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How to Staycation in Toronto in 2020

When planning a vacation you are probably thinking: location, location, location!

Then suddenly a pandemic hits and you’re being told to stay “home”. And in Melbourne (AU) as a stage 4 lock-down is underway, you are are restricted from traveling more than 5 km from your  home. This Interactive: See where your 5km lockdown limit ends will help you to see just how far you can go.

But after staying home with the kids for 4 months, you desperately need a break…

You may not be able to visit Melbourne or many other cities in the world at the moment but you can take a staycation in your own city and open your eyes to the wonders around you – just as a tourist would.

If you live in a city, you can create a staycation that is made up of day trips in and near the city  – or you can include accommodation and feel like you really are a traveler. Continue reading How to Staycation in Toronto in 2020

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How Hostels Are Surviving COVID-19

quote: "it's not the jouney but who you travel with"

“Hostels are built on the idea of community and sharing. Travellers 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. But based on own experience, I couldn’t have said it better. And that’s why I love staying in them when I travel. But now I wonder – will it ever be the same post-COVID19? Continue reading How Hostels Are Surviving COVID-19

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An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19

How much is in your closet? Why are we addicted to “fast fashion”? How much do you really need? What should you do with the excess that you no longer need or want?

All of these questions dance around in my head as I contemplate a spring closet clean out during my COVID-19 self-isolation. And I certainly am guilty as charged of having “too much” – just like everybody else. Continue reading An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19