I’m a firm believer that there's no better way to acquaint yourself with a destination than through a guided tour. No one knows a destination better than local guides and if left to your own devices, the odds are good you’ll miss a lot, particularly if your timeline is tight! So when looking for the best tours in Northern Italy, I knew from past experience that LivItaly was our … [Read more...] about Three Unforgettable Tours In Northern Italy
There are few things we purchase in life that hold more meaning to us than travel. When we purchase a vacation we are buying memories, connection, and experience. Those feelings simply don’t appear when you’re buying toilet paper at a local box store. It’s only natural then, that if things go wrong on our vacation, we seek to hold someone responsible. Sometimes our response is … [Read more...] about What is TICO and how can they help protect your next vacation?
Are you an over-packer? Are phrases like “emergency outfit”, “extra jeans just in case” and “after dinner shoes” apart of your travel vocabulary? Checked baggage fees may make you rethink your packing technique. Lifestyle expert Lena Almeida has tips for travelling with carry on luggage only: 1. Edit your wardrobe. Here are two things I want you to remind yourself of … [Read more...] about Keep Calm and Carry On (Your Luggage)!
My husband's idea of camping is a 3 star hotel. He wasn't coming with me... "But this is #glamping," I pleaded, "there's a king sized bed - a fireplace...a bath! They bring us a breakfast basket - It's going to be great...romantic...a log frame Safari tent in the woods - come on!" And so we headed east on the 401 to Port Hope, where we stopped for a late breakfast and … [Read more...] about One Night in Northumberland County Heaven – Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat
by Candace Derickx There have been a few stories in the media lately about parents who had signed their child’s Canadian passport, and then found themselves being denied their trip. This has got to be an extremely frustrating position to find yourself in, particularly after you’ve shelled out hard-earned money on a trip. Hearing these stories, reminded me of simple mistakes … [Read more...] about Passport 101