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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 the many fabulous beaches of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

7 Tips for Attending the Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto World 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 Toronto is a massive annual event filled with music and parties celebrating LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities, combining history, activism, and education into the mix. It ends with a huge parade down Yonge St. If you decide to go, check out these tips first.

The Godfrey Hotel – Chicago, IL

The Godfrey Hotel - Chicago |

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. They’re nice like that.

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...

Check a Suitcase

It’s Not a Sin to Check a Bag

My teeny entryway closet is overflowing. Despite my various racks, shoes spill out. They take up space in my spare room closet. They lurk under my desk at work. Sometimes...

International Grocery Cart

My International Grocery Cart

For many people food is a big part of why they travel, what they do when they travel and what they reminisce about once they come home. I asked some of my fellow bloggers...

So this is a scene from Life of Pi but I swear the bio bays of Puerto Rico aren't that different.

Glow with the Flow: Bio Bays in Puerto Rico

I dipped my hand in the warm waster of Laguna Grande, scooped up a handful and let the contents run down my arm. The water lit up and sparkled like I was a float in a Dis...

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