. A visit to Boldt Castle made me realize that we had similar remarkable sites right in our own backyard. Read more »

AirMiles paid off

Categories News and Promotions

Last year there was some bad press for Air Miles. It seems like every time we turn on the news some large company is having a public relations problem. Most recently it was Pepsi and United Airlines.

Usually something good comes out of this negative press. Corporations often change their policies in favour of consumers. In the case of Air Miles, they cancelled their controversial plan to have unused collected miles expire. That was great news to many collectors, including me.

So now that I can continue to collect and save my Air Miles I started to fantasize about what I wanted to save up for. Read more »