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Reflections of Universal Studios, Orlando

April 1, 2016,

“I think this is what heaven will be like!” This is what I told my daughters as we passed under the gates into Universal Studios in Orlando. The attendants were joyful and they looked at us as if they were waiting just for us… I felt welcomed. And the emotions did not stop. Every detail […]

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Why It’s Taken Me So Long to Write About Budapest

March 18, 2016,

Have you ever travelled somewhere completely new (to you) but come to find that upon your arrival, it was as if you were home? There’s not much about Budapest that you’d mistake it for Montreal – it’s more that upon arriving in Budapest I felt incredibly safe, protected, peaceful and at home. How had I not been here before? It […]

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Off the Beaten Path: Italy’s Top 5 Hidden Gems

March 6, 2016,

Ciao to all you fellow adventurers and aspiring world-travellers!  Since it’s Italian week here on HWE, I thought I would shed some light on some SERIOUS hidden gems that I’ve discovered on my many travels through Italy. While I totally get why Florence, Rome and the Amalfi Coast get all the press, I much prefer […]

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In Rome, Churches are the Museums

March 4, 2016,

I know I know…how many times could I possibly talk about how WOW Rome is? Well, actually eternally! Kidding aside I can’t talk enough about Rome because there is so much one could say. If I would never step into another museum in Rome but step into every single church, that would be enough for […]

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Driving in Italy and What I Learned

March 2, 2016,

Driving in Italy and What I Learned Late fall driving In November and December you are required by law to have chains in your vehicle. When you pick up your car don’t get side-tracked, convinced, or bullied 😉 into NOT getting them. I rented a car with winter ‘tyres’. I was told my car would […]

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Simply Paris: with 6 Simple Travel Tips

February 17, 2016,

Paris has always been on my bucket list until the day I landed in Paris and I was able to cross it off my list.  Paris is a magical city, filled with lights, fresh baked baguette, Parisians and je ne sais quoi.  As soon as I landed in Paris I was immediately in love with the […]

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Reflections of Greece

February 12, 2016,

In March of 2011, I and two colleagues with about twenty excited teenagers got onto a seven-hour flight from chilly, humid, grey Montreal and landed in warm, humid, grey Greece. Yes, in March Greece can be humid and grey. I thought I had no idea what to expect but I was wrong. I actually had […]

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How Long is Two Months of Travel?

February 10, 2016,

What is two months of travel? For some, this may seem like an eternity. For others, two months of travel isn’t much time at all. Looking at the calendar, this week marks the two-month anniversary of me being home from my two-month stint in Europe. Two months is the longest I’ve been away from home and now, […]

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3 of My Favourite Bloggers (Who Blog for Bloggers)

January 26, 2016,

Now that’s one convoluted blog title – my favourite bloggers who blog for bloggers. Convoluted and a tongue-twister! But in all seriousness, let me explain. Blogging isn’t what it used to be. It isn’t just a hobby – it isn’t busy work. And blogging definitely isn’t easy. Blogging is work – albeit, it’s fun work […]

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