George Bailey, Special to Postmedia Network

Freelancer George Bailey wrote travel articles for the Niagara Falls Review.


A metal tree inscribed with the words "Nature giveth and nature taketh away" was installed at Harbour Lions Park to mark the one-year anniversary of the tornado in Goderich. (DALE CARRUTHERS/QMI Agency)

Goderich, Ontario open to tourists again

A destructive F-3 tornado with winds as high as 300 km/h ripped through picturesque Goderich, Ont., a town of 8,000, leaving in its wake approximately $130 million of destruction.

Smaller farm animals like chickens, pigs and goats at the Erie County Fair are interesting to observe, but the aroma takes getting used too. (CHRIS DOUCETTE/QMI Agency)

Summer at North America's largest fair

For 12 days every August just over a million people have a love affair at North America's largest county fair in the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, N.Y.

Reflection in the Grand River of the back of Elora Main St. stores.

Top road trips in southern Ontario

Within the past 12 years I have travelled to and written about more than 200 travel destinations, many within a few hours drive of Niagara.

Ed Vidler sits atop Vidler’s 5 & 10 in downtown East Aurora, N.Y.

You've got to see Vidler on the roof

No, it wasn’t the play Fiddler on the Roof that I saw this past weekend; it was a three metre (10 foot), statue of 83 year old Ed Vidler.

A water channel-turned-marina of the Oakville Harbour as seen from Lakeshore Rd. (Zoran Bozicevic/QMI Agency)

Outstanding Oakville

Oakville: All I can say is why haven't I been here before?

Spring awakenings near Niagara

Spring in this part of the world starts March 20 and ends June 20. Here’s a sampling of events and festivals within a few hundred kilometres of Niagara.

The exterior of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in Hamilton, Ont. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

Hamilton's downtown in transition

Like many North American cities today, there are plans in Hamilton (pop. 505,000) to re-vitalize its once glorious downtown.