Travel

Passion Island

I’ve been to Mexico a couple of times, however one of the most amazing spots I had the pleasure of visiting, was actually an excursion that I took with Carnival Cruise Lines. Isla de Pasion, also known as Passion Island, is located approximately 30-40 minutes from Cozumel by ferry. Just breathtaking. Where can you find a beach like this in Mexico? I had yet to see one, until we visited Passion Island. What we loved the most about this island is the exclusivity you felt while visiting. Miles of white sand, a pristine beach and the entire island to yourself […] Continue reading →

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During casual conversation with friends a few weeks ago, I had two women tell me that they completely avoided traveling with their small children due to the stress that’s involved with all of the planning and travel. Completely avoided all travel. As a fan of family travel, that statement was so sad for me to hear. We’ve made so many incredible memories travelling with our children. Yes, there are times that you may feel overwhelmed but it really isn’t all that bad. You can travel with peace of mind as long as you plan ahead accordingly. Here’s a teaser from […] Continue reading →

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Have you ever stayed at any of the Ramada hotels? I remember staying at a few during a road trip many years ago. They were one of the better choices of accommodations and usually had a pool, a nice breakfast and were located in nice areas. There are more than 75 Ramada hotels located throughout Canada, however the newest to open is the  Ramada Saskatoon in Saskatoon, SK. The hotel provides an easy access to Trans-Canada Highway 16 with Indoor Pool, Hot Tub and Indoor Driving Range.  If you’ve been looking for a convenient hotel to stay at while in Saskatoon, this one may be […] Continue reading →

Musser Suite

There is something magical about the Grand Hotel. I guess that’s what happens when your a National Historic Landmark and one of the most loved vacation spots in America since 1887. My family and I have been visiting this incredible spot for several years now and it’s one that never, ever gets old. The rooms are all unique in their own right, having over three dozen historic suites named after former U.S. Presidents, First Ladies and other historic times and individuals. It’s the same hotel where “Somewhere in Time” was filmed and has received the Michigan AAA Four Diamond Award […] Continue reading →

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I’m a point addict. There, I admitted it. When it comes to shopping for groceries or paying for travel, I research the best outlet to purchase from based on how many points or miles I’m going to collect in the process. Points = free travel. I’ve redeemed for no less than 10 flights so far using the miles that I’ve collected on purchases and 80% of those points were thanks to my MasterCard. Whether traveling domestically or internationally, I prefer to use the same method of payment for travel, for a reason that I only recently discovered, completely by accident. […] Continue reading →

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There are two main things I look for in a vehicle – fuel efficiency and space. The Honda Odyssey has both in spades. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been testing out the 2014 Odyssey SE, in fact we took it on a trip to Mackinac Island just to test out the gas mileage and see how it fared. This vehicle comes equipped with a V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. It offers 8-passenger seating,HandsFreeLink™-bilingual Bluetooth wireless mobile phone interface with a text message. There is plenty of space in the back and the seats have Lower Anchors and Tethers […] Continue reading →

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As you know, we are a big fan of Carnival’s new ships. The Carnival Sunshine isn’t technically “new” although you would never guess it when onboard. Previously the Carnival Destiny,  the Carnival Sunshine holds 3,002 passengers and features everything from an onboard waterpark, a SkyCourse, an incredible amount of restaurants and activities onboard.  Last November we were invited onboard this new ship and took part in the Christening festivities. During the dockside ceremony in New Orleans, Lin Arison, the widow of Ted Arison (founder of Carnival Cruise Lines) christened the ship. Carnival also made a donation of $25,000 to the YoungArts […] Continue reading →

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