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Making the Decision to Visit Nicaragua

Visiting Nicaragua |

Do I go? Do I stay home? Do I pick another country? Or do I stick with my first plan and travel to Nicaragua? For 2016, I want to travel somewhere new. Make sure my travel skills haven’t gotten too rusty. For my Spring getaway I knew I wanted warm weather, good activities, good food, and hopefully make a few travel friends. But it had to be cheap. My thoughts turned to Central America.

The One Time Getting Bumped From My Flight Was Actually Great

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Have you ever been bumped off a flight? If you’re in the US, it doesn’t have to be so bad. Recently I was bumped off a United flight from Newark to Newfoundland and it actually turned out to be a pretty great thing.

The Hotel Elysée – New York City

Hotel Elysee, New York |

“Are you in Paris?” a family member asked me on Facebook after seeing me post a photo from the Hotel Elysée. I wasn’t. I was in New York. Outside my window, beyond my 14th floor patio, traffic crawled by on East 54th St., but inside my room I could’ve been in the City of Lights.

Ode to a Hotel Robe

Ode to a Hotel Robe |

Maybe I’m a hotel snob. Maybe I’ve become spoiled. I used to think a Holiday Inn was fancy. These days though, when I check into a nice hotel I’m always a bit disappointed when there’s no robe waiting for me in the closet. To me, it’s a symbol for the hotel experience and the pampering feeling I’m hoping to get out of it.

Tibb's Eve |

Tibb’s Eve: A Newfoundland Thing

Tibb’s Eve. Tipp’s Eve. Tip’s Eve. Even Tipsy Eve. It doesn’t matter what you call it - it’s December 23rd in Newfoundland and it’s time to have a drink....

Library Hotel, New York |

The Library Hotel – New York City

Before you even get to the reception desk you have an inkling of the great service you’re going to experience during a stay at the Library Hotel in midtown Manhattan. B...

2015 Gift Guide |

2015 Gift Guide for the Traveller in Your Life

It’s that time of year again. I don’t know how it’s late-November already. Seriously, how did that happen? Didn’t I just blink and it was (Canadian) Thanksgiving?...

Times Square |

Third Time’s a Charm + Giveaway

My first two trips to New York City this year each had their own mishaps. From needing medical attention to the disappointment of a rained out ballgame. I'm hoping that t...

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