Sunday, July 24, 2011


6 Bad Travel Habits and How to Avoid Them

Palais du Louvre, Paris, France; they say it takes
2 - 5 weeks to walk the entire thing
We’ve all been there, we’ve all done it.  Regardless of our different holiday styles, there are certain things we’re guilty of doing when we travel that stump our culture growth, and muddle our experiences.  Read on to see how many bad travel habits you’ve been known to do, and how you can avoid them.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

10 Cool Things About the Middle East

There's no doubt the Middle East certainly has its share of instability, but life resumes as normal and there is so much more than meets the eye.  The Cradle of Civilisation is how it’s referred, and rightfully so.  Every part of this region dates back to the beginning of man and the result is today's richness in culture, passion and kinship.  Definitely not for the close-minded, its contrasting beauty, hospitality and ever present sunshine will make you succumb to the notion that this part of the world is like anywhere else.  Set the stereotypes aside as you plan your next holiday and venture out to one of many Middle Eastern locales.  To get you going, listed are ten awesome things about the Middle East.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thank You Russia!

Just a quick shout out to those in Russia whom visit my blog (regularly).  Thank you for the constant interest and support!

 - Deanna

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Diving with Sharks in South Africa

    Galeophobia, from the ancient Greek word, “galeos”, means a fear of sharks. With more than 350 species and an average of 60 shark attacks around the world each year, it’s easy to understand why a little more than 90% of the global population, consciously or subconsciously, suffer from this fear. But is it justified? As my plane touched down in one of the most shark-centric countries in the world, I decided to find out.

Friday, May 13, 2011

10 Best Staycations Around the GTA

Gaining popularity during the 2007 – 2009 financial crisis when people couldn’t afford to holiday, the term “staycation” was officially added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2009.  Literally meaning “stay” (at-home) “vacation”, holiday-seekers are beginning to venture around their home country more and more, well after the recession has ended.  So jump on the bandwagon and test it out this season.  Good for any weather condition or group size, follows is a list of the 10 best staycation ideas outside of the Greater Toronto Area:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Annual Swan Parade Welcomes Spring in Stratford, ON

        For most Canadians, the initial sighting of a robin, patch of grass or tree bud means that spring is in the air.  For the citizens of Stratford Ontario this means the homecoming of the swans to the Avon River.  What started off as a simple yearly routine more than twenty years ago has now become an annual tradition and a world re-known event.  This unusual episode attracts more and more visitors each year including our bordering American neighbours.