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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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