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A look back at 2016 – Part 5 | Travel Experiences

New Country #5: Israel Remember back to New Country #3? Saipan? Well, the same travel magazine, Travelife, asked me to shoot for them again, with the delightful Michelle again, but this time in Israel. Was I stoked! My first Middle Eastern country and a beauty to boot! Israel,...

A look back at 2016 – Part 4 | Travel Experiences

New Country #4: Vietnam I had a flight voucher from a local airline that had to be used before Jan 2017. Hmmm, I thought, where and when. After a little digging and some input from friends, I decided on South Vietnam, namely Saigon and Mekong Delta for the 3rd week of October....

A look back at 2016 – Part 3 | Travel Experiences

New Country #3: Saipan, Marianas Islands Ok, so Saipan is governed by the USA but it is a new territory I have visited and first time in the south pacific islands. I was asked to shoot for Travelife Magazine, a luxury travel magazine based in the Philippines, and what fun we had...

A look back at 2016 – Part 2 | Travel Experiences

New Country #2: Australia Little did I know after my NZ trip that it’s neighbor was going to be my next new country to visit, 5 months later! My son graduated from high school and decided to go to school in Perth. What a fun opportunity to end one season and go into another...

A look back at 2016 Travels – Part 1 | Travel Experiences

For me personally, 2016 has been a really good year on lots of levels. One of my favourite things about 2016 is the fact that I saw not 1, not 2, but 6 new countries! And visited 2 of my favourites on top of that. So I have put together a blogpost FULL of coluorful memories. Pull...

Travel 2017 with our BOXING DAY SALE

I’ve been busy traveling the entire last quarter of 2016! Saipan, Philippines, Vietnam, Israel, Turkey, Greece and Morocco! But I wanted to get this out to you before the New Year comes: n Canada, my home country, BOXING DAY is it! Sales galore post-Christmas and you get...

Laundry Day in Chefchaouen | Real Morocco Travel Experience

When we were in Chefchaouen, we had a morning with a local guide, Mohammed, who took us all throughout the old medina. At the beginning of our walk we passed by an area which is a community laundry area where the women wash their clothes, together at the river. I can ONLY imagine...

How to plan a trip in about 8 steps || Travel Tips

I thought about this the other day when I started thinking about my upcoming trip to Vietnam in October. “How do I plan this trip?” Gary & I in Australia So I thought I’d pull it apart and let you in on what I do for my personal trips… šŸ™‚ Choose your...

A little village called Ormana || Turkey Real Travel Experience

Ormana is a quaint village in Turkey that I have truly grown to love. Off of the main national highway and winding into the Taurus Mountains. With its authentic “button houses” – read more about themĀ HEREĀ – are strewn down one of the main roads. One of the...

Riad Maison Du Sud in Essaouira ||Morocco Destination Highlight

Essaouira is definitely one of my favorite places in Morocco. I think for obvious reasons is because it is a coastal town right on the Atlantic Sea. Coupled with old medina and the vibrant artist community, Essaouira had no problem wiggling its way into my heart! The riad we...