“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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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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My 2015: a year in travel photos

The year started off with us returning from our trip to San Francisco and San Diego. After coming back, I went on a short work trip in April to Montreal, QC and devoured a delicious brick oven pizza that I’ll return for! The following month we stepped foot in Europe for the first time! I…

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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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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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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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You can determine where I travel to next!

For weeks I have been contemplating my next trip and can’t seem to figure out where I should head off to. I will be taking a vacation from April 1st – 12th during the Easter weekend or May 16th – 24th (budget dependent) and I want to hear from you! Take the poll and tell…

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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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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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