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

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

Girl’s Getaway to New York City-The Sex and the City Tour

Talk to women about going to New York City and you'll have immediate excitement. The shopping, the shows, the food! No two trips are alike. On my last visit, I was determined to see things that I hadn't seen yet. A great way to do that--was to take the Sex and the City Tour--offered by … Continue reading Girl’s Getaway to New York City-The Sex and the City Tour

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

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