IHG Rewards Club – Making Holiday Dreams Come True

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Disclosure: I received IHG rewards points to facilitate this post and for our upcoming hotel travel stays and reviews. All onions are 100% my own. .... When choosing a hotel for your holiday {or even a 1 night stay}, what is your usual pattern in booking? I, like a lot of others would first decide on a rough location, and then scour the net finding the best deal in that area, keeping in mind which amenities ... read more

The Importance of Family Vacations

The Importance of Family Vacations

The importance of family vacations is huge in my books. Not just for kids, but for parents too. From making memories, going on adventures, and relaxing - every family needs a vacation. I firmly believe that at least once a year you should pull your family away from the hustle and bustle of life to refuel and reconnect. These are the times that I look forward to most.  As a family, we are a team. We all work hard, ... read more

Clam Digging in Prince Edward Island

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If someone told me that I'd one day be clam digging on the shores of Prince Edward Island, I'd most likely laugh. Yet there I was, rubber boots on and trudging in the iconic-red mud, whole-heartedly looking for that perfectly sized shellfish.  The chance to go clam digging is possible thanks to Experience PEI, the Island's leading maker of memories and experiences for travellers. Clam digging is just one ... read more

Let’s Go! New Brunswick Retreat #LetsGoNB

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Our Canada is a vast country that offers so much from coast, to coast, to coast. Living in Western Canada all my life, I've explored 'my side' of the country many times over, and still manage to jaw-drop at the beauty of each exploration. Yet when it comes to the provinces on the very east coast, my experience isn't as impressive. When taking family vacations, we've always ventured afar to other countries, always ... read more

Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations

Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations

Summer has officially begun, which means it’s time to take a break from your busy life – and what better way than to embark on an adventure! Here are the Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations for 2015 - both within Canada and international. This is a great list of iconic places to visit, that offer much during the summer months. I'd have to agree with Cavendish Beach PEI, as I just returned from a first trip to Prince ... read more

Exploring the Beauty of Prince Edward Island

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I think we've all heard from someone (if not from many), that 'Prince Edward Island is Beautiful.' Since I'd never before visited our smallest Canadian province on the east coast, I had always wondered - how so? How is PEI beautiful? Simply because of the landscape? What does 'a beautiful place' truly mean? Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Prince Edward Island for the first time, and indeed I agree ... read more

Velas Vallarta Mexico – Family Travel Review

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When thinking of our time spent at Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, this phrase comes to mind: Happy Kids, Happy Vacation It's true, we as a family had the best time, kids and adults included. This all-inclusive resort just a short drive from both the airport and Puerto Vallarta, really does cater to all. After leaving Velas Vallarta, my husband and I agree in our thinking that, "that was one absolute good ... read more

Grand Velas – All Suites and Spa Resort in Riviera Nayarit Mexico

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When travelling, we always make a point to venture off the hotel or resort, explore the area, and talk with locals. It's our way of fully soaking in the experience and getting to know the destination and the people - to the fullest.  While taking in in Nayarit Mexico for the first time recently, we met a man with his own diving company, named Steve. In our conversations with him, we had asked which ... read more

Exploring the San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Before going to any destination for the first time, I make a short-list of things I'd like to do and attractions I need to see. Usually when away on a press/business trip, there isn't ample time to explore aimlessly, yet I'm pretty resourceful when it comes to squeezing in the time to see the highlights and take in the area. So, imagine my excitement when I learned that while in San Antonio, I'd be staying right ... read more

Month In Photos: May 2015

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May 2015 was a month of 'Mexico'. Technically we were only there for a week, but looking at the photos I took over the course of May - Mexico was the biggest highlight for sure. So, when putting together my Month In Photos for May 2015, I loved the idea of dedicating a collage just of our trip with Velas Resorts, the beautiful hues compliment each other so much. From palm trees, sandy bottoms, baby turtles, much ... read more

Things to See and Do in Louisville Kentucky

Things to see and do in Louisville Kentucky

We recently visited Louisville Kentucky for the first time, a trip planned for a cheerleading competition for my oldest daughter. I have to admit that when I first learned about the trip, many months prior, I wasn't all that excited about going. I mean, when I think about my must-see bucket list of US cities and states, this part of the country wasn't even on my radar. Yet, the closer we got to departure, and after ... read more

CanadaStays Celebrates the Summer of the Staycation

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What are your summer plans? Us, we always stick closer to home during the summer months, and take in local activities and attractions. We might visit other provinces within Canada, but we rarely leave the country. After all, we Canadians have such a long and bitter winter, yet our summer weather is simply amazing. Many times over the season I'm reminded just how beautiful our country is, and one of my goals is to ... read more