Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

I got a flat tire and then the car battery died. On a trip with my kids. I’m the queen of being prepared and in this instance, I was not. Learn from me. It was last Sunday afternoon, we were making good highway time driving between home in downtown Toronto and Bonnechere Provincial Park – the…

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Spelunking With Kids in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves

Have you ever taken your children spelunking? I took my children spelunking for the very first time last week in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves. What is spelunking? It is literally the hobby or practise of exploring caves. Growing up in Belleville area, I definitely did not take advantage of everything that was in the vicinity and…

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Put On The Damn Bathing Suit and Quit It With Excuses

Here’s the scene; Sandbank’s Provincial Park in Ontario, Dunes Day use area off West Lake. Hundreds of families on the dunes, in the water, splashing, laughing, swimming, having a great time. The beach is just gorgeous, like I remember in my childhood, the dunes a discovery of immense flora, memories of geology and geography classes…

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Why You Will Love Beaches Negril Resort and Spa

The country of Jamaica had always been on my list of places to go, but let’s face it, if I haven’t been there, it’s on my list. I had already been to quite a few islands in the Caribbean – Roatan, Bahamas, Cozumel, Cuba, St. Maarteen, to name a few, but never before to Jamaica….

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Top 5 Reasons to Take Your Vacation at Beaches Resorts

For the past three years, my family and the family of my daughter’s best friend have taken our winter vacation together. In those past three years, we’ve enjoyed Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos twice and Beaches Resort in Negril once. We can honestly say that we are completely blown away by the atmosphere, the…

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Yurt Winter Camping In Algonquin? Yes Please!

I make posing on a frozen waterfall look good right? When Ontario Parks invited me to experience yurt winter camping at Mew Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park during the first week of March, I laughed at the thought of me hanging out and sleeping in the cold, crisp Canadian air and then jumped at the…

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