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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”. 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

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How Hostels are Trying to Survive COVID-19

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

“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

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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 were dancing around in my head as I contemplated a spring closet clean out during our COVID-19 lock-down.  I am certainly guilty – just like so many others – of having “too much”. Continue reading An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19