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The Panama Canal turns 100 today…Happy Centennial!

The Panama Canal turns 100 today…Happy Centennial!

Have you ever had a moment when you’ve channelled your inner nerd? This was mine. The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary today August 15, 2014. My inner nerd will be celebrating along with it, one of my favourite modern marvels in the world. I honestly didn’t care to see Panama City…really I didn’t. All I was excited(…)

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Surreal Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Surreal Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Tell anyone home in Trinidad, or the Caribbean for that matter, that I’m visiting Kaieteur Falls and they would immediately respond “WOW.” Now try that with other people and the conversation would go like this: “Kaieteur Falls? Where is that?” “Do you mean Niagara Falls?” “No it’s in Guyana“ “Where?” “Why would you want to go(…)

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A Royal Stay at Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel

A Royal Stay at Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel

I’ve stayed on vineyards in Napa County and New Zealand before. I’ve visited countless others wine tasting my way around the world. But staying at the Gróf Degenfeld Winery in Hungary‘s Tokaj wine region was a special experience. It felt like Downton Abbey in Hungary from the get go! Yes this is what the Hungarian version must feel like! From the minute we(…)

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Not Your Typical Souvenir Shopping in Marrakech

Morocco has always felt mysterious to me. So what better way to explore this North African gem than shopping in the old souks on a birthday trip to Marrakech; hunting for treasures to take home. Afterall I am a girl, I love to shop! To my surprise in Marrakech, it helped being of Indian decent. Suddenly the men would ask(…)

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Zermatt isn’t just for Skiers!

I’m not your typical Trini the way I love snow and cold weather, but I am not a fan of skiing! I have issues going downwards and we will leave it at that. So what were this non skier going to do on a visit to Zermatt, which is perceived as only for skiers in the Winter months?(…)

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An Original Mud Bath Experience in Napa!

An Original Mud Bath Experience in Napa!

A spa date at Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs and Mud Bath, in the cute little town of Calistoga, north of Napa, was the perfect way to end our girl trip. Yes Calistoga is mud bath capital and so many of all different budgets have popped up over the years but we chose Dr Wilkinson’s as it was the(…)

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TGIF in Sonoma Country!

TGIF in Sonoma Country!

One Friday cruising Sonoma Country in our Navigator, what better way to say TGIF?  It didn’t take much effort for us to agree on hiring a driver to drive us around for our wine tastings, so popular in these parts. I mean who wants to be designated driver given all the awesome wines to be tasted?  Napa Bee Driven I(…)

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Roadtrip to Napa/Sonoma…the beginning!

Roadtrip to Napa/Sonoma…the beginning!

California has always felt like the other side of the world to me (says the person who would fly 23 odd hours to South East Asia in a heartbeat).  So when a friend suggested Napa for her birthday, how could I resist temptation?  I mean Napa/Sonoma in late Fall?  Wine?  Cheese?  More wine?  Awesome girlfriends!  More(…)

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