Best restaurants in San Diego

Here’s one thing I knew I was going to do in San Diego: EAT. Because, dang, I love food. And figuring out the best places to eat in San Diego was no easy task. In addition to hours of research, scouring the Interwebs’ many sources before we even arrived, I also talked to locals, Lyft… 

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Add La Jolla to your bucket list

La Jolla wasn’t even on my radar. Heck, San Diego wasn’t really on my radar either — until Big B had a free hotel room thanks to a conference and I decided to tag along, leaving the kids at home. So began the research. The hours upon hours of Googling “what to do in San… 

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Talk about a #CakeWalk (sponsored post)

This is a sponsored post I wrote on behalf of Fibre 1 for IZEA. All opinions are 100 per cent mine. ___________________ Remember that time I told you that National Cheesecake Day was an actual thing? Well, it happened. July 30 was obviously a glorious and memorable day for those who took part in the first-annual Cake Walk… 

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ALT Hotel – Pearson airport

When you live more than an hour away from the airport and your flight leaves anytime before a suitable breakfast period, staying at an airport hotel makes a lot of sense. But they aren’t all as convenient as you may think. If you can’t walk into the airport on foot or hop on the airport’s… 

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How I’m celebrating National Cheesecake Day (sponsored post)

This post brought to you by Fibre 1. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mommy Gearest. I have what some may call an indulgent personality. I throw caution to the wind when it comes to splurging on vacations, designer duds and the latest restaurants. You know why? LIFE. IS. SHORT. I choose to… 

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Hot fun in the summertime at Mont-Tremblant

If it wasn’t enough that we fell in love with Mont-Tremblant this past winter, we’ve now experienced summer there and are more smitten than ever. Well, mostly smitten — because despite spending four whole days going here, there and everywhere, we still didn’t have a chance to try everything. To be fully smitten, I suspect we’re going… 

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The Harley Pasternak blender, powered by Salton

Several years ago, I was wandering through the CNE halls and came upon one of the many product demos that vendors do there. It was for Vitamix, and I was ooohing and ahhhing right on queue as if I was a paid actor in an infomercial. This was before I was making reasonable money, so the… 

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Signatures Restaurant’s new look at InterContinental Yorkville

A couple of years ago, my travel-blogging team had its annual retreat at the InterContinental Hotel in Yorkville. We were treated to a lovely meal in the hotel’s restaurant, Signatures, and I walked away feeling deeply satisfied with the food but overwhelmingly disappointed in the ambiance. The decor simply didn’t rise up to the level… 

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Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario

My family never “cottaged” when we were growing up. We didn’t really do anything nature-inspired either, except for that one time we did a road trip to Pukaskwa National Park so we could camp with my cousins from Winnipeg and meet halfway. Although that would be my first and last time in a tent with my… 

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Good Samaritan & Air Canada Cargo to the wedding rescue

By now, whether you live in Canada or not, you’ve probably heard about the devastating forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Known as “Fort Mac” far and wide, its fires began last month — spreading too quickly for people to pack more than the bare necessities. Worse than losing one’s home, people lost photo albums and… 

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