Exploring San Diego Summer Ed.: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

As you may already know, Carl’s parents relocated to San Diego almost 10 years ago when we were in high school. Since then, we’ve been visiting San Diego pretty regularly. We usually go during Christmas break, leaving on Dec 26th and returning a few days after the New Year. For the past 10 years, San…

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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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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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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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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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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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Cheaper Alternative to Car Rental Companies: RelayRides Review

One of the bickering points Carl and I had prior to this San Francisco trip was blaming each other as to why the car rental hasn’t been booked 2 days before we left. This was because I said I would do it (oops!). So I scavenged the web to find a car rental place that…

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