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Exploring Vieux Quebec

May 12, 2013

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It’s North America’s only walled city and one of the most historic places in Canada. There are moments when you’re exploring Quebec City that it feels as though you’ve stepped back in time. Apparently, one of my ancestors helped to defend the city against the Americans (in the Battle of Quebec) way back in 1775, […]

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Top Five Experiences in Peru

January 6, 2013

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The single hardest part of planning a trip to Peru, is deciding what to do while you’re there (for most people, Machu Picchu is a given). I’m still amazed by how much we crammed into a 10 day trip last year. Trying to decide what you can fit in? These are my top five recommendations […]

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A Look Back at 2012

January 4, 2013

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I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I wrote about my 2011 travel experiences. Now that we’re into 2013, I realized it’s time to take a look back at the past year in travel. 2012 was very good to me! A return to Grenada, ‘The Spice of the Caribbean’ –  I’ve been lucky […]

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Images of Angkor

December 3, 2012

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While watching an old episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations last night, I was reminded of what a special place Cambodia is. I’ve been twice and wouldn’t hesitate to visit for a third time. I’ve even managed to convince my parents to take an extended trip to South East Asia and they’ll be visiting Cambodia […]

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Petra – A City of Romance?

November 19, 2012

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“Don’t leave! Stay here with us. Come and live with me in my cave,” said my Bedouin guide. Now that’s what I call romance! Who would have thought my day at Petra would end with a sort-of marriage proposal? My guide was young, so I’d likely have been wife number one, but caves aren’t my […]

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Playing Princess in Portugal

November 16, 2012

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Sintra is a place that fairy tales are made of. Literally. This small town is full of castles and palaces. It’s easy to picture princesses once summering here. One of the palaces in Sintra used to be a summer home for royalty. Only a short train ride from Lisbon, it takes under an hour to […]

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A Tropical Island Escape in Thailand

November 14, 2012

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The days are getting shorter, it’s getting a whole lot colder and I MISS THE SUN! And the warmth. And not having to put on layers of clothing  before leaving the house. Oh, and I miss not wearing socks. I hate wearing socks and have trouble finding a pair that actually match. It’s the time […]

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Montreal through Instagram

November 7, 2012

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I had a lot of fun using Instagram on a recent long-weekend in Montreal. Although I love my Canon, it’s so easy to pull out the iPhone, especially when the weather’s not the greatest. One of the most historic destinations in Canada, Montreal is one photogenic city! Here’s a look at a long-weekend in Montreal […]

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