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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I’ve defeated the purpose of traveling and I’m learning my lesson

Last long weekend, we took a trip to Sauble Beach. It was a short trip, and a rushed trip. We started the day off 1 hour late, ran into long weekend traffic and drove past dozens of garage sales, antique shops and local markets selling fresh berries just to get to our destination. We made…

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10 Travel Hacks that are Actually Useful

There’s thousands of travel hack lists out there but are they actually practical? Here’s my list of 10 travel hacks that are actually useful: Ok, so this one isn’t much of a hack but a tip. The first washroom in the terminal always has the longest line. Though I thought it’d be obvious, I still…

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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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Free Download: Trip Planning Itinerary Template & Sample Italy Itinerary

Maybe it’s common sense, but until one of my friends actually told me to make a chart of my days in Italy (since my time was limited), I had always just made confusing lists of places I wanted to see so I thought this might help your trip planning! – Sample itinerary for our 1…

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