walking in amsterdam at night

Travel Photo: Walking in Amsterdam At Night

When in Amsterdam… the nightlife calls you. A few years ago, myself, my client and our media and bartender guests were walking in Amsterdam at night, passing by lit stores and galleries as we made our way from restaurant to bar, to bar… to lounge and so on.  The proverbial bar/lounge crawl, trying out the best Amsterdam has to offer when it comes to drinks and cocktails. I can’t recall how much genever – the ...

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fix up your home

When you move in: five ways to fix up your home

Before we moved into our 10-year old resale home, we heard this advice from our real estate agent and home inspector: expect to fix up your home over the next couple of years. We knew there were some things we needed to address to ensure the safety of our home. We just didn’t truly know how many things needed to be updated, despite having a thorough home inspection! Boy, were we in for a surprise… ...

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Smart travel with a smartphone

Smart travel with a smartphone

Travelling has become so much easier over the past few years. Much of this has to do with the rise of the smart phone. I confess, I never travel without mine and use it as much as possible to get the right information in any given city. Smart travel with a smartphone is now the norm. Three years ago, when visiting Amsterdam for work (with a few days of personal time tacked on at the ...

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Visiting Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Visiting Petroglyphs Provincial Park: A Sacred Place

Ever since I was a little girl, the idea of visiting Petroglyphs Provincial Park was something that I had on my unofficial travel bucket list. This park is the location for the historic rock carvings by Algonquin or Iroquoian-speaking people that date back to well over a thousand years ago. Not only is it special because of its age, but the number of rock carvings – with over 1,200 it’s the largest collection of such ...

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