5 Green Spaces in Midtown Toronto

5 Green Spaces in Midtown Toronto

  Birds warble, chirp, and call out to one another overhead. Insects hum their back-up behind them. Squirrels and chipmunks scold those who pass by, urging them to stop and listen. Aspens, maples, oaks, birches, and other trees and shrubs provide shelter from the sun for the theatrical performance. The damp earth wants in on this production, lending its pungent scent to the symphony of the senses. Summer has exploded in Toronto! With more than…

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Inviting, Eco-Friendly Hotel in South Lake Tahoe

Inviting, Eco-Friendly Hotel in South Lake Tahoe

  This hotel is the best kept secret located at the base of Heavenly Mountain and the shores of Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, California. Economical, clean, hip and eco-friendly, Basecamp Hotel is a rustic, minimalist accommodation with chic undertones located in South Lake Tahoe at the border of California and Nevada. Surround by tall pine trees, the hotel is conveniently located just steps to the gondola to ride to the top of Heavenly Mountain,…

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Why I Travel via Tram

Why I Travel via Tram

  I admit, I have a soft spot for trams. My fondness for tram travel stems from my love of riding public transportation to explore urban centers, with trams providing one of the best perspectives since all travel is above ground. In addition, in many cities tramways date back 100 or more years, providing a peek into a city’s historical past. The old tracks are usually kind of slow and meander through multiple neighborhoods, providing…

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6 Amazing Aquatic Activities in Canada

6 Amazing Aquatic Activities in Canada

  There are so many amazing things to do on the water in Canada, including kayaking, scuba diving and whale watching. This incredible country is home to some of the most fun aquatic activities, and here are my top tips for enjoying life off land: Canada’s west coast is one of the best places in the world to spot whales, especially as it’s home to the highest population of orcas in the world; spotting a…

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A Guide to SXSW (and Other Festivals) on a Budget

A Guide to SXSW (and Other Festivals) on a Budget

If I could, I’d go to every single music festival there is; I love everything about them! How realistic that is, however, I’m not sure since festival tickets are extremely expensive these days! Bonaroo tickets start at $300 and Coachella at $375 for general admission single day passes. Add food, drinks, and accommodations, and that’s easily a student loan/car/rent payment. For music lovers like me, though, those are not-to-miss experiences. Right now SXSW is in full swing, and…

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4 Ways Cary Can Boost Your Spirit

4 Ways Cary Can Boost Your Spirit

  Heartbreaks, heartaches, divorce or loss in business: life gives us enough lemons. But if you are one of those who would rather make lemonade out of it, visit Cary. Its old-world charm mixed with the new-world extravaganzas create that magic balm that your battered spirit would love. If you want to begin from scratch, consider relocating to Cary. Being one of the safest towns in America with a booming economy, both you and your…

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Travel Safety Tips You Need Now More Than Ever

Travel Safety Tips You Need Now More Than Ever

Making foolproof travel plans in today’s unpredictable environment is impossible but while we can’t eliminate danger 100%, there are basic things we can do to minimise some potential threats.   Below is a short list of safety tips that may come in handy: 1. Be thorough in your trip research and planning It’s no longer enough to check the guide books, blogs and travel forums, or a great travel feature in your Sunday newspaper to select…

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Pros and Cons of Remote Working from a Motor Home with Your Spouse

Pros and Cons of Remote Working from a Motor Home with Your Spouse

  According to Highfive, a B2B technology company, the United States has seen nearly 80 percent increase in remote workers between 2005 and 2012, out of which 53 percent reported being less stressed in life and 51 percent spent more time with their partners. So if you and your spouse are remote workers, why not do it while traveling? Just imagine how enjoyable and exciting life will turn out to be! Consider buying one of…

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Five Must-Dos in Toronto

Five Must-Dos in Toronto

Are you planning to visit Toronto soon? Here are five suggestions of fun things to see and do. Visit The Bata Shoe Museum Anyone who loves shoes will be like a kid opening multiple gifts at Christmas when viewing this more than 13,000-strong collection. Picture yourself giddy and unsure where to focus first and dying to unwrap each lovely package! Founder Sonja Bata and her team spent years curating this world-renown exhibition that takes you…

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Travel Smart to the Dominican Republic: Best Tips to Plan your Trip

Travel Smart to the Dominican Republic: Best Tips to Plan your Trip

  The biggest journey starts with just a simple step. This was said by Neil Armstrong decades ago when he planned the longest trip in history: From the earth to the moon. When having to deal with destinations on this…  planet, things are getting a little easier. However, the world of information is huge; prices change almost every day or even hour, hotel costs and availability vary, and transportation depends on the location, the weather, and…

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