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Why I Vacationed in Puerto Rico and You Should Too

San Juan, Puerto Rico |

When the craving for sunshine and sandals got too strong last year I gave in to the pull south. I didn’t book an all-inclusive vacation though. I chose an independent trip to Puerto Rico… and I think you should too.

Be Vewy Qwuiet…I’m Hunting Icebergs

Icebergs in Newfoundland |

Just this past week the first good size iceberg was spotted near St. John’s. 10,000 year old glacial giants are on their way from way up North and this is their vanguard. A sure sign of spring in Newfoundland…iceberg season has started.

A CFA’s Guide to Newfoundland Slang

Salvage, Central Newfoundland |

I’m always reminded after spending some time off the island, hanging out with mainland folks that, even though I wasn’t born and raised in Newfoundland, I sometimes still talk like I was. I don’t have the accent, but I’ve picked up a lot of Newfoundland slang from my parents and my almost dozen years of living in St. John’s. Phrases like “I’m rotted with the weather. It’s some cold out, wha?” or “I’m after squatting my finger in the door” make perfect sense to me but left some of my fellow WITS attendees scratching their heads so I thought I’d put together a little guide to some of my favourite Newfoundland slang to help out the CFAs. What’s a CFA? Read on…

The Gallery Inn – San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Gallery Inn - San Juan, Puerto Rico |

I love unique places. With a chain hotel, you generally know what you’re getting and I can see how if you travel a lot, that sameness can be reassuring. One less thing to worry about. I like taking a chance on a one-off though. Interesting and unique hotels are part of the travel charm. Well, you can’t get much more unique than the Gallery Inn in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

What to Pack for Boston |

What I Wore in Boston

I was recently in Boston to speak at the Women in Travel Summit. I initially had thoughts of going carry-on only but a mix of day and evening events, chilly weather and t...

Where to Eat in Boston - Mike's Pastry |

Where I Ate in Boston

I was in Boston recently, speaking at the Women in Travel Summit and, of course, while I was in Beantown I had to check out the food scene. Food is often one of those thi...

Sneakers for Travel

4 Great Stylish Sneakers for Travel

Sneakers are back, in a serious way. For the last few fashion seasons, flats have been taking over from heels as being the footwear of choice of trendsetters. In particul...

SUP Seattle

SUP With You?

Every now and then a new activity will emerge and become really popular. It seems like everyone and their dog is doing it, so you'd best try it too. That was my thought o...

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