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    Getting Around Chiang Mai + Taking Songthaews

    You won’t find a network of underground subways and buses but getting around Chiang Mai as a tourist is easy. You have public and private options available to you and all at…

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    5 Ways to Get Around Bali

    While you could easily spend weeks in Bali, the island itself is pretty small and offers plenty of transportation options to get you around. If you’re planning on traveling from place to…

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    Location, Location, Location

    Well, lots to update on.   First things first…we’re moving! Last month when I was in Thailand and Andrew was in Brazil, we received an email from our landlord letting us know…

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    Two Weeks in Chiang Mai

    On my first trip to Thailand last November I stuck to the south, traveling around Bangkok and the islands. But then I met people on that trip who couldn’t stop raving about…

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    Two Weeks in Bali

    I’m home from Southeast Asia! What an adventure. I still haven’t yet absorbed everything that has happened over the last month and there’s lots to fill you in on life back in…

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    A Different Pace

    Today I leave for Asia and I realized it’ll be the longest I’ve ever been away from Toronto since my trip to Brazil almost 10 years ago. One month is short by backpacking…

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    11 Ways to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

    Traveler’s confession: I absolutely hate flying. The long waits, the delays, the cabin pressure, the stiff seats, the tiny washrooms…is there anything good about flying other than landing somewhere new? Next Thursday…

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    Getting Our Home Ready for Spring

    Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer and I can’t wait until I officially retire my winter jacket. While Mother Nature will dictate everything happening outdoors, I thought I’d bring a…

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    Easy DIY Wedding Envelope Liners

    We’ve received our wedding invites and will be sending them out next week. It’s getting real! Our invites came with your standard 5×7 envelopes –they’re white, thin, and pretty plain looking. They’d worked…