Review of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Little Years, Stratford Trip 2011

We just returned from a whirlwind trip to one of my favourite Ontario towns--Stratford. Home of the swans and ducks along the river, one of a kind shopping and of course, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. I saw two plays, Jesus Christ, Superstar and The Little Years. The first with hubby and my ten year old … Continue reading Review of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Little Years, Stratford Trip 2011

Orlando Vacation Home–the Best Type of Family Vacation

  Vacation homes simply so many aspects of travelling. When you're in a hotel with your kids--you're scrambling for dinner ideas, fighting over the tv, cramped in a one or two rooms. If you do your research--for not that much more money you can be living the high life. Our vacation home in Orlando--had it … Continue reading Orlando Vacation Home–the Best Type of Family Vacation

Shamrock Lodge

Shamrock Lodge is a resort located on the shores of  beautiful Lake Rousseau,  just two hours north of Toronto. The first thing I noticed about the Shamrock was the high level of customer service. Owned by the Bryant family for the past 30 years, parents and siblings are all involved but the heart of the … Continue reading Shamrock Lodge

Daytona Beach Girl’s Getaway

  I just love Daytona Beach. The hard-packed sand is great for long walks and seems  especially designed  for ocean-side driving   (which is actually legal  here).  This historic Florida town has tons going on for the younger set and is quite  easy to navigate. But on a recent Girlfriend's Getaway, I learned that there is a very upscale side … Continue reading Daytona Beach Girl’s Getaway

EPIC Hotel-A Kimpton Hotel-Miami

We flew  to Miami for our first ever cruise and wanted to be there a day in advance to have time to rest and in case of delays. Happily, we were able to spend the night as guests of a new Kimpton Hotel: The EPIC, which is located right on the downtown waterfront and very near … Continue reading EPIC Hotel-A Kimpton Hotel-Miami

Myrtle Beach: Best Restaurants and Attractions

There are many great places to eat and have fun in Myrtle Beach.  Here are just a few of my favourites. Restaurants Damon’s by the Ocean What could be better than chowing down on delicious BBQ ribs on an Oceanside patio? Not much. We all loved this casual restaurant and felt that we were getting … Continue reading Myrtle Beach: Best Restaurants and Attractions

Island Vista Resort

From the outside you could mistake this hotel for a condo embedded as it is in a residential neighbourhood. But once inside the " I"m  on vacation "  feel was unmistakable. The front desk staff welcomed us with her strong southern accent and before long we were in a spacious three bedroom condo that faced … Continue reading Island Vista Resort

Western Carribean Trip Aboard the Norweigan Dawn

I just returned from my first cruise ever and since I was travelling with my two boys ages 15 & 9 and my husband---all of whom do not like to get dressed up---I chose the Norweigan Cruise Line which is  known for what they call Freestyle Cruising. Many cruise lines still offer traditional dining which … Continue reading Western Carribean Trip Aboard the Norweigan Dawn

Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

For the first time—my family was heading south in the summer—something that some might say goes against Canadian logic. You stay home in July and August to enjoy the brief but intense summer and then head to the southern states in the winter—when you just can’t take one more snow storm. But this year, we … Continue reading Myrtle Beach Family Vacation


This resort is upscale, peaceful and my family thoroughly enjoyed it. Our condo style suite was expertly decorated with soothing colours and boasted a full kitchen. One of the pluses of the Marina Inn is that the staff goes out of their way to please you. A request for a kettle—(as a Canadian I like … Continue reading MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES