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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…

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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…