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

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

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

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


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