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Maui Off the Beaten Path

Maui is an island filled with natural beauty. While the resort areas have their own perfectly manicured allure, there is so much more to see. On our most recent vacation, we ventured out to a variety of areas on the island. It made us realize how much we have missed on our previous trips. Here…

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Maui Vacation Rental Guide

If you are headed to Maui, a vacation rental may be something to consider. We travel to Hawaii yearly and like to feel at home on vacation. There is something about a hotel that makes us feel uncomfortable and unsettled. With a rental you can cook your own meals, have your own space, and avoid…

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Managing a Fear of Flying

A fear of flying is one of the most common phobias around. There is something about being up at 40000 ft. in a tube, with two complete strangers in control, that can put people on edge. I developed my fear after a flight back from Europe. There was a terrible storm in Toronto and we…

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3 Days in Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida is home to sunshine, beaches and my parents in the winter. It is a popular destination for retirees; my sister once coined it as spring break, but 40 years later! Naples sits on the Gulf Coast just south of Fort Myers. It is known for its beautiful beaches, fine dining and shopping. We…

Guide to the Waipio Valley

The Waipio Valley is located along the Hamakua Coast on the Island of Hawaii. While most tourists only make it to the lookout, I urge you to make the trip to the bottom of the valley. I believe this is the most beautiful spot on the Big Island. There are two ways of getting down…

Ice Castle: Winnipeg Edition

Once upon a time some folks from Utah came and built a glorious castle where two rivers meet. People came from far and wide to witness this icy masterpiece. In all seriousness, the Ice Castle has been buzzing in Winnipeg this winter. This is the first year it has been here and they picked a…

Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

It is hard to leave your best buddy at home while traveling. Sometimes it just isn’t an option for them to come with you. This winter we embarked on a 15 hour road trip with our 9 year old Morkie, Roscoe. This was his first vacation and we wanted to be very prepared for the…

3 Days in Banff

There is nothing more Canadian or beautiful than Banff in any season. My husband and I decided to make the 15 hour drive during an extreme cold snap for the New Years weekend. Temperatures dipped below -30 degrees Celsius as we made our journey across the prairies. For some reasons the mountains were calling me.…