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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 [...]

Kids and Scuba Diving | From a Child’s Perspective

By | February 27th, 2017|Family, Road Trip, Summer, Warm Countries|

I woke up to the sound of the alarm. Normally if I hear an alarm I either just turn it off or throw a pillow at it, sometimes even both for good measure. But not today. The second I heard the alarm clock I jumped out of bed and shook my mom. “WAKE UP!!!!!”. [...]

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 [...]

Five American Ghost Towns History Buffs Will Love

By | September 16th, 2016|Family, Feature, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer|

For many, the idea of a ghost town holds infinite fascination. For history buffs, they can be an irresistible draw. Tombstone, Arizona is the most widely known ghost town – home of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, rowdy saloons and cheesy old westerns. If you're in search of a true sense of place and history, these [...]

Three Little-Known Florida Beaches

By | September 8th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Warm Countries|

Anyone can make a list of the best beaches in Florida. The key to using those lists, however, is understanding what makes a beach great. For some, lots of activity on the beach makes a beach great. For others, the chance to enjoy quiet, unspoiled seascapes is what makes a beach desirable. In Florida, you [...]

Beyond Camping

By | May 19th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip|

The idea of a vacation spent communing with nature without cell phones, laptops or other electronic distractions can be appealing. The idea of a simple, inexpensive way to see beautiful locations is appealing as well. The thought of wet tents and leaky air mattresses? Not so much. There are alternatives that let you live the [...]

How to Travel With Kids and Keep Your Sanity

By | March 30th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Travel Tip|

So often I talk to other moms who lament that vacation with their family isn't really a vacation. For them, it feels like more work on top of their already overloaded lives. It doesn't have to be this way. I'm not saying that getting ready for a vacation is not like taking on a third [...]

OBX – Is It Time For You to Claim Your Bumper Sticker?

By | February 17th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer|

Come one, you know what I mean. You see those oval stickers on the backs of all the cool minivans and SUV's. Did you ever wonder about the OBX sticker? OBX is Outer Banks – a 300 mile long group of barrier islands off of the North Carolina coast. The Outer Banks have been a [...]

A Spooky Southern Sojourn | Haunted Savannah

By | February 10th, 2016|General, Road Trip, Solo, Warm Countries|

Looking for a long weekend destination that combines southern hospitality, historic charm, outstanding food and a chance to run into a ghost? You're in luck – Savannah offers all of this and more! Settled in 1733 Savannah is Georgia's oldest city and is still it's most important port. Savannah has played an important role throughout [...]

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