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What NOT to wear touring Cathedrals

February 11, 2018
what not to wear touring cathedrals, churches in europe

When you are planning your next European vacation keep in mind what sites you will be visiting. Churches and cathedrals bring their own unique set of wardrobe challenges. Touring in the off season might be ideal to avoid many of the wardrobe pitfalls that befall many tourists. But high season for many European vacations is during the summer hot months. Which means we are choosing to wear shorts…

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Everything we ate in Prague, Vienna, Budapest

January 29, 2018
everything we ate in prague, vienna, budapest

Part of travelling to a new country is trying new foods. Dishes and drinks that we don’t have at home. I had a delicious red wine, yummy desserts and so many meals that I would recommend. This is everything we ate in Prague, Vienna, Budapest and our other tour stops along the way.  Everything We Ate in Prague Vienna Budapest I have mentioned before that when we arrived in…

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What to Pack for the Beach

January 25, 2018
what to pack for the beach

Every year at this time I feel myself dreaming of the beach. To lounge and read a book in the sun. To wear a dress without layers and stockings. To feeling warm. Obviously I am a bit vitamin D deficient at the moment and in need of a beach vacation. This is what to pack for the beach. What to pack for the Beach Yellow Cotton Dress –…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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