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In Ontario’s Highlands, You Can Dine in a Cave

The small town of Eganville, located in Ontario’s Highlands, is the home of the Bonnechere Caves. Known for its rich geological finds, the Bonnechere Caves are famous for something new – cave dining. Since its inception 3 years ago, word has spread swiftly, making it a must-do activity and one of the hottest tickets in the Ottawa Valley. Those of us fortunate enough to have scored a golden ticket were chomping at the bit to see what all the hype is about. Continue Reading →

Courtesy City of Chicago

24 Hour Stopover: Chicago, Illinois

Canadians wait so long throughout our winter months for the weather to warm up. So when spring finally hits, I start daydreaming about a getaway not too far from home.

If you’re city hopping, then add Chicago to your list! The Windy City has a big city feel; but at the same time, it’s laidback, down-to-earth and unpretentious. Our guide to making the most of 24 hours in Chicago. Continue Reading →

Solo travel

The Truth About Solo Travel

When I announced my plans for a 2 month solo trip through Southeast Asia and Australia, I received mixed reactions. Some were very encouraging, cheering me on about how amazing my trip will be, how brave I was for doing it, and how they could never do that themselves. Others were taken aback, confused, asking me why? Aren’t you scared? Won’t it be dangerous?

While I know some people were just expressing concern, I resented that I felt I had to defend my choices. Probably what I resented even more was that those questions stirred up and triggered anxieties that I was already experiencing – an inner battle between self-doubt and a long held dream. The truth was, I was scared, I was apprehensive, I did ask myself, am I crazy? Can I really do this?

Turns out, yes I could – and you can too. Continue Reading →

New Orleans

Our Top Travel Experiences in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city full of personality, rich history, fantastic music, charm and Southern hospitality (yes, this is a real thing!). A city that can be enjoyed year-round, there is no shortage of things to see or do. I visited NOLA for an extended long weekend, focusing most of my time in the French Quarter, and was able to see and do a lot over four days.

Here are our top 5 travel experiences in New Orleans: Continue Reading →

Scuba diving Bali

My First Scuba Diving Experience…in Bali!

Imagine this: you’re 15 meters below the ocean’s surface, silently gliding through the water. The only sound is you slowly breathing in and out. Suddenly, you’re face to face with a group of Bumphead Parrotfish….and then a bright orange Clownfish peering from a swaying anemone. You even spot a turtle drifting through the ocean.

Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? It’s even more remarkable to experience scuba diving first hand in the deep blue sea. Continue Reading →