3 Things I Love about Off-Season Travel

3 things I love about off-season travel

I recently wrote a quick post with a few ideas for Winter Getaways, in it I shared some possibilities for travel destinations during winter. Whether you’re looking for places to escape winter (directed at my fellow Canadians and East Coasters), or to visit it (if you live in a warm or mild climate), there are 3 key advantages for travelling during the off-season that will have you booking your vacation ASAP. Okay, to be clear, my favourite times of year to travel are February/March and Late … [Read more...]

Winter Getaway Ideas

Winter Getaway Ideas

It's grey outside. Grim is another word to describe it. Today and for many more months to come. Even though we don't get tons of snow and storms like other places in Canada and the USA do, rain, rain, and more rain is seriously depressing. Or, when there's no rain, there's always "overcast" meaning there's a blanket of grey covering the city. Right about now I'm daydreaming of being someplace else. A winter getaway would suit me just fine!  … [Read more...]

Norway Cruise to see the Northern Lights

Dog Sledding

This year I've been pushing myself to be open to new opportunities and experiences. I've been able to cross off a few things from my bucket list so far this year and hope to keep going! Speaking of bucket lists, I've been spending some time thinking about things that I'd really like to do in my life. One of the things at the top of my list is to experience the Northern Lights in a big way. I'm talking about a gorgeous, celebratory, purposeful way. Did you know that winter is the most … [Read more...]

Vancouver Travel for 20-Somethings

Top 20 things to do in Vancouver

Vancouver is well-known for a few different things: its gorgeous natural scenery, and maybe the high cost of living. That last one need not effect travels, though—and there are plenty of free or inexpensive things to do and see in the city. Here are just 20 things to do in Vancouver for 20-somethings (that other age groups will likely also enjoy): … [Read more...]

Bring on the Sunshine and Adventure in St. Kitts


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Thinking about sunshine, relaxation and beautiful waters makes me want to sing "summer, summer, summertime. . ." I could be singing about summertime year round, though, at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino. The water is warm, there are always great restaurants to check out and adventurous activities to enjoy.  … [Read more...]

My GMC Acadia Denali Adventure #ChevyDrive

2014 GMC Acadia Denali

I love my car, but she doesn't get jealous when I drive other vehicles—so I took the opportunity to check out the new 2014 GMC Acadia Denali. I had a little #ChevyDrive adventure recently. It should be pretty obvious that a vehicle like the GMC Acadia Denali is family-friendly. There's room for 7 people in it! Of course, there are other types of families that don't necessarily have little ones that need to be put in to their car seats and strapped in. How about a group of ladies who want to … [Read more...]

Top 10 Los Angeles—What I Can’t Wait to See and Do

top 10 los angeles

I'm in an LA state of mind. I generally only get guide books for places that I have never been before. Such isn't the case with Los Angeles. I was there with my family when I was around 3 years old. I know this because of the pictures of my mom, brother and I at Disneyland. But, other than a stop over at the airport, I haven't been to Los Angeles in my adult life. I've been looking through my Eyewitness Travel Guides: Top 10 Los Angeles book to find places that I want to see and things I … [Read more...]

Top Frugal Travel Tips #FrugalCrew

Top Thrifty Travel Tips

Have you been wondering where I've been hanging out Wednesdays? I'm a weekly panelist on the #FrugalCrew twitter chat from 1pm -2pm EST each Wednesday. We shared tons of great travel tips in our weekly #frugalcrew twitter chat and also had an hour-long Google+ Hangout on the topic! Read our tips below and don't forget to checkout the YouTube video at the bottom of this post to see the #frugalcrew speak on frugal travel tips. … [Read more...]

Top Places to Visit in Vancouver this Fall

places to visit vancouver

Tourists typically come out to Vancouver during the summer months because the weather is pretty much guaranteed to be beautiful. Days at the beach or in the mountains/parks followed by some shopping and dining in one of Vancouver's many lively districts is pretty typical. Many people may not think to come to Vancouver in fall, though.  Vancouver is truly beautiful in fall, and the weather stays pleasant in to mid-October. Cooler temperatures and fewer crowds are just a few reasons why I think … [Read more...]

Top Fun and Educational Places to Visit

fun and educational places to visit

It is almost the end of summer but there are still some spots you can visit that are not only fun and educational but help your child prepare for back to school. Check out this list of some of the top fun and educational places to visit. Theme Parks Theme parks— a place of entertainment that has food, rides and attractions.  These are great places to take kids as an end of the summer fun day.  If you want to throw in some educational value to the fun, there are places that use rides and other … [Read more...]