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  • Fast forward six weeks: life update!

    Posted on September 27, 2017

    hold.  the.  phone.  Has it really been over a month since I’ve last written?  I’ll admit I had to go back to the blog to see what my last entry was but it immediately felt like it was just last week that I was sitting on the back deck writing about our trip to the East coast.  In what feels like a blink of an eye, six weeks have gone

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  • O’Rourke’s go east: our trip to Nova Scotia and PEI!

    Posted on August 16, 2017

    My mom recently saved a clipping for me from the newspaper titled ‘The summer of adventure.’  While we always give her a hard time for cutting out an article and leaving it on the counter until the next time she sees me, this one hit the nail on the head. We are only home a total of four weeks this summer with the rest of the sunny, warm (and rainy)

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  • The more the merrier – our favourite way to travel!

    Posted on August 9, 2017

    Hello from Canada’s east coast! In case you missed this post… 10 days ago, Super Dad and I loaded up every square inch of our truck, put the boys in their car seats and took off on a two week camping and road trip to Canada’s beautiful east coast with some of our closest friends.  We left Ottawa on a Saturday morning with stops in Quebec City and New Brunswick

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  • Meet the [blogger]: The Yellow Canoe

    Posted on August 2, 2017

    I don’t know about you, but I always wanted to be the kind of parent who’s stories were often met with a, “that’s crazy”or a stunned silence. Before having children, my husband and I were both avid travellers, and active in our recreational time. He grew up practicing kickboxing, I played rugby. He did a biking tour of Europe solo and I rode on my University Equestrian team. We both

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  • Summertime packing list

    Posted on July 20, 2017

    Leading up to our East coast camping trip in a few weeks, I’m sharing a summer packing list today for our family of four – two adults, one toddler (3) and one baby (10mo).  We are spending this week at our ‘home away from home’ in Bobcaygeon so I took the opportunity to document the packing process.  Included below is a check list of what we’ve packed for one week

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  • Nova Scotia, here we come!

    Posted on July 5, 2017

    With the onset of every summer, camping is always on the list of things we would like to do more of in the coming year.  We live in Canada – a country filled with beautiful provincial parks and campgrounds that offer an inexpensive way to travel and ‘disconnect’ in a very family friendly environment.  Most years, we spend the month of June talking about how we can just ‘jump in

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  • Family day at Pigeon Lake Resort!

    Posted on March 6, 2017

    The year that Family Day was introduced in Ontario (2008), I was spending it with this family.  Three months travelling New Zealand and Fiji with a backpack, a friend from high school (+ her friends) and this great van as our home.  I remember talking to my parents on the phone and them telling me they had the day off because of this new holiday called Family Day. Nine years later

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  • Our European honeymoon

    Posted on February 15, 2017

    For some, the perfect honeymoon is two lounge chairs on a beach with bottomless margaritas.  For others, it’s a cozy cottage over a long weekend with books and bonfires.  For a couple of newlywed reckies, it was two backpacks, a plane ticket and 3 weeks to explore as much of Europe as we could experience. Planning and packing for this style trip while also planning a DIY wedding in your

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  • Hello from Montebello

    Posted on February 12, 2017

    Remember a few posts back when I confessed that I invited myself and Clyde to Mexico? … I did it again.  Except this time it was for an overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello with my whole family.  Thanks Mom! If you are in the mood for a weekend getaway in the winter, the Fairmont Chateau Montebello is the perfect destination.  This was my second time staying for an overnight and

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  • Mexico, take me (and baby) back!

    Posted on February 4, 2017

    Two years ago, I set out on my first solo flight and trip with Clyde en route to a week in sunny Mexico with family.  As it happens, said family is leaving today for a repeat vacation and I’m only slightly considering booking a last minute ticket (read: desperate to go).  Sadly, hubby and I committed to a strict budget for 2017 and a beach vaca didn’t make the cut.  If you are

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