When planning a vacation you are probably thinking: location, location, location! Then suddenly a pandemic hits and you’re being told to stay “home”. But after being at home with the kids for 4 months, you desperately need a break. If you live in a city, you can create a “staycation” – made up of day trips in and near the city – or include accommodation and feel like you really are a traveler. Continue reading How to Staycation in Toronto in 2020
“Hostels are built on the idea of community and sharing. Travelers never know from one day to the next who’ll they meet or where they might end up.” These are the words of Alexandre E. Petri. Based on my own experience, I couldn’t have said it better. That’s why I love staying in hostels when I travel. But now I am wondering – will it ever be the same post-COVID? I am eagerly looking forward to 2021 to find out… Continue reading How Hostels are Trying to Survive COVID-19
You probably thought I was going to list cycling essential tools like a pump or tire irons to change a flat, a helmet to keep me safe, or maybe gloves to prevent blisters. While those are definitely nice to have, and I have occasionally gone on a long trip with all of them – they are not the three things that I never leave home without. Continue reading 3 Cycling Essentials You Should Never be Without
Being an art lover at 65 means that you can enjoy FREE admission to all of the collections at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Thursdays, all year-round. You can enjoy free art tours in the morning, and you can also participate in a series of art workshops designed especially for seniors in the afternoon. Continue reading Free Art Tours for Seniors (Montreal)
Do you need to keep the kids busy for a few hours on the weekend? Do you want the time to be educational as well as fun?
A family outing to the Musee des Beaux-Arts / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a great way to spend time together while discovering cultural diversity. In addition to popular art workshops, they also offer musical activities, films and other surprises. Continue reading Free Art Workshops for Children (Montreal)
Talk about a great retirement benefit! Not only are the art workshops FREE – but they are good for your creative soul. If you are over 65, you can attend art workshops in Montreal at the Musee des Beaux-Arts at no charge and no registration is required. Continue reading Free Art Workshops for Seniors (Montreal)
Children learn how to make decisions and develop their own good judgement when you give them the freedom and independence to do so. Letting go of the reins to let them do this – while keeping them in a safe environment – is always a challenge for parents and grandparents.
We want them to learn about the world on their own and to handle awkward or challenging situations. We also want them to be safe and to feel protected. How do we balance these two needs?
I left for Ireland wearing my new T-shirt with “Live for the Moment” emblazoned across the front. It was the perfect message for how I travel. Continue reading The Zen of Travel