Fall Bucket List – 15 ideas for making the most of the fall season

Fall Bucket List - 15 ideas for making the most of the fall season

It’s here! The first day of fall is officially upon us! Leaves in shades of golden-yellow and red are falling from the trees, corn mazes and apple orchards are opening their gates and pumpkin flavours adorn every coffee shop and bakery window along the street.  As we start to pack all our summer gear away for […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Venice – The Italian Gem of the Adriatic

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Venice

As we checked into our AirBNB in the area of Mestre, the centre of mainland  Venice, I was enlivened with excitement about what was to come. I had dreamt about visiting Venice for years. About riding in a gondola through the canals, drinking wine in the Piazza San Marco and oohing and aweing at the magnificent […]

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Why we should embrace change – letting go of fighting the old and focusing on building the new

Harvest time brings lots of change

The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new – Socrates For many of us, change if scary. Often it means taking a step into the unknown, unaware of what trials and tribulations are waiting on the other side. We fight change with every […]

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Camping Bucket List – 30 ideas for your next weekend in the woods

Taking in the lake views from the beach

There’s something to be said about summer. Sunshine, BBQ’s and weekend trips to the lake. For many of us Canadians, we look forward to the long summer days after months of cold, rain and snow just to get our fix of vitamin D before the days get shorter again. Personally, I prefer fall over summer as […]

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Fear of travel – fighting the urge to be complacent 

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Many of us travellers often end up planning our next big trip before we’ve even left on our most recent adventure. We’re always dreaming about new destinations and trying to find ways to see as much as possible of the world in the most practical, inexpensive way. We know that it may not always be […]

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London Bucket List

Big Ben

Set along the River Thames, London is sure to be on everyone’s bucket list. With its iconic landmarks and historic buildings, the beauty and wonder of the capital city leaves visitors wanting more, eager to come back for a second and third visit. Whether its history and beautiful architecture your after or a chance to sit down […]

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Nature Therapy – clearing your mind in the great outdoors

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Picture this. You’ve just strapped on your hiking boots and packed your day pack for a day full of exploring the great outdoors. You’ve got everything you’ll need in your pack to keep you going for the day. As you set out on an adventure, exploring somewhere that’s completely unknown to you, you feel invigorated. A […]

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Becoming “Guideparents” – 20 ways I hope to love, inspire and encourage

Becoming Guideparents - 20 promises to our guidedaughter

This week has been a pretty special week for us. First of all, we celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary on August 2nd. It’s hard to believe that its only been 2 years since we said our “I do’s” as I feel we have experienced so much during that time. I feel I have grown more as […]

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Bonjour Paris – A first-timers guide to the city of love

The Eiffle Tower at night

Prior to visiting Paris, I imagined it to be like it’s portrayed in the movies. I envisioned quaint little streets lined with row houses, bustling with locals on their bicycles carrying a fresh baguette in their baskets. I imagined vast parks full of greenery and couples sharing a picnic under the Eiffel Towers soft-sparkling night-time glow. I saw […]

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12 Reasons to visit beautiful Croatia, NOW!

dubrovnik

Croatia seems to be one of those places that fly’s under the radar for most North Americans. You’ve heard of it but you’re not quite sure what it has to offer, or how it compares to nearby places like Italy and Greece. Well when we went on our honeymoon in 2014, Croatia immediately sparked my […]

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