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    Respecting Local Culture When Traveling

    Egypt was my first time traveling to a predominately Muslim country. I knew things would be different there – especially as a woman – but when I showed up in a sleeveless yoga…

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    A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Bike

    Spring is here! You know what that means…bike season! Cycling is my favourite mode of transportation. It’s the most efficient way to get around the city and can save you hundreds of…

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    What Does Your Sign Say About Your Money Habits?

    I’m a proud and ‘by the book’ Sagittarius. I may not be an astrology freak or read my daily horoscope or anything but it’s freaky how accurate the definition of a Sagittarius fits me…

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    Dating Someone Who’s Bad with Money

    Along with bad teeth and separation anxiety, bad money management ranks at the top of my deal breakers list. There are some things I might be able to overlook but someone with…

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    Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

    Two years ago Andrew and I had the most incredible opportunity to trek with mountain gorillas in beautiful Uganda. It was hands down one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done…

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    Creating a Daily Routine

    I wrote some weeks ago about my jump into the freelance world and how all over the place I was. The problem was I’ve been doing the 9 to 5 thing for…

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    Our Wedding Budget Pie Chart

    I went through a wedding planning cycle. As soon as we got engaged, I was all over Pinterest and read up on everything I could about weddings. I pinned hundreds of photos,…

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    10 Ways to Live in Toronto on a Budget

    I’ve always lived budget conscious and this year will be no exception. With a trip to SE Asia, a wedding, and honeymoon on the horizon, I’ll be minimizing my discretionary budget as…