Beaches Negril has the most beautiful stretch of beach I have ever seen (7 miles long!) and the friendliest staff I have ever met. The hospitality and genuine enthusiasm from not only the entertainment staff, but also the chefs, bartenders and front desk attendants, was truly outstanding. The resort is an intimate size – about […]

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                      Ah, I love having the day to myself in a foreign city. I think wandering around, without a specific place to go, is one of my favourite things to do. When the journey is the destination. After leaving my hotel, I strolled down Denny […]

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From the minute the automatic door opened and we stepped foot in the luxurious marble lobby, I knew this was going to be a grand experience. We looked up and admired the stained glass ceilings as we sipped on our welcome cocktails. I felt so privileged to be there. After being escorted to our room […]

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(diary excerpt, winter 2011-2012) I just got this amazing job to do a 5 month winter contract aboard a Holland America cruise ship: I will be hosting an internally-broadcast TV cooking show!!! I’ve had a crazy week so far. It’s been busy, but fun. I’ve been attending all the cooking shows, food/wine demonstration party plans, […]

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Ah, I couldn’t have thought about a more invigorating way to start my trip to India than to begin with the (holy, colourful, chaotic) city of Varanasi! Talk about throwing myself into culture shock. Sailing shortly after sunrise on the Ganges River, Varanasi, India So after 3 flights (Toronto to Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi to […]

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You’re on day one of an adventure and you’re ready to roll – but ugh, what’s that lethargic feeling you’re experiencing? UGHHHH, jet lag is creeping in and threatening to take you down! Let’s be honest, nothing’s worse than heading on an adventure only to get there and waste time in a half awake, half […]

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