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No New Year's Resolutions

No New Year’s Resolutions – only plans for 2012

Over the past week I’ve been reading many blog posts from travel, food and lifestyle bloggers about their New Year Resolutions. They all have lofty goals – from losing weight, travelling to foreign destinations, doing marathons and trying the top restaurants in their respective cities/countries. A few blog about saving money, learning how to clip coupons or becoming more thrifty ...

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Romantic proposal for an outdoor woman

Romantic proposal for an outdoor woman

How do you do a romantic proposal for an outdoor woman? A question some guys may have if their lady love is an avid love of nature, hiking and camping. I really feel sorry for guys who worry so much about proposing in the most romantic, creative and passionate way possible. They want to profess their love in such a ...

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road trip playlist

Summer 2011 roadtrip playlist

Hitting the open roads this summer means having a good playlist. My music tastes range from alternative, classic rock, easy-listening, world beats, latin (salsa, bachata, merengue, rhumba, samba), pop, electronic and dance/hip-hop music. Throw a bit of authentic gypsy music in there too! Luckily, Frank shares similar tastes in music genres, otherwise he’d be one unhappy driver/passenger. Here’s a taste ...

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suburban tourist

Why I’m not the douchebag/yuppie type of suburban tourist

Seems that the term “suburban tourist” has been described like this by Urban Dictionary: A douchebag who drives around the suburbs at half the legal speed limit, looking at houses that he and his stuck up yuppie wife would like to purchase. Suburban tourists usually travel in groups of twos or threes in late model Dodge Caravans or VW Jettas, ...

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Gift ideas for Valentine's Day

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Flower shops are always extremely busy in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, preparing bouquets of red roses. Restaurant reservations are booked up and movie theatres are always full. In the days leading up to this special day, people are walking hand-in-hand, stealing an occasional kiss. They’re also looking for unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day that show their significant other ...

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winter wonderland

Winter wonderland!

On a chilly January night, I was watching a news report on The Weather Network about a recent snowfall in Toronto and surrounding region had finally received. The reporter was asking people in downtown Oakville, Ontario about their thoughts of the snow. They were loving the winter wonderland that was blanketing southern Ontario. Everybody who was interviewed in the segment ...

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