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  1. Up Up And Away At The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival! #outaouaisfun

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    This past weekend was our very first visit to the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, held at Parc de la Baie in Gatineau, Quebec. Thanks to a magnificent blue sky, and no wind, the day couldn’t have been better for a festival celebrating the big, beautiful balloons that create a...
  2. Climbing Mount Jo – It’s All Uphill From Here #EatPlayLoveNY

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    Climbing a mountain has never been high on my bucket list. While I love to experience new places and activities, I’ve never been what you would call the “sporty adventurous type”. I love the great outdoors but, when it comes to taking part in challenging outdoor activities, I’m usually the...
  3. Calypso: A Day In The Life Of Canada’s Best Theme Waterpark

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    The city of Ottawa is full of many fantastic tourist attractions that its citizens, can take great pride in, including our world-class museums, our beautiful parliament buildings, and the bustling Byward Market. Ottawa also has another attraction to be proud of – Calypso Theme Waterpark, located on the outskirts of...
  4. 11 Reasons Why You Need To Visit The Adirondacks & Northern New York State! #EatPlayLoveNY

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    After returning from a whirlwind tour of the Adirondacks and upper New York State, I’ve been left to wonder – why did it take me 47 years to discover this stunning region that lies so close to home? I have no answer. Just a little regret…and a whole lot of...
  5. Chasing Adventure In Northern New York’s Adirondack Mountains #EatPlayLoveNY

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    A few weeks ago I posted some vague information about some fantastic news I had received, in my post Vaguebooking, Clickbait And Other Social Media Pet Peeves. Finally, it’s time for me to spill the beans! Start spreading the news! I’m heading south to chase adventure in Northern New York’s...
  6. Local Food Week: A Visit To St-Albert Cheese Co-operative #loveONTfood

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    This past June, I was invited to participate in Local Food Week by joining the great folks from Farm & Food Care Ontario on a day-long local road trip visiting, and learning about, local food producers in the Ottawa region. Who are Farm & Food Care Ontario? Farm & Food...
  7. 9 Features Of The Ford Expedition Platinum That My Car Needs To Have #FordExpedition

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    I recently had the opportunity to travel from Ottawa to Prince Edward County with 3 of my friends, riding in this ravishing red beast – the 2015 Ford Expedition Platinum.  As someone who normally drives a mid-sized car, with only a few “bells and whistles”, I was most interested to...
  8. 10 Of The Most Terrifying Places On Earth For Acrophobes

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    This post was the most terrifying post I have ever written. Why? That’s because I’m an Acrophobe. I have a dizzying fear of heights. I’ve been afraid of heights since I was a kid. I’m not sure if it’s genetic or not, but my dad and my brother both have...
  9. Ford GT Supercar – You Sexy Thing! North American International Auto Show #FordNAIAS

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    From the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit: the all new 2017 Ford GT Supercar. One sexy beast. Admit it, you’ve been staring at its rear end, haven’t you? Well so was I – A LOT. You can’t help it, especially when you are standing 5 feet behind...
  10. Nordik Spa-Nature Took Our Breath Away

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    Some things in life literally take your breath away. Nordik Spa-Nature is one of those things. Located in the quaint town of Chelsea, Quebec, this world-famous spa is a destination I wish I had known about long ago. When I think back to my previous spa experiences over the years,...
  11. Travel To A Luxurious Weekend At Whitewater Village With #WhiteWaterWomen

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    What happens at Whitewater Village, stays at Whitewater Village. View of Whitewater Village cottage looking up from the waterfront Well not really. Why? Because Whitewater Village, located on the shore of the great Ottawa River, one hour northwest of the city of Ottawa, is a piece of Ontario cottage country...
  12. Get Lost! Explore Your Adventurous Side At Camp Explora ~ Montebello, Quebec #FamilyTravel #OutaouaisFun

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    Located in the quaint town of Montebello, Quebec, on the grounds of Fairmont Chateau Montebello, Camp Explora is an adventure-seeker’s playground.  This 90-minute ATV scavenger hunt adventure takes you all the way up Mount Wescott, winding through beautiful mountain roads lined with pretty summer homes, magnificent log cabins, and historical...
  13. Destiny USA Is A Great Destination For The Entire Family! #FamilyTravel #Review

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    Destiny USA was one of the road trips we were lucky to be able to take this summer.  Located a 3 hour drive from Ottawa, in Syracuse, New York, Destiny USA is a fabulous shopping, entertainment and dining extravaganza all rolled into one (very large) location.  You may remember my...
  14. Go Calypso! Make A Splash At Canada’s Biggest Theme Waterpark!

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    Calypso Waterpark, located in Limoges, Ontario, just east of Ottawa, and only 75 minutes from Montreal, is Canada’s biggest theme waterpark which boasts North America’s highest free-standing waterslide tower, features over 35 waterslides, and more than 100 water games. Opening 4 years ago in June 2010, Calypso Waterpark, provides hours...
  15. Where To Stay In Syracuse, New York ~ DoubleTree By Hilton #Review #FamilyTravel

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    We were recently invited to come spend a couple of nights at the DoubleTree By Hilton in Syracuse, New York (winner of a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence). Located in the heart of Central New York, Syracuse is a great city for family travel.  One of Syracuse’s exciting entertainment and shopping destinations,...


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