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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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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How well do you know your partner’s travel style?

Towards the middle of December, I found Carl and myself bickering more than usual. From the stress of work to the busyness of home, we found ourselves overwhelmed and annoyed at each other. Nothing we did seemed right and we couldn’t figure out why. The carrots weren’t sliced the right way and the trash wasn’t…

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San Francisco Itinerary – Day 1 – Suggestions?

This Christmas holiday, we’ll be heading off to San Francisco (Dec 26-Dec 30) for a few days. I’m looking for suggestions on where to go and your thoughts on the itinerary below. Please leave your suggestions/comments in the comment section below and we’ll be sure in incorporate!    …

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My Favourite Travel Quotes

Here are my favourite travel quotes: Go at least once a year to a place you’ve never been When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half your clothes and twice the money. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Live in the sunshine, swim in…

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Lost summer nights

Dear High Schooler, Remember that summer you spent at home, occasionally going out with friends and worked a minimum wage, part-time retail job that you took too seriously? Remember that chance you had to spend by the beach in San Diego or somewhere much hotter…but didn’t because you had “work”? Well there’s 40+ years of…

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The Roadtrip Girl’s choice for top attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has always been my second home. Well, it was really my first home. Born in Hong Kong, my family immigrated to Toronto when I was 4 years old but the sights, sounds and love for Hong Kong remained with me. After my first year in university and savings from my first part time…

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The Foodie Tour: 3 days, 2 nights in Taipei, Taiwan

I recently went on a 3 day, 2 night adventure to Taipei, Taiwan and it was truly amazing! This guide will give you a good idea of where to eat, where to go in Taiwan. As our flight arrived to Taipei late in the day, we took the opportunity to rest at our hotel (we…

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How travelers beat the winter blues

Not all of us have the luxury and time to escape the cold whenever and wherever. This has been an especially harsh winter, a record setting one, the coldest in the past 20 years for Toronto with more windchill warnings and extreme cold weather alerts than I can remember. I don’t normally despise the cold,…

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Thailand’s Fish Spa

In 2012 I traveled to Pattaya, Thailand as a part of my trip to Asia. On all the travel shows I’ve watched about Thailand, they kept talking about fish spas and I knew I had to go to one! These hardy little fish are called “Doctor Fish” which live and breed in the pools of…

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