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Missing the boat when Spiderman came to town!

Missing the boat when Spiderman came to town I booked my weekend in Rochester blissfully unaware of what lay in store. I was in town for the Colour Run and a quiet weekend getaway.  Who knew that Spiderman had cast his web all over town and the mayhem that could cause?  Certainly not me. I … Continue reading

TDBL Roundup – July 2013

Loving the lazy hazy days of summer??  Me too! Here’s a roundup of what is happening at TDBL:  Happy to see some of my summer inspired posts are hitting the mark in the popularity stakes.  Travel Tips on where to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park is out in front for the most popular post … Continue reading

Urban Art: The Graffiti SubCulture in Toronto

Urban art or misguided youth?  What do you think? I had the pleasure of joining Jason on his Tour Guys Graffiti Tour in downtown Toronto (an activity on my TBEX Bucket List).  It was an eye opening experience – I had no idea there was so much more to the scribblings and scenes painted on … Continue reading

Welcome to Summer – a photo essay from Canada’s Capital Region

Summer is here and what better way to commemorate the season than with a photo essay from Canada’s National Capital Region. The pomp and pageantry of Parliament Hill (Related Link: Canada Day on Parliament Hill) Canada Day Celebrations and Fireworks on Parliament Hill Maman, the giant spider outside The National Gallery of Canada Hop on a … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series – Mexican Lanterns

With Cinco de Mayo just passed, I thought it appropriate to take this Monday Morning Photo from the collection of photos taken on my last trip to Mexico.   While at the Mayakoba Fairmont Resort on the Mayan Riviera, a young couple were preparing to start their life together.  The had a beautiful candlelight reception … Continue reading

TDBL Roundup – April 2013

Spring is in the air and all over the blogosphere!  Isn’t it wonderful??  I had an early taste of spring this year with the bright blooms of Nottoway Plantation, just outside of New Orleans and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the spring blooms in Ottawa!  With the Tulip Festival just around the corner here … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Kayaking in Wakefield

This is one of my favourite shots from a day out kayaking with the girls!  With kayak season finally here, many opportunities for a day on the water are waiting…so thrilled the ice has finally melted! Happy Monday Morning! Related Links: Found Time Earth Day Tribute: 4 Seasons in Gatineau Park  

Getting Ready To Fly: travel tips and lists

Going on a trip? What do you do to get ready to fly? Everybody’s got a pre-trip ritual.  Do you pack only hours before leaving, or are your bags ready a week in advance?  Are you getting to the airport relaxed or are you frantically asking the taxi driver for 5 extra minutes! I’ve been … Continue reading

Vegas Bucket List: Beyond the Casinos

There is more to do in Vegas than gambling! Truth be told, gambling holds very little interest for me!  In spite of this, Las Vega and the surrounding area still intrigues me.  There is so much more than slot machines and black jack tables.  So, after the requisite photo of me pulling the arm of … Continue reading

The Variety of Accommodation in the Middle East

The Variety of Accommodations in the Middle East Much like any region in our vast world, the Middle East holds its own wonderment, beauty and customs that make it unique. The Middle East could be categorised as the most important, fascinating and rewarding areas of the world as it witnessed the birth of Christianity, Judaism … Continue reading

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