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

Country Roads – Sevierville, Tennessee

by Neilia Sherman Sevierville, Tennessee, is Dolly Parton’s hometown and a great place for a relaxing vacation. The accommodation of choice in these parts is cabin rentals that are located amongst the mountains with breathtaking views. Highly recommended is the Oak Haven Resort, which is located very close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. … Continue reading Country Roads – Sevierville, Tennessee

Myrtle Beach – A Hard Rockin’ Beach With A Southern Vibe

Sweet iced tea by the pitcher, fried green tomatoes on many a menu, and a beachfront that runs for 60 miles. This isn’t Florida, my usual escape from winter. While the sunshine state is the unofficial 11th province of Canada, I’m ready for somewhere with a different vibe and so I head down to Myrtle … Continue reading Myrtle Beach – A Hard Rockin’ Beach With A Southern Vibe

Quebec City Ice Hotel Adventure

I arrive at the Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada around 10 a.m., just in time to see brave souls who have spent the night staggering up to the check out desk, located inside one of the heated buildings at the ice hotel resort. They look a bit tired, yet proud, as they prepare to leave for other … Continue reading Quebec City Ice Hotel Adventure

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

by Neilia Sherman I arrived in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, after having traveled for four hours from Toronto by Via Rail. My mission was to check out the famous Ottawa Tulip Festival as well as take in some of the city's sights and sounds - all while staying at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The … Continue reading Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Me & the CNE – Ever Changing & Always A Tradition

by Neilia Sherman The Canadian National Exhibition is a veritable Toronto institution and I am one of its biggest fans. I have gone to the “Ex” every summer that I can remember since the mid-sixties  and although it is ever changing, it is always a great experience. I even put my way through university working … Continue reading Me & the CNE – Ever Changing & Always A Tradition