May 12, 2013


Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, one of the world's most photographed hotels

Exploring Vieux Quebec

It’s North America’s only walled city and one of the most historic places in Canada. There are moments when you’re exploring Quebec City that it feels as though you’ve stepped back in time. Apparently, one of my ancestors helped to defend the city against the Americans (in the Battle of Quebec) way back in 1775, […]

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April 22, 2013


Chef Massimo

An Evening in Puglia

I’ve never been to Italy, but it’s somewhere I’ve always dreamed of going, in large part for the food. Thanks to Toronto chef, Massimo Bruno, last week I was lucky enough to experience a true taste of Puglia. Massimo is an Italian chef from the Puglia region of Italy. He’s been living and working in […]

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January 6, 2013


Nightfall in the old city of Cusco

Top Five Experiences in Peru

The single hardest part of planning a trip to Peru, is deciding what to do while you’re there (for most people, Machu Picchu is a given). I’m still amazed by how much we crammed into a 10 day trip last year. Trying to decide what you can fit in? These are my top five recommendations […]

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January 4, 2013


Florida's Emerald Coast

A Look Back at 2012

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I wrote about my 2011 travel experiences. Now that we’re into 2013, I realized it’s time to take a look back at the past year in travel. 2012 was very good to me! A return to Grenada, ‘The Spice of the Caribbean’ –  I’ve been lucky […]

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December 3, 2012


A Cambodian wedding - I love the pink outfits!

Images of Angkor

While watching an old episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations last night, I was reminded of what a special place Cambodia is. I’ve been twice and wouldn’t hesitate to visit for a third time. I’ve even managed to convince my parents to take an extended trip to South East Asia and they’ll be visiting Cambodia […]

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November 19, 2012


The Treasury, made famous by the movie Indiana Jones

Petra – A City of Romance?

“Don’t leave! Stay here with us. Come and live with me in my cave,” said my Bedouin guide. Now that’s what I call romance! Who would have thought my day at Petra would end with a sort-of marriage proposal? My guide was young, so I’d likely have been wife number one, but caves aren’t my […]

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November 16, 2012


Playing Princess in Portugal

The magical Palace of Pena

Sintra is a place that fairy tales are made of. Literally. This small town is full of castles and palaces. It’s easy to picture princesses once summering here. One of the palaces in Sintra used to be a summer home for royalty. Only a short train ride from Lisbon, it takes under an hour to […]

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November 14, 2012


A Tropical Island Escape in Thailand

A nearby deserted beach

The days are getting shorter, it’s getting a whole lot colder and I MISS THE SUN! And the warmth. And not having to put on layers of clothing  before leaving the house. Oh, and I miss not wearing socks. I hate wearing socks and have trouble finding a pair that actually match. It’s the time […]

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