Neighbors to the North – Visiting Toronto

November 10th, 2017

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One of my favorite family vacations as a kid was my first time out of the U.S.  – a trip to Toronto.  It was also one of the first trips that I helped my parents plan, weighing in on what to see and do.  I’ll never forget crossing the border under the Maple Leaf flag, … Continued

I really don’t like grocery shopping.  It’s probably because I don’t enjoy cooking.  However, one of my favorite things to do when traveling overseas is going to supermarkets. It all started when I lived in Japan as an undergrad.  My first excursion outside my host family’s house was to their local grocery store (a fraction … Continued

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“Look, Mama!  Shopkins Stonehenge!” I glance over at my 6-year old son who has taken all of his Shopkins and strategically placed them in a circle formation with Uno cards underneath to represent the cap stones. I’m filled with pride, a giggle and find myself a little misty-eyed at the sight. We had arrived home … Continued

I once used basketball skills taught to me by my dad to navigate a Chinese hospital.  My son was the basketball and I was the player. We were in Fuzhou, China, a small-by-Chinese-standards city of about 7 million people, on the Tawain Strait  – the sliver of ocean between Taiwan and southeast China. And, our … Continued

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From Lenka Traveler: I’m riding “shotgun” in a 1928 Ford Cabriolet along a nearly empty six-lane promenade. A sunny Sunday afternoon was tailor-made for cruising in a classic convertible along the Atlantic coast. If this beautiful road were located in Miami, or any other world-class seaside city, it would have been clogged by expensive cars filled … Continued

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Planning. Oh, planning. The bane of many a traveller out there, planning is the thorn in the side of the beauty of exploring new places for so many. Whether or not you’re a person who’s planning is simply booking a flight or bus to their next destination, or a person who likes to have their … Continued