Category: travel

travel

On the Road and Trail… Again

We’re driving, hiking, biking, and buying art in Quebec this week.

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Escape to the Wilderness

Camping can be balm for the soul. Sometimes. And then there are the other times.

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Why We Travel: Establishing Our Travel Priorities

In preparation for planning our next travel adventure, we’re talking about why we travel in the first place.

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Travel Without Breaking the Bank

When I was young, I always thought how wonderful it would be to travel to far away places. To hike mountains in another hemisphere, ride a camel, or sail around tropical islands. To walk the cobbled streets of towns and …

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Italy: Taking the Roads Less Travelled.

Snow is falling this morning, the leaves that haven’t been raked yet are a sodden mess, and everything everywhere is melting and dripping. Hubby is up to his usual late fall tricks. It’s too soppy and slippy to walk, or …

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fashion

Italian Chic: One Canadian’s Perspective

Hubby and I love to travel. But when we’re away for a few weeks, we start to long for home. And certain things at home. Popcorn, mashed potatoes, tea and toast, the view of the river from our sun room …

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Italy: The View from My Couch

We’ve only been back in Ottawa for four days and already Italy seems long ago and far away. Rome was a faint memory when we arrived home a few nights ago, the wind blowing fallen leaves against my ankles as I fumbled in …

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Italy Prima Parte: Water, Water Everywhere

I’m sitting in our B&B room in Agerola, high above Amalfi, as I write this morning, looking out at the clouds that sit on the terrace, with the windows wide open desperately hoping that the underwear and socks and tee …

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fashion

23 Days in Italy: Packed and Ready to Go

I have a new mantra for travel packing, my friends: pack to please myself. Period. That sounds so obvious, doesn’t it? But since last week when I decided on my wardrobe plan for this trip, I’ve been waffling. Suffering from …

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books

Much Ado About Very Little

It’s the calm before the storm around here at the moment. Hubby and I are treading water, not quite twiddling our thumbs, finishing up tasks on our list that need to be done before we leave for Italy, and generally trying …

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