Debra Smith



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Debra Smith is a travel writer, photographer, cat lover and chocoholic from Calgary, Alberta. A true blue Canadian, her happy place in winter is a beach far away from her messy office. For travel stories, tips, hotel reviews and more, visit her website at WhereToLady.com and follow her on Instagram @where.to.lady

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

Posted on: December 7, 2020

This year, more than ever, we want to bring joy to our loved ones. As usual, there are probably a few hard to buy for folks in the mix. Here are a few last-minute holiday gift suggestions to bring the merry to all. Snarky Santa Alert In the mood for
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Where to Refuel at Universal Orlando Resort

Posted on: November 25, 2020

While international travel is still limited, we love to dream of a time when we will travel again. Universal Orlando Resort reopened after the lockdown, with limited hours and many safety protocols in place. Those of you who like to know where your next meal is coming from can get
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Seeing Things: Paranormal Investigators Scour Alberta for Ghosts

Posted on: October 16, 2020

Believe it or not, most of the folks who go looking for proof of the supernatural are sceptics. Armed with the latest in high-tech devices, paranormal investigators travel far and wide to document or discount ghostly happenings. With or without sightings, the fun is in the hunt. Hype or Haunting?
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Motel Hell-O: Tales of Stays Gone Wrong and How to Avoid Them

Posted on: September 29, 2020

Sometimes even the most road-ready travellers, those paragons of research, and disciples of detail manage to wind up in less than stellar accommodations. What happened? And how can you avoid falling into the same trap? Meet five seasoned travel correspondents, people you would never expect to find spending the night
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RV Virgins: First Time Campers Head for the Mountains in Style

Posted on: September 11, 2020

Our reservations were made: two nights of peace and solitude sheltered by towering mountains and fragrant pines. We’d enjoy a king-size bed with full en suite, a kitchenette, dining area, TV, shaded patio, and heated seats. Our luxury hotel room on wheels rolled up to our front door mid-week, courtesy
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Inside the Bubble: Staying and Playing Safely at the Fairmont Banff Springs

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Is this the perfect time to visit the Castle? Meticulous protocols and extra room to roam might make the Fairmont Banff Springs the best place to be right now. Disclaimer: Hoping for a summer getaway? Albertans can travel anywhere within the province under Stage 2 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy. This
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A Jungle Retreat Fit for a Queen – The San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Belize

Posted on: April 21, 2020

The San Ignacio Resort Hotel in Belize – Fit for a Queen When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II toured Belize in 1994, she chose the San Ignacio Resort Hotel for her stay. Every guest is treated like royalty at this luxurious property in northwest Belize, close to ancient Maya sites
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A Toast to Getting Toasty – Fireside Dining in Banff and Lake Louise

Posted on: February 27, 2020

Fireside Dining in Banff and Lake Louise Mountain settings and fireplaces go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. While it seems that every restaurant from Banff to Lake Louise has a stone fireplace, a cast iron stove, or a fire pit, some add an outstanding dining experience to that romantic
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Explore Florence by Foot

Posted on: November 28, 2019

There are so many things to love about Florence, especially its walkable historic centre. See how easy it is to visit all the major sites, plus some lesser-known gems using these behind the scenes tips to explore Florence. What to See Florence offers up such a bountiful bouquet of art
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California’s Screamin’ – Three Verrry Scarrry Theme Parks at Halloween

Posted on: October 14, 2019

When fall comes creeping into Cali, it takes its time. In the daytime, it’s all sunnies and shorts, but at night you’ll feel a chill in your bones. Hotels seem eerily empty, which makes shoulder season a great time to dig up a deal. If you love Hallowe’en, get a
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