The bright lights of Broadway draw crowds until the wee hours - photo Debra Smith
Stars, Bars and Guitars in Nashville – America’s Music City

“Roll into town, step off the bus / Shake off the ‘where you came from’ dust / Grab your guitar, walk down the street / Sign says Nashville, Tennessee.” – Jason Aldean “My friend’s brother has a recording studio and I can stay with her while I’m looking for gigs.”
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Single Parent Tax? How to Avoid the Single Supplement Charge on Your Vacation

Families come in all different shapes and sizes and single parent families are no exception. In fact, single parents often juggle the needs of dual parenting roles in the family in addition to jobs, activities, homework, and household. With all the responsibilities laid upon single parents, there is little time
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New York City's Unique Attractions for Kids
New York City’s Unique Attractions for Kids

New York City will delight both kids and their parents with interactive models at Gulliver’s Gate, the underwater world of National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey and hands-on modern art at the Whitney Museum.  After a busy day, snuggle into a kid-friendly classic boutique hotel. Honey, I Shrunk the World Anthony
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How To Have a Hawaii All Inclusive Vacation

It’s time to plan a vacation. You want a nice tropical getaway, an all-inclusive vacation so you can check in for seven nights, your meals and drinks covered, to make it super easy to get into vacation mode. The all-inclusive vacation where flights, accommodations, transfers, meals and drinks included in
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Ottawa keep us coming back
Ottawa Keeps Us Coming Back For More!

Let’s be honest, no matter which season or how many times you visit, there’s always a reason to come back to Ottawa. Hop on a flight, take a drive, or my personal favourite, go VIA Rail and take in the views with the added stress. Our Nation’s Capital is always
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oahu hawaii on a dime
Oahu, Hawaii on a Dime, a Quarter or a US Dollar

Oahu, Hawai’i can be as affordable as any other sun and fun destination – maybe even more so, depending on the choices you make. If the sky’s the limit, Oahu can deliver the goods, but there’s no need to break the bank. Here are some suggestions for scrimpers, savers and
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Escape From Real Life at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

A visit to the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge might be the perfect escape from real life. Sitting in the dwindling sun, before the mosquito hordes hit full bore, my husband reaches across the bench for my hand. “Let’s move here.” Birds chirping in the trees, a pretty pond below the
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Family Selection at Grand Palladium Vallarta
Why Your Kids Will Love Family Selection at Grand Palladium Vallarta Hotel & Spa

As much as we (i.e. the parents) want to assume we are the ones who rule the household, sometimes it is the littlest ones that are the boss of the family, right?? The Palladium Hotel Group has taken this concept to a whole another level to create the new “Family
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Samana, Dominican Republic: A Tropical Combination of Adventure and Relaxation

As your plane descends toward the Samana airport, you’ll see postcard-perfect views of a natural paradise: rolling hills of lush, green forests pressed against countless kilometres of pristine beaches. The Samana Peninsula, which juts from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, is about a four-hour direct flight from Toronto
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Spacious Rooms with Custom Headboards. Photo Credit Mount Royal Hotel by Pursuit
Historic Mount Royal Hotel in Banff Re-Opens After Fire Showcasing the Fabulous Restoration

The Mount Royal Hotel in Banff suffered a devastating fire in 2016 and has emerged from the ashes, restored to its historical glory in a thoroughly modern way.     One night during dinner a few years ago, my husband looked at me and asked, “so how are you, really?”
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