Summer Weekends on a Budget

Even with booked summer vacation, you need to have plans to enjoy the wonderful weather on the weekend. If vacations are not in your budget this blog will help you with exciting things to do on the weekends. Time goes really fast despite longer days, before you know it summer is over and you spent…

Wasaga Beach, Ontario – more than a Day Trip

Wasaga Beach is about an hour and a half from Toronto. It is the longest fresh water beach in the world with 14 km of sandy shore, making it a favourite summer destination for visitors and residents in Ontario. When I came to Canada, Wasaga Beach was one of my first trip to a fresh…

Hollywood Beach Boardwalk

In my last post I wrote about Hollywood beach as a relaxing and laid back place to spend a day or an afternoon. I visited in March, at this time of year the weather can be unpredictable, gusty winds and rain can make the beach too rough to swim. During your stay, you may need…

Sugar Pot Beach – Rio Nuevo, Jamaica

Jamaica is well known as a beach destination, most people are familiar with the white sand beaches in Negril and the beautiful coastal beaches in Ocho Rios. Jamaicans have their favourite beaches which are sometimes off the beaten track, some of these beaches are more beautiful than the well known ones in the tourist areas….

Grand Bend, a Beautiful Lake Town

My weekend in Goderich allowed me to spend some time in Grand Bend. This is another lake town with farms and orchards around the Lake Huron shores. There is lots to do in Grand Bend – fishing, wake boarding and sailing. The beach is located in the town, there is an upbeat vibe to the…

Vacation options to stay local for Summer

Toronto is finally lifting the long lockdown from last year, patios are open for outdoor dining for the first time in over six months and stores can accomodate customers for limited capacity shopping. We have had one of the longest lockdown in North America, everyone is itching to get out but is there anywhere to…

Jamaican Beaches of my Childhood

Next week I will be spending my vacation in Atlantic City, New Jersey where we have plans to spend a day at Wildwood beach. This is a beach I visited a few years ago and absolutely loved. This experience was so different from my childhood visits to beaches in Jamaica. The dolphins swam close enough…

Surviving Christmas

Everyday tips for holiday preparations from decorations to hosting holiday dinners.