Debra Smith

Author Bio:

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


Posts by Debra Smith:

Gators, Gunpowder and Ghosts of St. Augustine, Florida

Posted on: April 24, 2017

If Ponce de Leon met an alligator when he landed on April 2, 1513 it’s hard to say which one of them would have jumped first – the leathery gator or the metal clad conquistador. They are both still a big part of St. Augustine, Florida’s culture, 451 years later. 
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Get Down and Dirty in Hawai’i – As a Garden Volunteer

Posted on: April 17, 2017

To a first-time visitor, Hawai’i looks like a natural paradise, but in reality its lush landscape is often the result of a lot of hard work and much of that is done by volunteers. Spending time in a garden is a great family activity and an opportunity to share a
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All Aboard – Take a Ride on Hawaii’s Sugar Cane Trains

Posted on: March 10, 2017

The great Hawaiian sugar rush started in the 1830’s when tons of the sweet stuff was first sent by steamship to America. By the 1850’s Hawaiian sugar was fueling California gold rush miners and an upgrade was needed for the mules, horses and people who were moving raw sugar cane
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5 Of Hawaii’s Best Beaches for Little Bubs

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Ready for some serious sandcastle time? You’ve come to the right place. Hawaii has over 750 miles of amazing white, gold, green, black and red sand beaches. Here are some of the very best beaches for bubs on Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii (the Big Island). Use the tips below
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The Oscar Goes to Kauaʻi – Spotlight on Your Favourite Movie Locations

Posted on: January 23, 2017

“I love you”, Tony Curtis whispered on the dock at Hanalei Pier in Kaua’i.  Not to me, of course, but to Mary Murphy in the 1955 movie Beachhead. Kauaʻi, the fourth largest island in the state of Hawai’i, has been Hollywood’s perfect tropical back lot in over 70 movies. Starting
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Five Fantastic Things Your Kids (and You) Will Love about the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Posted on: August 12, 2016

My husband and I were on our way to breakfast when a pirate blocked the footbridge. “You’ll have to answer this riddle to pass”, he told a little boy who was staring up at him in amazement. “What has eight legs and eight eyes?” No one could guess. “Eight pirates!”
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