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Jen R should have been a spy; she would have been really great at it. Instead, she has found limitless happiness raising a future international man of mystery. She is a writer, a maker of suppers, a kisser of boo boos and a finder of lost things. She would always prefer to watch politics than sports and will never watch a soap opera...ever.

Adventures by Disney’s Expanded 2013 Lineup to Include Southeast Asia

Adventures by Disney has released some details of their expanded offerings for 2013.  Whether you like your adventures star studded or far flung, there is something new in the works for you. On a jaunt...

Sol Rio De Luna y Mares, Holguin Cuba: A Home Away From Home

Cuba’s Holguin province has been known for its beauty since Columbus discovered America – literally. In November 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the northeast coast of Cuba and found himself in an idyllic paradise. Attempting...

Understanding the Effects of Culture Shock

Some animals operate on instinct, one hundred percent.  Take the aligator, for example.  They are born ready.  They don’t need parents to supervise them, they don’t need to learn anything specialised, they just hatch...

Lava From The Horsetail In Yosemite National Park

El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, Tioga Pass, these are landmarks within a landmark; exclamation points in the wild, galloping beauty of Yosemite National Park. Yet, marvel abounds everywhere in Yosemite, in both big ways and small. For the next few days, the park will have the focus of many of the world’s most enthusiastic nature and travel photographers.

Cars Land, Disneyland California ~ Let The Ride Tests Begin!

The ground is rumbling.  Could it be the distant roar of engines?  There are tremors and murmurings that Disneyland Resort in California is preparing to open Cars Land, at last. The twelve-acre attraction, built to...

Disney has BIG Plans for 2012

Disney has a lot of balls in the air and they’re about to fall into place in 2012.  For anyone who likes to travel with, at or through Disney, this is going to be...

Put Your Getaway on Ice at the Hôtel de Glace

I’ve had my fill of mainstream hotels, with their weird green carpet, multi-coloured/multi-stained bedspreads and TV remotes screwed to the nightstand. Enough I say! I want something different. I want an experience, not just a...

Review: Bugatti Urbin Travel Bag

I’ve always been a backpack girl. I’ve had a love affair with backpacks for years. They’re cool, practical and, if you get the right one, it’ll last forever. Best of all, traveling with a backpack...

Shop the Island of Cape Breton by Following the Artisan Trail Map

Most of my vacations involve some road tripping at one stage or another. I’ve endured a lot of “scenic drives” that were, in reality, very boring and forgettable long-cuts to the destination. But there...

The CAA Winter Festival of Lights is on in Niagara Falls Ontario

Heart shaped Jacuzzis, casinos, water leaping off a cliff to its death; Niagara Falls can seem like a bit of an adult destination, but the CAA Winter Festival of Lights, on now through January,...

Haunted Places: A Trip to Harpers Scary…Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Ghouls and goblins lurk in the shadows, spectres walk the night and eerie chills prickle the skin; Halloween is fast approaching. It’s time for scary costumes, trick-or-treaters and ghost stories that leave us sleepless. But...

The Statue of Liberty Celebrates Milestone Birthday

It’s Lady Liberty’s birthday today! The Statue of Liberty is 125-years-old. She only admits to 37. For 125 years, she has been a beacon of hope, a symbol of strength and has welcomed, “your tired,...