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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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Garbage!

The sun glinted on its shiny surface and caught my attention on the rocks as I walked on the lakeshore path this morning. It was a clear-plastic Starbucks-type cup half-filled with a rose-coloured liquid. Maybe an iced tea? But the problem was the drinker was nowhere to be seen. It was garbage left behind.

Last week, it was four Tim Horton coffee cups strewn across the parking lot. And a few days before it was an empty bottle from “spring water” left on the walking path. Continue reading Garbage!

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Over-Confident

It was a brilliant sunny day. Perfect for skating at Jarry Park. I watched my son-in-law skate circles around my grand-daughter. Then we persuaded her to do figure eights around the two of us. The fact that they both could skate so well encouraged me to try harder. After an hour going round the lake, I was quite pleased with my progress. Perhaps a bit too self-confident.
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