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Join the #FamTimeQuito Twitter Party May 28th at 8PM EDT

Just once in my life I am going to declare myself the centre of the world. How might I achieve this lofty goal? By visiting Quito, Ecuador of course, which is located at latitude 0-0’-0’’. Literally, the centre of our world. That's not the only unique feature of Quito that calls out to me though. In my quest to collect experiences and not things for my family, Quito Ecuador comes in pretty high on my travel list because it … [Read More...]

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Crush and Covet: Barbados, Alabama Shakes & Hammock Time

We dare you to not want to flop down in a hammock — maybe under a Bajan palm tree — and turn on the great sound of Alabama Shakes while someone else takes over cooking and work duties, after you read the list of coveted items, places, and people our contributors suggested. Robin Edwards: "I saw an interview with Brittany Howard on CBS’s Sunday Morning and I found new respect and admiration for the lead singer of Alabama Shakes. … [Read More...]

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Why Shauna Hunt Is So Important

Last week CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt made headlines for confronting a group of men while she was conducting fan interviews during a Toronto FC Soccer match. Last year, a particularly disgusting habit of grown men yelling 'F*ck her right in the p*ssy' at female news reporters who were conducting interviews became popular. On this day Shauna herself was the victim of the same disgusting meme right before she decided to confront … [Read More...]

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What Are Your Travel Plans This Summer?

From road trips, to exploring different parts of Canada and the USA, to jetting off to Paris or Australia, summer vacations are the time to create memories to last for years. Card games in the back of the car, fighting over the last Oreo cookie — which, as a rule, should always go to mom — falling into a comfy mattress, or crawling into a tent at night; these are moments we all wish could last forever during endless, summer … [Read More...]

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Crush and Covet: Bloodline, Gnomes & Dinner Bells

This week on Crush and Covet, we're inviting you to take a seat, pour a drink — whatever you choose, we're not judgy — and sit back to enjoy a good, wholesome, steamy, full-of-secrets (WAIT! Scratch wholesome.) family drama. It's a long weekend in Canada, so take some time to get outside and relax. Jeni Marinucci: "This chair is big, green, and comfortable. It's pretty much everything I look for in a boyfriend. It's made by … [Read More...]

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Food Revolution Day; Get Involved In the Uprising

One by one, the kids trickle into the room; it's after recess, and they have all arrived for cooking class. It's been the talk of the week so far. They've quizzed me on what we're making, what vegetables it will entail, and each time their eyes have lit up, they've licked their lips in anticipation, and smiled. Today we're making pizza from scratch. The dough was made in our last class a few days before and frozen for today, when … [Read More...]

Wherever You Roam is Home

Amphitrite Lighthouse on the Wild Pacific Trail.

What Are Your Travel Plans This Summer?

From road trips, to exploring different parts of Canada and the USA, to jetting off to Paris or Australia, summer vacations are the time to create memories to last for years. Card games in the back of the car, fighting over the last Oreo cookie — which, as a rule, should always go to mom — falling into a comfy mattress, or crawling into a tent at night; these are … [Read More...]

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Odysseo is a Stunning Pairing of Horses and Humans

Cavalia’s Odysseo is a big tent experience like no other. As a rule I avoid live animal shows; seeing them perform tricks that go against their instinct is cruel. But I know horses well and depending on the personality of an animal, horses enjoy working with people and thrive on learning and bonding with their handlers. Horses and humans have been intricately … [Read More...]

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Five Day Trips from Paris

Every trip to France is a chance to explore hidden or off the beaten path gems. The region around Paris, or Île-de-France, holds many treasures that don't see the same traffic as their more famous neighbours Euro Disney and Versailles, and these can be visited in day trips from Paris. A short drive or RER (commuter train) ride out of the city and the … [Read More...]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave Villa Del Palmar Loreto Mexico

Whenever I travel somewhere new I like to find one word to describe it so that I can focus on that feeling when sharing the essence of a place with others. On the third morning of a recent visit to Villa Del Pamar in Loreto, Mexico I slipped down to the restaurant to grab a tea. It was just before sunrise and I seemed to be the only one who hadn’t received … [Read More...]

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Bacon Vodka Caesar: A Complete Meal

Bacon Vodka Caesar: A Complete Meal

Not really sure what I can say here besides, BACON! BOOZE! How about, “You’re welcome?” Yes, that sums things up nicely. Now go enjoy responsibly. Are you still here? If you’re new to the drinks world — or not … [Read More...]

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Strawberry Mojito – My New Summer Drink

Ain't nothing like a mojito on a hot summer day, unless of course it's a Strawberry Mojito and then it's even better! After I had plied my friend Anita with enough sangria to make a grown man weep recently, she decided … [Read More...]

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Pineapple Margarita

Tequila and I have a long and sordid history together. From the salt, lemon and shooter days to the present, if Tequila could talk, it would probably ruin me and a number of my friends. We broke up for awhile … [Read More...]

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Mombies (Or How to Make Zombies)

Woohoo Mama! You made it! Labour Day weekend is here and your children have made it through the summer in one piece, and you too presumably. This is cause for celebration. I suggest you grab your bestie for this drink, … [Read More...]

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