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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…

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    What I’m Packing for a Month in Asia

    I know, I just got back. But now I’m leaving again. Back in September I was wanderlusting to the point of desperation and my November trip couldn’t come soon enough. So on…

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    A Night at Hôtel de Glace

    Andrew and I spent the Family Day long weekend in beautiful Québec City. We lucked out with the weather big time with temperatures hovering around 0°C. Not bad for a city that…

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    Closing Time

    Yesterday I announced the closure of my first startup. I was dreading it for weeks but now that my intention is out there, I feel a sense of relief. Relief in that…

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    16 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Broke Couples

    Happy Valentine’s Day, all you lovers out there. I love Valentine’s. It’s a great holiday, isn’t it? I think there’s a lot of false pressure that makes people loathe it, like a…

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    Visiting Angkor Wat: What to Expect

    Siem Reap is the gateway to enlightenment, or rather the starting point to Angkor archeological park in Cambodia. Most people are familiar with the Temple of Angkor Wat and Bayon, but the site…