What to Pack for Prague in Fall

January 16, 2018
What to Pack for Prague, What to pack for Europe in Fall, European Vacation packing list

Prague was the on place that I felt like I got the packing list right for when we went on our Cosmos tour last fall. The temperatures were as described and it meant that everything in my suitcase worked for not only the tour we went on but also for the weather. We traveled to Prague in mid October and the temperatures were cool in the mornings (around…


Things to do in Prague in one day

January 2, 2018
things to do in prague

Prague was the number one reason I wanted to back to Europe last fall. I am not sure what actually triggered my initial interest. Maybe it was how it seemed mysterious when it came up on Alias back in the early aughts. What I do know was Pinterest really fueled the fire that was my need to go to Prague. So this past fall we did a Cosmos…


Cosmos Prague Vienna Budapest Tour Review

November 2, 2017
cosmos prague vienna budapest tour review

Back in October my husband and I took off on a long dreamt about trip to three European cities, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. I knew we wanted to do an organized tour, even though it doesn’t seem to be the cool thing to do these days. Still it is cost effective way to travel to multiple cities and countries over a relatively short period of time. It also…


Convertible Backpack Travel Style

September 14, 2017
convertible backpack travel style

I have always seen two purposes for backpacks. One is as a book bag for school. Everyone at one time has used a traditional canvas backpack for lugging their homework back and forth from school. The other purpose for a backpack is travel. Whether it is hiking or sightseeing or theme parking backpacks come in handy for any sort of travel. I used a quilted backpack while we…


Lug Travel Bags Review

August 23, 2017
lug travel bags review

I stumbled upon the Lug travel bags a few years ago. I bought the Lug Cartwheel bag for my husband so that he had a decent carry on bag. Turns out Oprah recommended the same bag as part of her favourite things. It also helped that one of the founders is Canadian. I have since picked up a few more bags so that everyone in our family has…


Things to do at Niagara Falls

July 23, 2017
things to do at niagara falls

A few weeks ago we packed up the kids and drove an hour and a half to visit Niagara Falls for the day. I have been to The Falls a few times in my life but I think this might have been one of the best because it really felt new again. Seeing Niagara Falls from the wonder of a kids eyes really makes it special. This are…


What to pack for the Dominican Republic

July 4, 2017
what to pack for the dominican republic

You are probably thinking, “Jane didn’t you just tell us you stick around Ontario in the Summer?” and I would tell you yes I do. But it is also summer sale season so you need to stock up now for any fall or winter vacations you might be planning so you can find all the summer outfits you want to pack. My husband and I are thinking about…


What to Pack for Quebec City

June 22, 2017
what to pack for Quebec City

Last month we took a road trip to Quebec City. It was magical walking through the historical city. The weather was a bit all over the place though. One day it was cool and rainy the next was HOT. The key to packing for Quebec City is layers and options. You could say this is true for all of Canada. With our four seasons you really need to…


Ontario Road Trip: Covered Bridge

June 18, 2017
ontario road trip covered bridge

Summer is time for road trips. For checking out places you have never been. New beaches, farmers markets and historical landmarks. Or just a pretty town you want to visit. We never really travel abroad in the summer months because Ontario is gorgeous in the summer. We used to just head to the cottage but now that our kids are a bit older and we have a few…


Personal Item Packing

May 27, 2017
personal item packing

We hear quite a bit about packing your carry on when it comes to air plane travel. Most of us use the term carry on pretty loosely for any type of bags we are taking with us on the plane. But airlines have a more specific definitions. In fact depending on the type of airline you are flying you might get one piece of carry on luggage as…