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Resort Review – Majestic Colonial

Honestly, I am impressed.

Having stayed next door last year, at the adult-only Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the least luxurious section of Majestic Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. To be perfectly honest, I enjoyed my stay at the Colonial much more than the Ambar. Continue reading Resort Review – Majestic Colonial

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why I will NEVER book with Expedia again

I have a lot of experience with booking travel plans due to my past competitive dancing career. I was literally heading to Toronto Pearson Airport twice a month, whether to fly out to Calgary to compete for a weekend, or a 2-week trip around the world for training and world championships. I’ve been through it all. And along the way, I’ve tried a lot of the 3rd party travel sites. Last year I had a less than pleasant experience with Cheap-O-Air, but surprisingly, my recent experience with Expedia takes the cake. Continue reading why I will NEVER book with Expedia again

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some positivity for you, Paris

Why is the world crying and praying for Paris? Because it’s familiar. Many have already travelled there, many have dreamt of going there, and only very few had a completely neutral feeling towards the city. Continue reading some positivity for you, Paris

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travel: hotel vs. airbnb

During our 17-day trip to Europe, we had the opportunity to stay in both hotels and also in an airbnb listing. If you are not familiar with airbnb, it’s a website designed to help you find apartments to rent out wherever you go, in a safe, certified way. You get options of renting out a room, or a full place to yourself. Although I probably don’t have nearly enough airbnb experience to judge it so quickly, I have enough travel and life experience to make some conclusions. Continue reading travel: hotel vs. airbnb

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Paris: the Ladurée experience

During my trip to Paris, I really wanted to feel and taste every possible French sensation I could. And of course, to taste something Parisian or French, is to eat the best macarons in the world. There are two most popular macaron producers in Paris, being Pierre Hermé and Ladurée. Having tried both, not only did Ladurée take the cake (hehe get it?) in taste, it also beat Pierre Hermé from a full experience point of view as well. Continue reading Paris: the Ladurée experience

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fashion: modifying the look of the Parisienne

For anyone who’s into fashion, Parisian fashion, and how you should/shouldn’t look when you travel to Paris, you know that they all say you should fit in as much as possible. You don’t want to stand out as a tourist, they say. Don’t wear bright colours, don’t wear sneakers, don’t do this, don’t do that. Continue reading fashion: modifying the look of the Parisienne

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Paris: the French Onion Soup debate

As North Americans, when we think of France, eating in France, and French cuisine, the French Onion Soup definitely comes to mind for most of us. So going to Paris last week, I thought “I will walk into any restaurant, and their Onion Soup will be superb!” which I think is a fair expectation. Continue reading Paris: the French Onion Soup debate

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Paris: the cheapest date night possible

Being in Paris with the love of my life is a dream come true. I couldn’t have asked for a better week, and probably from our last couple weeks of travel, Paris is the most romantic spot (yes, even more than Venice or Rome). Every sight, every sound, every corner we turn, makes us fall even more in love with each other and this city. Continue reading Paris: the cheapest date night possible

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travel: don’t let them scam you!

In big cities that attract a lot of tourists, it’s hard to steer clear from the tricks that locals try to use to take advantage of you. Having spoken to a couple of locals in Venice and Rome, it was clear to see a lot of differences between “the real deal” and tourist scams. Continue reading travel: don’t let them scam you!

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Amsterdam: Van Gogh museum

When you think of Amsterdam you usually think of Dam Square, perhaps the coffee shops, Heineken beer, and of course the Rijksmuseum showcasing the city’s well-known “I amsterdam” sign. But low and behold, just around the corner are a few other museums, one of which is the Van Gogh museum. With it’s newly renovated entrance, it’s quite the sight from the very first moment. Continue reading Amsterdam: Van Gogh museum