Films that Make Use Want to Travel – Part 1 I remember the first time I watched the classic film An American in Paris. The film’s idyllic portrayal of the City of Lights, with its quaint cafés, shops and streets, inspired in me a strong desire to one day visit this cosmopolitan gem in the […]
There is nothing more awe inspiring than being up close to mountain gorillas in their natural environment. I was fortunate enough to view a family of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. We witnessed curious toddlers, a mother feeding her new baby, several adolescent gorillas and 3 silver backs. Being this up […]
Best Babymoon Vacations (part 1)! Being single with without kids, I hadn’t heard about the concept of the “babymoon” until a recently pregnant friend, Wendy, told me about it. She explained that when she and her husband got married they didn’t have enough time (or money) for a proper honeymoon, but now that they are […]
Thrifty Travels! (part 2) Traveling is one of the great joys of life. There are so many incredible experiences to be had, people to meet and cultures in which to immerse oneself. The only drawback is that sometimes those trips can put some major wear and tear on the wallet! However, it’s possible to take […]
From Provence to Central Park This past Valentine’s Day had us in a romantic mood, and it got us to thinking about the most swoon-worthy places in the world. We all have that one place–a particularly romantic far-flung spot that left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds. Perhaps it was a vacation with […]
Must-Have Translation Apps for 2018! We’ve all seen it. Many of us have done it. When trying to communicate in a foreign country, people seem to think that speaking loudly (in English) and waving and gesticulating wildly will somehow, magically bridge the vast communication gap. It doesn’t. If anything, it only serves to confuse, bewilder […]
There are a few monumentally panic-inducing moments in life. One of them is the moment you realize that you’ve lost your cell phone (yikes!). Another is when you’ve been waiting at the luggage carousel and realize there are no more bags coming out!
Drawing the Line There is a minor misconception that Canadians like waiting in lines, or, at the very least, don’t mind. It’s an erroneous belief probably brought about by the general truth that we are a polite people. So, while we don’t love waiting in long lines, we very rarely complain about it. The truth […]
We know that taking the family on a flight over the Christmas Holidays can be best described as, well…a slog. Don’t get us wrong, we know family vacations are fun and create wonderful lasting memories, but that flight can be hard work, especially if there are young ones involved! So, we thought we’d list our top 5 family Christmas movies that you and your family can watch as you travel through the air. They may just help make your hours on the plane more enjoyable for you and, let’s face it, everyone else on board!