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How to Kick Ass at Dining Solo

Mimoza |

A big hurdle for first-time solo travellers is eating alone. It may even keep them from travelling at all. Will people judge us and our table for one? Will we get poor service? How will we occupy our time before the food comes? Never fear. I’m here to show you how to kick ass at dining solo.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Toronto Blue Jays |

Going to see a Blue Jays game in Toronto is one of my favourite things to do in the city. The beer and hot dogs, the excited crowd, the crack of the bat… I love it all. This year is the 4th year in a row that I’ve scheduled my visit around some home games and it didn’t disappoint.

Malecón House – Vieques, Puerto Rico

Malecon House - Vieques, Puerto Rico |

If you’re planning a trip to Puerto Rico, you really owe it to yourself to explore the smaller islands. Vieques, with its laid back feel, abundance of beaches, and openness, is a great retreat from the narrow, stuffy streets of Old San Juan. If you’re looking for a chic boutique hotel while there, look no further than Malecón House.

Happy 2nd Blogiversary to Me!

Happy Blogiversary |

Today is my 2nd Blogiversary! Is it tacky to wish yourself a happy blogiversary? I don’t care, I’m going out to buy myself cake because…cake.

Bravo Beach Hotel - Vieques, Puerto Rico |

Bravo Beach Hotel – Vieques, Puerto Rico

Between the two pools, honour bar, free beach gear, great continental breakfast, and comfy beds the Bravo Beach Hotel makes a fantastic home base when you're exploring th...

Toronto World Pride Parade |

7 Tips for Attending the Toronto Pride Parade

Pride may be over for this year - capped off by an actual rainbow if you can believe it - but that doesn’t mean I can’t help get you ready for next year. Pride Toront...

The Godfrey Hotel - Chicago |

The Godfrey Hotel – Chicago, IL

As soon as I walked into the minimalist, freshly scented lobby of The Godfrey Hotel in Chicago I knew I wasn't cool enough to stay there. They let me check in anyway. The...

Capelin Rolling in Newfoundland

Home Town Tourist: The Capelin are Rolling

People were lined up along the beach, buckets of all shapes and sizes by their feet. A flock of seagulls circled overhead. A few people braved the cold North Atlantic and...

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