“You’ve never been to Vancouver?!” 

The travesty! No, a month ago I had never been to Vancouver. Flights from Toronto to Vancouver were way too expensive. Flying to San Diego or anywhere in California ranged from $300 – $600 for a round trip, whereas flying to Vancouver was always +$700 so it’s always been hard to justify the cost. But for…

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My 2016: a year in travel photos

2016 was yet another amazing year full of wonderful travels. As per last year, and years before, 2016 began in sunny San Diego. We hiked the mountains and shopped the malls. We were also invited by Lego to visit the Legoland theme park! March 2016 took us to Hong Kong once again to visit family…

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Reasons why you need to try the Canadian cottage life

My family (my parents, sister, bf and 2 dogs) try to take a vacation together each year. While we live 5 minutes away from each other and see each other on weekends, it’s still nice spend family time outside of running errands together. There’s been years we’ve gone on more elaborate trips but it’s not…

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Complete Friday Date Night Guide in Toronto

With Carl and I both having full time jobs and new to this home ownership business, sure we spend a lot of time together but we don’t have much time to really enjoy each others’ company without chores. We decided to set off on a date night. Ever since visiting the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World in Thailand (the largest…

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My Favourite Ottawa Area Museums, Reviewed

The following museums are suitable for children and adults – perfect for families. There was not a single child that whined about being bored or wanting to leave. These museums had the right stuff to keep everyone engaged and interested. The best museums in Canada we’ve visited so far. If you’re interested to see how…

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Experience the Capital of the True North: 3 Day Road Trip Guide to Ottawa

A few years ago, I made a very brief visit to Ottawa and remember driving by the beautiful building that housed the Canadian Museum of Nature and the vibrant Byward Market. But due to the lack of time, I didn’t get the chance to visit either of those attractions. With the 3 day opportunity for…

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Our Cineplex VIP Cinema experience – watching the Imitation Game

Carl loves watching movies. No, he LOVES watching movies. I, on the other hand, find them to be a waste of time and money. Each time we watch a movie, we end up spending at least $50 with admission and food. I might as well go to the Keg and enjoy a nice piece of…

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A local’s guide to touring Ontario – Fall Edition

Last December I wrote a post about touring Toronto in the Winter. One comment had mentioned that I did a poor job of showing my family around the city but I’m not sure if they were aware I tried to cater to my 10 year old cousin. This time, my uncle came during the end…

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Top places to chow down in GTA (North)

I decided to make this post simple since there’s quite a few places to write about! These are the places that we frequently eat in the GTA, maybe we’ll see you there 🙂 Markham Hana-Bi Sushi – Hwy 7 and Warden Top picks: Zen box 9 (dinner) Pros: Good service, decent portions, good price Cons: Freshness…

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Ontario Roadtrip: Maple in the County

When I was growing up, my elementary school would take us to watch maple syrup harvesting every year. We’d get to hike the trails, see the maple trees, learn how they tap the tree to collect sap and then boil it over a hot wood fire to turn it into syrup. I missed those trips and since…

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