Mother-Son Trip to Washington DC

I was looking for a reasonably priced short haul trip for myself and my son to take over the holiday break. DC called out to me.  Several of my favourite tv shows are set in DC ( Scandal, The Blacklist and Veep) and the constant shots of Washington exteriors got me thinking--wouldn't it fun to … Continue reading Mother-Son Trip to Washington DC

Couple’s Spa Getaway: Ste. Anne’s Spa, Grafton Ontario

I fell in love with St. Anne’s, the popular Ontario Destination Spa during my first visit about 10 years ago. At that time, I was nervous as a solo first time visitor. However, I was immediately put at ease by the warm staff and peaceful environment. Recently, I had the opportunity to return for a … Continue reading Couple’s Spa Getaway: Ste. Anne’s Spa, Grafton Ontario

Downtown Buffalo, New York–Penthouse Vacation at the Hyatt Regency

Winter Retreat in a Penthouse--at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo It was the ultimate winter retreat. An overnight in a luxurious penthouse atop of a landmark hotel--the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo, New York. The week before, Buffalo had been hit with one of the worst snow storms ever--but you wouldn't know it. In the downtown … Continue reading Downtown Buffalo, New York–Penthouse Vacation at the Hyatt Regency

Exploring the SolCal life–La Jolla and San Diego, California

I landed at the San Diego airport exhausted from a flight delay and immediately got into a cab. It was spotless. There sat the smiling driver, a young Ethiopian man who called himself Jonathon. We chatted the entire drive and when he dropped me off at my first stop of the trip—the Glorietta Bay Inn … Continue reading Exploring the SolCal life–La Jolla and San Diego, California

The Stratford Festival, Each Season Brings Something New

This past summer I got to enjoy an entirely new experience at the  Stratford Festival: attending with my husband and two teenaged sons—who until now had not been interested in a family theatre experience. We decided to see two plays—Tommy and Fiddler on the Roof. Both are iconic musicals that have been made into films with wonderful … Continue reading The Stratford Festival, Each Season Brings Something New

New York Girlfriends Getaway

My latest trip to New York was packed into two days this past August. Our home base was the Sheraton New York Times Square. Formerly known as the Sheraton Towers, this hotel has recently undergone a 180 million dollar renovation. My friend Jeannine and I made full use of the Club Floor facilities which included … Continue reading New York Girlfriends Getaway

Couple on a Kosherica cruise.

Sail on Kosherica Cruises

Kosherica Cruises is the brainchild of Yehuda Shifman, who 14 years ago decided that he was tired of eating reheated frozen airline dinners when he attempted to take a cruise. He wanted to feel as pampered as the rest of passengers. Certainly, one of the main attractions of Kosherica Cruises is that expert chefs prepare … Continue reading Sail on Kosherica Cruises

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

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