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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Part 1: Mistakes & Successes of our trip to Seoul – the goes, do’s and don’ts

Carl got me hooked on South Korea’s famous variety show, Running Man, 2 years ago. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the Korean culture. The food, the sites, the people. So when we saw the Toronto > Hong Kong > Taiwan > Korea adventure, we hopped on it right away. I made an extensive itinerary that…

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Travel Guide: Planning our trip to Seoul, South Korea

When traveling to a foreign place (like Italy last year), I like to map out my day hour by hour. I know, it sounds less spontaneous and adventurous this way but if I’m traveling half way across the world, I better make the most of my time. I searched the web to see if any other travel bloggers…

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Travel Guide: The other side of the Golden Gate Bridge: Day 2

I’ve been to San Francisco a few times now but I’ve never spent more than a few hours on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and boy was I missing out! While I love the city, I also enjoy hiking. It makes me feel less guilty about all the food I consume during…

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How to spend 2 days in San Francisco, day 1

Once in a while, work sends me on wonderful adventures – some more exciting than others. This time I got the chance to re-visit San Francisco. When my SFO trip was confirmed, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The two things I missed last time because I overspent my time at the Disney…

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Trial and tribulations of Italy: From Siena to Florence

Of course, without being hung up on the mistakes I made, Italy was a great trip. I always dreamed that my first Euro-trip would be across Europe in a span of a few weeks…but this was not the case. Carl had just started a new job and wanted to keep his vacation short but with…

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What you need to know about Fattoria Degli Usignoli before getting your Groupon Getaways package

If your intention is to enjoy the rolling hills of Tuscany and relax in wine country, Fattoria Degli Usignoli offers amazing views of the Reggello region and may be ideal for you. It offers a rustic Italian experience with good sized rooms and down the road you can catch amazing sunsets. But my personal experience…

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Don’t make these mistakes when using Groupon Getaway – 1 week in Italy

In any other instances, this blog would be filled with the latest Italy travel post by now, 1 week post vacation. Italy was beautiful but this trip was far from relaxing so I wanted to take some time off and with work being pretty busy, it’s taken some time to update. When finding this trip,…

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Heading to Italy? Here’s a Collection of Tips I’ve Received

I am so excited for this trip that you guys helped me pick! Based on this travel poll, you determined my next travel destination – Italy! We looked around to package some deals and thought we landed on a good one from Groupon Getaways*…which didn’t turn out much of a deal but we have now…

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IMO: Avoid these tourist traps from Toronto to Thailand

We’ve all been there, we pay a hefty fee for admission only to be disappointed by mediocre exhibits in tourist traps. In my own opinion, here are some places I’ve been to that I would not recommend and maybe some alternatives to consider: Toronto Let’s start local. The CN Tower in no doubt offers a…

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