Create Warm Weather Vacation Vibes at Home with a Mango Mezcal Margarita

A mango mezcal margarita may be the closest I get to a warm, sunny vacation for a while. As I type this, I’m sitting under an extra thick blanket with multiple layers of clothes on, wearing a toque, and with cold fingers. Yep, it’s the dead of winter in Edmonton,
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Where to Eat on South Padre Island Texas

Surrounded by the sea, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Laguna Madre Bay on the other, South Padre Island is a tropical paradise destination for foodies and families. The compact nature of the destination allows for easy access to beach, bayside activities, dining, shopping, entertainment and
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Adventures on South Padre Island: The Sweet Side of Texas

At the tip of Texas on the Gulf of Mexico is South Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the world.  The island is about 30 miles long, running north and south and only 1/2 mile across at its widest point, making it very easy to navigate. Cars share the
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Busting Texas Myths in Fredericksburg, Texas Hill Country

Originally published April 25, 2019 Like any Canadian who has travelled, I’ve been questioned about the myths that people from other countries believe to be quintessentially Canadian. Some common ones I’ve come across: all Canadians speak fluent English and French (I wish), everyone loves poutine (of course!), and north of
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Space Centre Houston photo - Photo Shelley Cameron-McCarron
Six Cool Ways to Explore Space Center Houston

Talk souvenirs from Houston, and my kids may get starry-eyed remembering the Neapolitan Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich from Space Center Houston, an fantastic living museum home to over 400 things to see and do, including the fascinating NASA Tram Tour which gives a behind the scenes look at NASA Johnson
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Houston Marriott Marquis lazy river view from hotel room - Photo Shelley Cameron McCarron
Big Fun In Texas – Hitting the Highlights of Houston

I’m crushing on Houston big time. I mean, I’m staying at a downtown hotel that has a lazy river in the shape of the Lone Star state on its roof (yup, a river…in the map of Texas…on its roof!). My plans for today alone include giraffe feeding at the Houston Zoo,
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Above and Beyond Space Center Houston
Above and Beyond | Space Center Houston’s New Exhibit Opens in April 2018

Soar with the future of flight this summer at Space Center Houston.  Above and Beyond, a temporary exhibit running from April 21 – Sept 9, 2018, will give guests a high-flying experience into the future of aerospace technology. Above and Beyond explores the advances in aviation and aerospace and the
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Houston Museum District Attractions Your Toddler Will Love - Children's Museum - Photo Kaeleigh MacDonald
Have Toddler, See Houston – 4 Houston Museum District Attractions Your Toddler Will Love

Living in Calgary, it’s no wonder that one might eventually end up in Houston, TX, a sister city that also shares a love of rodeo and oil. The oil part of the equation landed my hubby and I in Texas for a four-year work assignment before we re-embraced the Great
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6 Best Donut Shops in North America Photo Credit - Flickr Creative Commons - speakerchad
Donuts to die for: The 6 Best Donut Shops in North America

On a recent trip to Portland, I crowd-sourced friends before heading to “beervana” for suggestions on where to eat and drink. Everyone agreed – VooDoo Donuts was a must visit. As a travel writer, that meant just one thing. Though VooDoo received all the accolades from tourists, I would bet
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5 Music Festivals you can enjoy with kids
Sex, drugs, rock & roll and diapers? Music Festivals with Kids!

I’m by no means a festival addict, but I’ve been to a wide variety of music festivals since discovering them in high school. I wasn’t much more than a kid myself when I attended my first all weekend festival … but would I take my kids to a music festival?
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