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Right from the start, when we were planning our trip to Croatia, I knew I wanted to stop in Korčula. It may seem cheesy or cliché but it was all because of the gorgeous photo on the cover of the Eyewitness Travel Guide. We were hooked. And when we dug a little deeper and found out it was the birth place of one of the most famous world travellers—Marco Polo—well, […]

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As a travel blogger, when a place is magical and takes your breath away, you get a little frightened about writing a post about it. You have this pit in your stomach that says, “You will not do it justice. You will not find the words. You’ll fail this place.” And then you wipe your paws in the dirt and go ahead anyway; because we are passionate about […]

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Why We Continue to Love G Adventures: First, Dear Reader, a disclosure. We love G Adventures. They are not paying us to say that; we really do love them. We do not receive any incentives, nor are we affiliated with G Adventures or anything like that. Our blog post is an honest, based-on-our-experience evaluation. And I think that is important. I am sceptical when a blogger is affiliated with […]

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A very quiet and pet-friendly stop with a wonderful and safe marina for the night. A tiny stop offering up a GREAT pet-friendly restaurant, as well as a lovely wine tasting stop, fabulous hikes, ruins, and amazing sunsets.

Visiting La Baie McLaurin With a Dog - Quebec, Canada

As I look out the window on this cold January day in Ottawa and all I see is snow and bare trees; I long for the wonderful discovery Mom and I made this past October.  And I want to share this beauty with you Dear Reader. I want to bring a little colour to your day. Sometimes the universe plays its hand in mysterious ways.  For the last 2 […]

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Behind Naxos is a series of small islands known as The Little Cyclades or “Back Islands”.   They number about 12 in all but only 4 are inhabited; Donoússa, Páno Koufoníssi, Skhinoússa, and Irakliá. I’ll admit Dear Reader, that I am not sure if the name “Back Islands” comes from “being behind” or” at the back of” Naxos or if it is because they are the last of the islands in […]

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Poor Ios. No really. I have never felt an island was more misrepresented than Ios. It’s “the Crazy Party Island” right?  But there is so much more than that to Ios.  Even if the reputation is actually well deserved… and trust me we saw some crazy stuff… but it’s not all there is. You see Dear Reader; silly young humans will start to party at around 10:30-11:00 p.m. and […]

A lot of people wonder how we managed to sail the Greek Islands. Because really we can’t afford a 50 foot sail boat. No really, we can’t. The bipeds are simple public servants for the Canadian Government. They aren’t exactly rolling in disposable income and there is no rich Uncle hiding somewhere in the family tree. That means finding other ways to make dreams come true…  and creative thinking […]

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*Warning LONG Post ahead* If there is one thing I remember of Naxos it is the intensely loud and persistent sound of Cicadas having their own House Party in every. single. tree. No seriously … it was CRAZY!  But I am running ahead of myself once again.  *sigh* I’ll never catch my tail at this rate! Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands, at 430 Km2 (167 […]

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After our wonderful stay on Santorini (a.k.a. Thira) our fearless Captain Toby took us out for a four hour sail to a very little known island called Folegandros. According to that all knowing source of information called Wikipedia:  “…little is known about the ancient history of Folegandros. Its inhabitants were Dorians. Later it came under Athenian rule. The island was conquered in 1207 by the Venetian Marco Sanudo and remained […]