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Who’s Heading Back to England?

Mel in London

Yesterday, WestJet rolled into town to make an announcement. I had been invited, along with other media and travel professionals, to hear about their new route firsthand.

US Data Plans Without the Fuss

Roam Mobility |

In the past, I’d had to go without data on my phone when I travelled. I was cheap and data roaming plans from my carrier were expensive. So I jumped from wifi hotspot to hotspot. I could copy down Google directions and if I got lost I could just hope that I was still in the cached area on the screen. Then I got my phone unlocked and it opened up new all kinds of new possibilities!

I Went to NYC and All I Got Was 4 Stitches

Injured foot in NYC |

So there I was, crouched on the sidewalk outside a Rite Aid on West 12th St in New York City with a handful of tourists huddled around me. I was trying to simultaneously dress a wound and keep my shit together. I was only moderately successful on both fronts. So what happened?

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.

Icebergs in Newfoundland |

Be Vewy Qwuiet…I’m Hunting Icebergs

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 vanguar...

Salvage, Central Newfoundland |

A CFA’s Guide to Newfoundland Slang

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 s...

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 ...

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...

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