Markham: What To Do And Where To Go?

Markham is the city where old meets the new. The suburban neighborhood, the rolling hills, and 19th-century homes capture my heart like nothing else. The various recreational facilities that the city has to offer will make your visit worthwhile. There are many things to do and see. If you ever visit Toronto, make sure you travel to Markham, even if it is for a day. Here are some of the things you are doing while you are in the city.

  • Choose your own vegetables and fruits

Visit the Whittamore’s Farm; this is a great place to be with your family. It covers an area of 200 acres. I was thrilled to pick fresh pumpkins, strawberries, peas, pumpkins, and raspberries. To speak truly, it is more than just a farm. You are going to have so much fun by jumping on the trampolines or even sliding through the tubes.

  • Tour the historic neighborhoods

The city is an eclectic combination of old and new. The picturesque neighborhood simply took my breath away. The best area that you can explore is Unionville. There are beautiful homes, amazing boutiques, and great restaurants serving delicious food. Yet another neighborhood that you can wander around is the Main Street. There are historic homes which have now been transformed into restaurants and local shops.

  • Check out a museum

Visit the Markham Museum. This museum enumerates the story about the growth of the city. There are about 30 buildings. A majority of them are historic, depicting the life in the past. It displays the excavated artifacts. If you are lucky, you will be able to witness one among the many temporary exhibitions which are held throughout the year. If you want to have a picnic with your family, there is an incredible garden for doing that. I enrolled my kid in a day program that the museum has.

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Three Crucial Tips While Choosing Travelling Insurance Cover

Do you travel a lot? Then you should have the best insurance cover on every trip you make. Many people do not buy travelling covers yet it is the most important thing to consider when planning for a journey. Travelling is one of the most uncertain events.  Accidents, disasters, and loss of valuables can change your enjoyable trip to a nightmare. Although you can not recover everything when a disaster strikes, an insurance cover will help you regain some of your belongings. In case of accidents, insurance can aid in evacuation and payment of hospital bills.

1. Should You Opt for Annual or Instant Policy Cover?

At one time, you will have to choose between an annual cover or per trip cover. The choice you make should depend on the number of trips you make per year. If you are always travelling, you can go for the annual cover because it will be cheaper that way. However, if you visit places with different risks, you will have to take a cover for each trip.

2.  How to Reduce Insurance Premium Cost

There are many ways to reduce the premium payable to the travel insurance agent. Your insurance broker may not let you know everything you need to minimize the cost of insurance. If you are planning for a domestic journey, you do not need to buy a cover which is already in your primary insurance policy. Try as much as possible to buy policies directly from an insurance provider. Insurance brokers can pocket as much as 50% of your money for a cover you had decided to buy. If you are travelling as a family or a group, do not purchase individual covers. Group covers attract a generous discount. Some banks extend their loyalty services to insurance. Check all the credit cards you have and see if you can find one which has free insurance cover. Avoid cheap travel insurance covers because they are not reliable. Although the broker may be convincing, there must be a reason why the cover is so much less expensive than the others. By the time you know why they are cheap, it will be too late.

3.  What if You Cancel the Trip?

Anything can happen between the time you have paid for the insurance cover and the time you are leaving. Canceling the trip might be the only viable option. Many insurance companies do not offer a cancellation policy. Find companies which can agree to refund or at least allow you to postpone the cover until you are ready to travel. You can never be sure of anything during travelling. After all, that is the reason why you are buying the policy.


You should decide which insurance policy best caters to your needs early enough. The last-minute rush will make you end up with a policy which is almost useless. Search for the most suitable, affordable and flexible policy for your trip so that you can have peace of mind as you travel.

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January 2019