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  1. Looking Up In Ottawa #MyOttawa

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    Have you ever thought about how much time we spend looking down when we walk around? How often do you look up at the world around you? I pondered this question myself as I spent a recent morning walking around downtown Ottawa. Normally when I’m downtown, I’m there to do...
  2. Soaring To New Heights In A Vintage Biplane With Breakaway Experiences

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    One of the greatest experiences of my life! That’s exactly what was going through my head as we soared high above downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill on a warm July morning in a vintage Biplane owned by Ottawa Biplane Adventures. Thanks to Breakaway Experiences, we got to check another item...
  3. Ottawa’s Official Beer? Naturally, It’s Beau’s! #LugTread #Ottawa2017

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    Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company has been a staple on the Ottawa craft brew scene for a long time now. Just an hour’s drive from Ottawa, in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, this year Beau’s is celebrating their 10th year in business. That’s pretty “heady” stuff for any brewing company in the...
  4. Arrr Matey! Have You Heard About Ottawa’s Pirate Adventures?

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    Did you know there are pirates in Ottawa? Well, there are, and they are inviting you aboard their Pirate Adventures pirate ship for an adventurous sailing trip around Ottawa’s Mooney’s Bay on the Rideau Canal (a World Heritage Site)! We recently set sail with Pirate Adventures on a hot and...
  5. Celebrating Canada’s Sir Wilfred Laurier At Laurier House National Historic Site

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    Ottawa is a city steeped in a rich political history. Everywhere you travel in this great city you will find references to many of Canada’s former Prime Ministers, including Sir Wilfred Laurier. We were recently invited by Parks Canada to come celebrate the launch of “Sir Wilfrid Laurier 175,  A Season...
  6. Montreal Stole My Heart…And So Did Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel #MtlMoments

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    A visit to Montreal, Quebec, has been on my Canadian bucket list for a long, long time. After all, I have had so many people tell me over the years that I really MUST spend some quality time in Montreal. Sure, I’ve driven through Montreal several times, stayed overnight once,...
  7. Why You Should Visit The Canadian Tulip Festival #MyOttawa

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    Every year, the Canadian Tulip Festival ushers in spring here in Ottawa. This year, it couldn’t come fast enough! After a very long winter, it seemed like Ottawa residents were especially happy to see the beautiful tulips this spring. Maybe the long winter is the reason that I had an...
  8. Insight Vacations Launches Luxury Gold India #InsightIndia

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    We all have a bucket list of places on earth we would love to travel to during our life time. Our dream vacations may include seeing another part of our own country or – they may include some exotic far off land, like India. There are only three people I...
  9. Quaint And Quirky Key West: Margaritaville And More

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    A sign at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida, says it all: “Where the sun sets and the fun begins.” For years, Key West, Florida intrigued me. Already a long-time fan of west coast Florida, where I had spent many winter vacations with my parents at their beachfront timeshare, I...
  10. Come Face To Face With The World Of Bugs At The Museum Of Nature In Ottawa!

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    Something bugs me about the newest exhibit at Ottawa’s Museum of Nature, but it’s gnat what you mite think! No, nothing ticked me off during our visit. Nothing caused me to flea the scene. Despite the fact that I saw a few things that gave me butterflies in my stomach,...
  11. Share Your Perfect Adirondack Snow Day & Win! #PerfectSnowDayAdk

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    Last summer I had the chance to experience the beautiful Adirondack region for the first time – ever. I fell in love with the friendly people, the gorgeous mountain landscape, sparkling lakes, delectable craft beer breweries and luscious vineyards, and, I fell in love with all the beautiful little villages...
  12. 11 Reasons To Come Explore The Other Florida – Before It’s Too Late #FLKeys

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    When many Canadians think of a winter vacation in Florida, they think of spending a week with Mickey Mouse and the gang in the Orlando area, lying on the white sand beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast, or hanging out on the chic east coast shores of Miami-Fort Lauderdale. As...
  13. Make This Holiday Season More Exciting With Breakaway Experiences!

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    When was the last time you experienced an activity that was truly unique and exciting? The kind of activity that takes your breath away, gives you the chance to face and conquer your biggest fear, puts the world’s biggest smile on your face, and provides you with a chance to...
  14. 19 Fascinating Facts About Syracuse, New York #sharecuse

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    I grew up just a short two-hour drive from the city of Syracuse, New York, which meant I had the chance to visit this great American city on more than one occasion. For me, a visit to Syracuse was (mostly) the result of a strong Canadian dollar, and the fabulous...
  15. Terry Fox: A Marathon Of Hope Leaves Behind An Enduring Legacy

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      This year mark’s the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Arguably Canada’s best known citizen, and one of our country’s most cherished heroes, Terry began his journey across Canada on April 12, 1980 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and the journey ended on September 1, 1980 in Thunder...

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