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Burlington – A Short Escape From Toronto, Day Two

By | June 14th, 2017|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Uncategorized|

Few things are better on a Sunday morning that a stack of pancakes as you bask in the sunshine. We almost managed. We had stacks of pancakes but the weather refused to cooperate. It was chilly and rainy. We ate inside. But, still . . . pancakes. Properly fueled we headed to the [...]

Burlington – A Short Escape From Toronto

By | June 13th, 2017|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Uncategorized|

Sometimes you just want to get away. School, work, and the day-to-day demands build up to a point where there is no distinction between the weekend and the work week. For our family, that's a signal that it's time for a little getaway. But . . .(always a but) leaving Toronto for a quick [...]

Advice from a Kid – How to Fly with Children

By | June 2nd, 2017|Family, General, Summer, Travel Tip|

I'm a kid, although you probably know that. I'm going to tell you what kids really like and don't like on a plane. You may read some bloggers that feed you all this stuff about flying with kids and you probably believe them. But have you ever heard from a kid about what they really [...]

Flea Market Gems Around the World

By | April 18th, 2017|Family, General, Solo, Summer, Warm Countries|

It's okay. We know. You're not alone. You desperately want a cool warehouse of fun, edgy accessories and furniture like Joanna Gaines from television's Fixer Upper. You're with your tribe. You can go just about anywhere in the world, and, if you know where to look for the local flea market, you can find funky, [...]

Lounge Chair Hogs!

By | February 6th, 2017|Family, General, Travel Tip, Uncategorized, Warm Countries|

Finally, you're on a long needed vacation in a beautiful, warm country separated from all the little worries of your life. After sleeping in and enjoying a nice breakfast, you decide to head poolside to soak up some sun. Surprisingly, the pool area seems relatively empty for 10am. You should have no trouble finding a [...]

Ten Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

By | January 18th, 2017|Family, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip, Uncategorized|

If the prospect of vacationing without your dog breaks your heart, cheer up traveling with Spot has never been easier. You will need to do some advance planning and thoughtful packing to ensure both you and your dog have the best experience possible. Use this checklist as you plan your dog-friendly adventure. ✓ Visit the [...]

Ten Essential Phrases to Know Before You Go

By | November 17th, 2016|General, Travel Tip|

While it's true you can find people that speak English in just about any country, taking the time to learn ten basic phrases before you travel will go a long way toward helping you feel more comfortable in a new country. Additionally, you'll find that locals will go a long way if they see you [...]

Penang National Park, Malaysia

By | November 8th, 2016|General, Warm Countries|

With the distinction of being the world's smallest national park, Penang National Park (also known as Pantai Acheh Forest Preserve) boasts an astonishing range of diversity both in terrain and among its plants and animals. With 417 types of plants and 143 animals, Penang is easily the most biodiverse portion of Malaysia – no visit [...]

What to Bring When Visiting Barcelona, Spain

By | October 26th, 2016|General, Travel Tip, Warm Countries|

Barcelona, Spain is a wonderful city that is a must-see on your travels. The city is located just a few hours from the French Border and has a mixture of cultures just within the one city. Something that you may not know is that the region of Barcelona’s dominant language is not even Spanish, it's [...]

A New Way to Roam

By | October 12th, 2016|Family, General, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip, Winter|

If you are Canadian I can guarantee you have been frustrated with your cellular provider at one time or another. I’ve never met a Canadian who has said, “You know what? I love my cell phone company. The rates are great and the data package is amazing.” If you’ve ever uttered those words and you're [...]

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