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A Gentleman’s Adventure in Singapore

Few places in Asia can compare to Singapore. This once Malay Kingdom turned British trading Mecca has become one of the strongest of the “Asian Tiger” economic success stories of South East Asia. Since I was not alive to meet the Malay kings or interact with the...
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Stay on Budget with the SellOffVacations Travel FX Card #selloffFX

If you are Canadian you surely have heard of the jingle in the ads on the radio and TV for SellOffVacations.com. It really is unforgettable don’t you think? I’m not sure how long they’ve used that song but I do know that SellOffVacations has been...
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Icebreaker Merino Wool – Cold Weather Review

In my continuing search for the best travel gear available, my new favourite fabric is merino wool — specifically Icebreaker Merino Wool. Why Icebreaker Merino Wool? I discussed Merino Wool previously in my hot weather review (see Icebreaker Merino Wool — A Hot...
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Pizza Time in St. Augustine, Florida

I’ve eaten a lot of pizza in my day in a lot of different places. Toronto, Orlando, Taipei, Venice, Rome, Naples. Thick, thin, deep crust… Pizza is great for a quick lunch or snack when you are touring around town. My favourite pizza of all time has to be the thick...
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Avoid the Cruise Ship Crowds at Sapphire Beach, St Thomas USVI

At Sapphire Beach St Thomas, the wind is blowing the clouds as they scatter and disappear into the blue sky. I hear it’s voice coupled with the sound of the surf and the children playing in the water. It’s windy but warm and a far cry from the cold snowy winter that...
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Latest DESTINATIONS

15 Tips for Exploring Sequoia National Park by Car

We have four dogs and love to take them with us when we travel within the United States. Consequently, we end up exploring a lot of destinations locally by car. This was the case on our recent trip to Sequoia National Park California where we learned a lot about how... read more

5 Great Caribbean Snorkeling Beaches

One of the most relaxing and inexpensive ways to enjoy Caribbean snorkeling is via beach access. Although not all Caribbean beaches have decent snorkeling, there are many that do. I’ve seen barracudas, octopi, eels, pufferfish and all kinds of other amazing sea... read more

Sustainable Jordan at the Feynan Ecolodge

If you are curious about staying in an “eco-lodge,” consider checking into the Feynan Ecolodge in Jordan. You will not be disappointed! I first heard about Feynan at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel Conference in Monterey, California (ESTC) a few years ago. One... read more

A Journey of Discoveries in Wilno Ontario

Living in a major city like Toronto, I spend more time travelling in the Caribbean than I do travelling in my own province and that’s quite sad really, because there is so much to see, do, explore and discover just a short few hours from home. I recently had the... read more

7 Travel Mistakes to Avoid in the UK

Travelling in a new country with no idea of where to spend money can be problematic. They end up spending extra bucks, not knowing where they can save, and are unaware of simple hacks that could go a long-way in ensuring that their trip is economical and cost... read more

A Gentleman’s Adventure in Singapore

Few places in Asia can compare to Singapore. This once Malay Kingdom turned British trading Mecca has become one of the strongest of the “Asian Tiger” economic success stories of South East Asia. Since I was not alive to meet the Malay kings or interact with the... read more

Latest ADVENTURES

15 Tips for Exploring Sequoia National Park by Car

We have four dogs and love to take them with us when we travel within the United States. Consequently, we end up exploring a lot of destinations locally by car. This was the case on our recent trip to Sequoia National Park California where we learned a lot about how... read more

Pembroke Ontario — Heritage Murals, Crepes and Theatre

Pembroke Ontario — a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa and a 4 hour drive from Toronto in the picturesque Ottawa Valley within Ontario’s Highlands — is a place full of surprises. For once, I didn’t do any research before my visit and I’m not sure what I expected... read more

Latest REVIEWS

Courtyard Marriott Buffalo Canalside Hotel Review

If you haven’t been to Buffalo’s revitalized Canalside area yet you really need to! The area is definitely a buzz with plenty of sights to visit such as Naval Military Park and Harborcenter as well as a whole slew of family-friendly active adventures such... read more

iClever Portable Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard Review

iClever Portable Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard for the Business Traveller I have a love / hate relationship with my tablet. I love it for reading on my Kindle app on the plane, or catching up on the latest episode of my favourite tv show, or just plain surfing the... read more

Latest ADVICE

15 Tips for Exploring Sequoia National Park by Car

We have four dogs and love to take them with us when we travel within the United States. Consequently, we end up exploring a lot of destinations locally by car. This was the case on our recent trip to Sequoia National Park California where we learned a lot about how... read more

Latest INSPIRATION and EVENTS

Food Travel Movies (and TV Shows) That Inspire Me

My 3 favourite things (other than my husband, family and friends) are travel, food and movies. Put them all together and you get 1 killer trifecta entertainment extravaganza! I’m not kidding. There are movies that I love that have gorgeous landscapes and travel. Take... read more

A Dream of Prince Edward Island #PerfectPEI

Prince Edward Island is one of those places in Canada that I’ve dreamed of visiting. Not only is it known as Canada’s smallest (and some say prettiest) province but it’s also known for many other things such as the spunky heroine Anne of Green Gables, pristine... read more
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