Looking for a charming escape from big city Toronto or Ottawa? Between Canada's business mecca and Parliament Hill, sits Canada's very first capital. And she's a breath of fresh air. Of Kingston's many assets, I'm most impressed by the cobbled streets of downtown, and the European style of Market Square.
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Sara Graham produces high quality content for boutique businesses, Fortune 500 companies, as well as social action campaigns. <br> She is also the author of <em><a href="http://www.howtomakebigmoves.com" rel="nofollow">How To Make Big Moves: Relocate Without Losing Your Mind</a></em>. <br> When it comes to travel, Sara's beat is relatable luxury: booking boutique hotels that don't break the bank; eating and drinking like a local; discovering what the thinking traveler wants to do in destinations around the world. She draws from a bank of rich experiences ranging from rafting adventures in New Zealand and hiking in Honduras, to hanging out in Brooklyn and brunching in Bermuda. <br> <br> Connect with Sara on <a href="http://cz.linkedin.com/in/saragrahamatfreshpresse" rel="nofollow">LinkedIn</a> and find her @freshpresse on <a href="https://twitter.com/freshpresse" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a> <br> and <a href="http://instagram.com/freshpresse" rel="nofollow">Instagram</a>.
As a writer I am always looking for a deal. Sorry to disappoint, but my life is not all free and easy flying around the world on press tours. I am just like you, dear reader. I value traveling often, but don't have the bank account to simply book the first flight I Google. And so I search.
06/05/2014 05:58 EDT
Now, unless you've been living under a rock, you know New Zealand is ground zero for LOTR fans. Roughly seven hours of driving from Wellington (two from Auckland) will get you to Matamata. This rural town transitions to Middle Earth on sections of a bucolic 1,250-acre sheep farm that has been turned into a permanent attraction.
05/26/2014 12:45 EDT
I first traveled to Maui in 2009. This was long before I started my travel blog so I never had the opportunity to write about what a brilliant experience it was. So for those, like me, needing an escape, or if you are in the market for a honeymoon, here are five reasons you should make it Maui.
05/22/2014 12:32 EDT
Where else can you get up close to a Hobbit hole (we'll go there in Part 3), after all? Here are my highlights that should help balance the budget, while allowing intrepid travelers to splurge here and there.
05/13/2014 12:10 EDT
For most North Americans, thinking about a trip to New Zealand might be the mental equivalent of envisioning yourself on the moon. Here are my highlights that should help balance the budget, while allowing intrepid travelers to roll like a Royal here and there.
05/05/2014 05:55 EDT
Feeling caught in between a rock and a hard hat when it comes to real estate? Is a good deal feeling all too elusive? Cheer up prospective property owner! Here are 10 buyer/seller trends that will help you build your knowledge (and net worth).
04/28/2014 17:51 EDT
Who out there collects stamps? While the question brings forth visions of either that of a bumbling grandfather, or of an extremely wealthy grande dame, I've taken a closer look and there might just be a travel trend on the rise.
04/09/2014 05:39 EDT
Seeking Summer in Spain? Here are 8 things you don't want to leave off the itinerary. Now that I have officially relocated
03/26/2014 11:07 EDT
If it were up to me to plan things, I might go with Holiday Cruise Line. HCL specializes in Grand Bahama Island (aka The Jewel of the Bahamas) and offers an affordable two-day sail-away that departs from Palm Beach, Florida -- another place I've wanted to check out.
02/18/2014 05:58 EST
A personal introduction in advance will make your visit all the more enjoyable. Both Japanese and Chinese cultures view it as a sign of respect to extend themselves on behalf of a mutual friend, and you may find that they go to significant personal inconvenience and expense to make you feel welcome.
02/12/2014 12:41 EST
I don't know what it is, but when restaurant servers are happy and friendly, the whole experience is enhanced. The food just tastes better, right? On a recent visit, I discovered that Halifax is one heck of a hot spot. East coast city locals sweetly fill plates with savoury fare, as well as provide visitors with a charming place to stay.
01/31/2014 05:19 EST
About a month from now, I'll be getting settled in a whole new city. I don't think I would have ever thought it would be Prague. What I was amazed to find in Prague was the variety, if you are willing to spend a bit more. Here are some hot spots.
12/27/2013 12:07 EST
I don't know about you, but this weather change is really getting me down. I'm stiff. I'm achy. All this misery is only leading to memories of spa experiences past. From the massage at Miraval and the "mudslide" at Solage, to a traditional Thai treatment in Phuket and therapeutic thermal waters in Italy... I've got a few I would jump on a plane for.
10/29/2013 12:42 EDT
This is where sh*t got medieval. And by this I mean we were building walls old school brick and mortar styles. The guys had to chip away at massive stones in order to make them fit. And then there was the "flicking". The process basically involved throwing mud at the new wall to reinforce the bricks.
09/19/2013 08:39 EDT
In 2010, I joined Artbound, a nonprofit volunteer organization committed to championing the power that an arts education has on creating sustainable change. Our first 80s-themed fundraising event was an incredible success and raised $150k in order for Free The Children to build an arts centre at their Kisaruni High School for Girls. This would be the first of its kind in East Africa.
09/17/2013 05:37 EDT
On this latest trip through various parts of Italy, I started to think about the intimate link between where we stay on vacation and how we eat while away. Flip through the gallery for the eat/sleep intel collected in Pisa, Palermo over to Mount Etna, then Milan and Varese, and finally Florence and coastal Tuscany.
08/20/2013 12:50 EDT
Although Toronto-based now, I was indeed born and raised on the island of Bermuda. However, after living away for some time, and recently attending my high school reunion, I am happy to report that a few things have remained the same.
07/21/2013 11:20 EDT
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