Thursday December 21, 2023

Top 10 Blogs of 2023

Original blog by Tourism Windsor Essex

2023 was a YEAR! We had some of the best experiences and explored the best sights throughout Windsor Essex. By boat, by bike, by 4 wheels and 2 feet – we were sipping our way through Barrels Bottles and Brews and dipping our toes in the sandy shores of Windsor Essex. We’ve compiled our Top 10 Blogs from 2023 to inspire your adventures for 2024. Keep reading…and start planning!

1. The Largest Predator In The Lake | BlacktipH Fishing As A Kids Series 

Josh and Jake Jorgensen are the hosts of BlacktipH, the biggest fishing channel on YouTube, and born & raised in Lakeshore, Ontario. In Part 2 of the Fishing As A Kid Video Series Josh & Jake return home and showcase one of the best fishing spots in the WORLD. In this Episode of BlacktipH, Jake and Josh hit the waters of Lake St. Clair for a day of world-class musky fishing reeling in 3 of the prehistoric fresh water giants. Out with Joe from Musky Magnet Charters Jake and Jack chatted about fishing and Windsor’s diverse food scene while working up an appetite for our world-famous pizza!

2. Exploring Hidden Gems & Eating My Way Through Windsor

Summer in Ontario is synonymous with road trips and that time of year when adventure beckons around every corner. With longer days, warmer weather, and beautiful landscapes, it’s the perfect time to hit the road and explore the province’s diverse offerings. Dig in to Luis’ adventurous weekend and use it as inspo to plan your own!

3. The Ultimate Guide To Windsor Essex For Wine Enthusiasts and Food Lovers

Travel through EPIC Wine Country with Sima Badrii in her Ultimate Guide to Windsor Essex for Wine Enthusiasts and Food Lovers. Sima explores the breathtaking scenic views and exceptional and diverse culinary scene and delves into some delicious food and wine pairings. She’ll guide you through a weekend getaway arriving with Porter Airlines and exploring all that the region has to offer.

4. Paw Prints & Weekend Escapes: Plan The Perfect Pet Friendly Weekend In YQG

Planning a visit through Windsor Essex with your four-legged bestie? Grab their leash and read through Daniel’s ‘Paw Prints & Weekend Escapes’ blog for the best places to stop for a bite, enjoy a relaxing stay and explore – on 4 paws and two feet!

5. County Pints & City Flights 

To celebrate Craft Beer Week, Dave Eats set out to travel the entire Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail using the Frequent Flyer Flight Log. Tag along with Dave as he takes flight and lets you in on what makes each of the 11 breweries worth the trip!

6. Cycling Through Windsor Essex

Take to the roads and trails of Windsor Essex and explore by bike! Ride along with Chris Mitchell as he visits Windsor, Amherstburg, Kingsville, Leamington and Tecumseh and profiles his stops along the way!

7. Brewing & Viewing: Taking In The Sights and Flavours of the Barrel Trail 

Jim Byers spends a couple of days ‘Brewing & Viewing: Taking In The Sights and Flavours of the Barrel Trail’ and showcases the highlights of his trip in the perfect blog for planning your next road trip through Windsor Essex. A great mix of eats, drinks and sights to see.

8. Unwinding & Relaxing In EPIC Wine Country 

Need the perfect excuse for a relaxing getaway? We have it in ‘Unwinding & Relaxing In EPIC Wine Country’. Let Millar and Colm guide you through a weekend of rest and relaxation with plenty of sunsets and cheers-ing to unwind even the most tense muscles.

9. How To Spend Two Days In Windsor 

Chris Mitchell guides you through a quick and memorable visit to Windsor Essex in his ‘How to Spend Two Days In Windsor’ blog. After visiting the area several times in the last few years he set out to see the sights he hadn’t seen and do things he hadn’t done. Give it a read and add to your own to-do list!

10. Locally-inspired Holiday Recipes 

Great food brings everyone together and our Holiday Recipes blog brings together great food and the freshest local ingredients that will have you whipping up a delicious feast and tasty treats for your friends and family to rave about!


Happy New Year and happy planning!





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