Category: Travel

university, st jacobs, waterloo

Back To The 90’s

Have you ever gone back to your university or college town?  If so, do all those old memories come flooding back?  We often go back to our town – in part because our daughter goes to one of the tri-city (Waterloo, Ontario) schools.  We love to go back for a short visit because...

Time For A Vacation

We are in mid July now and long weekends, holidays and vacations are beginning to commence.  Whether you are Canadian or American, you just celebrated your countries birthday and if you are like a large number of people, summer holidays are just around the corner.  Every year, we sit down as...


Reasons Canadians Should Be Proud

Happy Canada Day.  July 1 is Canada’s 154th birthday.  With the nearing of this holiday, it got me thinking of reasons why Canadian’s should be proud. I am not a worldly traveler, but I have travelled a small bit.  We lived a short time just outside Chicago for my husband’s schooling, we have travelled...

Boldt Castle

Summer Staycation

Summer is fast approaching which means kids home from school and holidays.  What do you normally do for your summer holidays? Do you travel far? Head to a cottage? Or, stay close to home?   We have done a mixture of everything for our summer holidays?  We have travelled to Ireland (check out...

St Jacob's

St Jacob’s Staycation

Have you ever been to Waterloo? Kitchener? St Jacob’s?  We travel to Waterloo a lot.  One of our children attends University not far from there and we often require a place to stay either upon pick up or drop off due to having a near 5 hours drive.  The Holiday Inn Express and...

toronto, fairmont royal york

A Toronto Get-A-Way

It’s hard to believe that a year ago, I was in Toronto, by myself, heading to a Rise Conference by Rachel Hollis.  I was so nervous to go since I was going alone, it was over my birthday and it was something I had never done before.  It was amazing.  As you most...

Kilkea Castle,a castle fit for a princess

A Castle Fit For A Princess

Have you ever dreamed of being a princess? Living in a castle? A Knight in shining armor sweeping you off your feet?  If you are a girl, I’d say yes you have.   A dream is a wish you heart makes – Cinderella In July 2019, we had a dream trip to...

Blarney Castle

10 Day Ireland Itinerary

Do you do dream boards or dream boxes? Do you even know what a dream board or a dream box is? (Click HERE to read about Dream Boxes)   The concept of a dream board or box is ‘pinning’ absolutely anything you dream of. That could be simple items as:...

Summer in Boston: A 4-Day Itinerary

In the summer of 2018, we decided as a family to head to Boston. Home of the Boston Marathon, Fenway Park, Harvard (actually in Cambridge), The Freedom Trail, and many many more historical events. Again, being big movie buffs, we tied in seeing movie location spots of some of our favourite movies.


Summer in NYC: A 4 Day Itinerary

We travelled as a family of 4 to NYC in July 2017. I spent plenty of days, hours, and minutes planning this trip. We are big movie/tv buffs so we decided to incorporate our vacation into seeing the top film/tv shooting sites of interest to us.