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

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

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

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

Stratford – A Family Escape

by Neilia Sherman Stratford Ontario provides a beautiful and peaceful respite from the everyday trials of life in Toronto.  This scenic town is often compared with the bustling Niagara--on–the Lake, because both offer a renowned summer theatre series. But as a first time overnight visitor to Stratford I found her to be the unpretentious cousin … Continue reading Stratford – A Family Escape