Travelling

Mayan Ruins Mexico: Tulum and Coba

We recently took an opportunity to visit the Mayan Ruins in Mexico –  Tulum and Coba. I want to share some things we learned on this trip and how our journey in life has some parallels.

While many people visit the ruins on their own, we decided that since we had friends visiting for a short time we should take a guided tour. The cost was $55 US per person and included a buffet lunch. (more…)

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Canadian Flags

Map of Canada

Today I thought I would do a trivia post on flags in Canada, how they actually were designed and what they represent. So we will be looking at 13 flags in all – the ten provinces and three territories.

I have only been to four provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. I would love to make it out west someday, especially to British Columbia.

For ease of following along, we will do them alphabetically with provinces first followed by the three territories.

Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Territories: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon. (more…)

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ADIDAS EXCEL III BACKPACK REVIEW

A black and pink Adidas Excel III Backpack

Let me start off by saying I am not a “Backpack” kind of person – at least I wasn’t until I bought the Adidas Excel III Backpack.

I don’t know about you but one of my least favourite things about travelling is packing, or more to the point, lugging suitcases around the airport. If I could just magically go from home to my destination without a trail of suitcases, I would be very happy.

Now that I am travelling more, this has become even more important. (more…)

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Why I Quit Drinking Coffee In Mexico

drinking coffee by laptop

I really had no intention of quitting drinking coffee. I love the stuff and I love the aroma of a freshly brewed pot of coffee, the smell teasing my nose as I wait for that first cup. When I am ready to sit down at my computer early in the morning, there is nothing so satisfying as taking that first sip. Tea just does not have that same appeal for me.

So why did I give it up? (more…)

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Why Travellers Should Own This Nifty Blender

Hamilton Beach Single Server

Trading my high powered 2-quart Ninja combination soup maker/juicer, and my smaller but powerful ninja juicer for the small Hamilton Beach Single Serve blender might seem like a crazy idea. In fact, there was a time when I totally would have agreed with you.

However, about 3 years ago my husband and I started travelling, long term, and you probably guessed it – the soup maker and juicer had to go with us. (more…)

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Snowbirds in Mexico!

A Mexican Sombrero

Why Mexico, you might ask? While in Costa Rica, two years ago, we met a Canadian couple who had been living there for over a year and decided to move on to Mexico. We decided to spend another winter in Costa Rica but kept in contact with them. Glowing reports would come about how much cheaper it was than Costa Rica and how much they were enjoying themselves. This snowbird stuff was new to us –  so we listened! (more…)

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