Generations Riviera Maya


Karisma Hotels just opened their new resort, Generations Riviera Maya in the beautiful relaxing Mexican destination of the Mayan Riviera. This resort with 144 suites caters to families of all kinds and sizes, with all the modern luxuries to make your vacation experience, the best it can be. From the Cancun airport, the drive to Generations Riviera Maya is about 30 minutes with traffic. When you arrive at the … [Read more...]

Paradise Found at Maroma Beach


During my stay at Generations Riviera Maya in Mexico last week, all the attending travel writers got to experience something beautiful. Breathtaking, in fact. We drove the short distance from our resort, to El Dorato Maroma {adults only resort} and the new Generations Maroma {family resort}, which is located on Maroma Beach. There we boarded a catemeran, did some snorkeling, and basked in the wonder that is … [Read more...]

Weekend Staycation


This past weekend the family and I went to Calgary for a weekend staycation. My oldest was in a cheer competition, so why not take the opportunity and stay for the weekend? Here are just a few quick phone snapshots from this weekend. A bit of randomness from much fun, food, laughter and shopping! How often do you take little staycations?     . . . … [Read more...]

Fremont Street Las Vegas


Fremont Street was at the top of my list of must-sees while in Las Vegas, after all it's where Vegas first began. If you think that The Strip has sights, Fremont Street is has even more neon lights and action at every turn. This street is considered the downtown of Las Vegas, the old part of Las Vegas which is kinda cool yet more seedy that the trendy and polished Strip. As you'd expect, there's bars and … [Read more...]

Beaches Negril Dining


No matter which resort or destination you go, one of the first questions that people ask is, "How's the food?". The dining available at any resort is key, am I right? It's one of the constants that people looks for when booking their vacation.  When my daughter and I returned from Beaches Negril, I spent a lot of time talking 'food' with family and friends, and discussing in emails and messages from readers. It's … [Read more...]

Best Campsites in Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks that we have in the US. Around every turn is another view that literally takes your breath away. You can drive the Road to the Sun once it opens in July and see dozens of waterfalls, and then wildflowers bloom throughout the rest of the summer. You can camp in one of the established campsites or grab a pass to do some seriously awesome backpacking … [Read more...]

Win a Trip to Disney Parks in the Pack the Magic Contest


With March Break just around the corner, Canadians from coast-to-coast will soon be spending quality time with their loved ones, and what better way to make family memories than with a vacation to a Disney Park! Canada’s leading full service online travel provider,, is celebrating all things Disney by launching a promotion giving Canadians the chance to win a Disney Parks family … [Read more...]

The 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World

Vegas by night travel

Last week I stumbled upon the following infographic titled, 'The 50 Most Visted Tourist Attractions in the World'. Thanks to my passion for all things travel, I couldn't help but to take notice and read in entirety. Then, remembering the list a few days later, I came back to it and studied it again.  I'm fascinated!  Now, there's something to be said for travelling to the lesser beaten paths, and taking in … [Read more...]

Horseback Ride and Swim at Sandy Bay Ranch


One of my favourite parts about our first trip to Negril Jamaica was taking the Horseback Ride and Swim tour. It was offered from Chukka Adventures at the Sandy Bay Ranch, a tour easily booked at our Island Routes kiosk at Sandals Negril.  It's literally horseback riding, in complete paradise! Despite not being on a horse in many years, I wanted to take on this tour to see the Jamaican countryside … [Read more...]

Rick’s Cafe in Negril Jamaica


Hundreds of people gather around, all eager wait for the moment to come. Standing on a 25ft ledge is a brave soul, glancing down at the water below with clenched fists. The onlookers hold their breaths along with their cameras until the decision has been made to jump. Then, seconds seem like minutes before the water below is met. Chants of, 'jump, jump, jump' turn into mass cheers and whistles. I watch and think, 'no … [Read more...]