Heather is an avid traveller, lover of dogs, and baker supreme. She lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada where she raises German Shorthaired Pointers with her family. An explorer at heart, she travels whenever she can, wherever she can.
When you’ve got the winter blues, you may find yourself dreaming of the tropical sunshine and beaches. If you can’t go there, bring some sunshine into your home with these tropical dishes.
Some nights, it makes life much easier to be able to grab a casserole out of the fridge and pop it in the oven for a nutritious and filling meal. Here’s to tasty and convenient all in one dish!
India is one of those places that some people are desperate to visit while others are doubting it is up their alley. It’s actually an extremely fascinating country with a lot of interesting things to discover.
Winter is just about hear and that means ski season is upon us. It’s time to wax your skis and start planning a trip. Here are some great places you should consider.
Imagine exploring a country on horseback with a guided tour as you ride across the moors. Sounds fun and different and you don’t even need to be a great rider.
Some foods have their very own Southern American drawl to them, and like the sound of that accent to your ears, the food is heavenly in your stomach.
Mexican food is much more than the tacos and tostados that are in your local supermarket. Traditional Mexican fare is flavourful and spicy. Heat yourself up with these dishes.
Exploring European countries doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Prague is a fascinating city that has tons of great things to do without spending heavily.
You know you want to go somewhere foreign this year but how to do it – take a tour or find your own way around? It’s a big decision. Here are things to consider to get the most out of your trip.
OK, the turkey is the star but the side dishes are what makes the meal. They have a family history and many dishes get passed down from generation to generation.
On a cold day, nothing can warm you up faster than a bowl of hot soup and some fresh bread. The aroma of soup on the stove can make anyone feel better.
Alaska is a lot more than just snow and ice. It has a lot to offer visitors and many places you won’t want to miss on your adventures.
Cooking a holiday turkey for company can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. You too can make a fantastic, juicy turkey and it’s easy!
Air and train passes can be a way to make your trip more organized but not as tied to a schedule as it would be with a tour. Here are some tips for making the most of them.
Pumpkin is one of fall’s best vegetables. It not only makes great entrees but it can also produce sublime treats.
A dog can be great company on a road trip. With a little planning, you can hit the road with your best buddy.
As the weather grows colder, we begin thinking of heading south with the birds. Caribbean cruises are an ideal and inexpensive way to get away for a week of fun in the sun.
Planning a skiing vacation? You’ll want to find the best mountain resort for your trip. Luckily, North America has tons of great ski spots with lots of resorts to choose from.
There are so many different things you can do with this vegetable! Here are 5 savory pumpkin dishes you’ll fall for.
When you say train, most people think of crowded commuter trains but not all trains are created equal. Luxury trains offer a travel experience unlike any other.
South America is home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations and one of its greatest countries. Here are 7 reasons you must not miss Argentina.
Corn is one of the fall season’s greatest treats. Although it is difficult to beat eating it on the cob, it is a versatile vegetable that you can make some great recipes with.
Spain, like Italy and France, has a reputation as being romantic, beautiful and perfect for a vacation. All this is true but there is more to it and it boasts some world class cities to visit.
For North Americans and Europeans, Thailand represents a fairly exotic vacation with tons to do and see. Here are some tips for making your trip more enjoyable.
Root vegetables may not sound that sexy, but they can produce melt in your mouth flavours. Try these great ways to use these versatile winter vegetables.
France has a reputation in so many areas including fine food, wine, fashion, art, architecture, etc. Here are 7 things you should make a point of seeing while in France.
Egypt has been on my bucket list for years. Think of all the things that lie in its sands waiting for you to explore them! Here are 8 amazing places to see in Egypt.
Love dim sum? Although it is a bit more complicated and time consuming to make than many dishes, it makes a stunning addition to brunch with the girls.
While All Inclusives are nice, sometimes it can be more convenient and easier to stay in a condominium unit. Here’s how to find the right one.
Planning a trip to the amazing country of Belize? Here are 4 things that should definitely be on your to-do list.
They’re healthy and tasty, what more could a girl want? You’ve heard of them and you may even have tried them in restaurants but now, it’s time to bring bulgur, couscous and quinoa into your kitchen.
Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver – these are certainly world class cities with lots of attractions and sites to see. What you might not know is that there are many other amazing places to visit in Canada.
The world is full of amazing festivals and there is something for every interest and hobby you have. So pursue your passion and see what the world has to offer you on its festival stage.
Have you ever found yourself wondering who has time to make pickles and pickled vegetables? It always sounds so time consuming but it isn’t – with these simple and safe shortcuts.
You’ve done the cruises and the fly in and spend a week tours but have you ever thought of trying a road trip on a grand scale? If size doesn’t intimidate you, consider renting an RV and seeing the countryside.
You and your family are heading out on a camping trip but you don’t want to spend a whole week eating nothing but hot dogs and marshmallows, do you? There are lots of things you can make on a camping trip with a little planning and preparation.
Snorkeling is an easy and inexpensive way to see some of the many beautiful creatures the sea has to offer. Although you can do it virtually anywhere there is water, there are some places you should have on your bucket list.
Grilled vegetables are one of those sides that taste great but always look a bit complicated to make; they’re actually not hard to make at all. They’re easy, impressive and taste fantastic.
Pasta salads are an easy side dish or main entree if you are planning on a lighter meal. Like a hot pasta dish, they are pretty flexible and the limit to what you do with them is only your imagination.
Do you like the idea of cruise but hate being limited to ocean and sea ports? Always wanted to explore some of the best European cities? Consider a European river cruise.
Cottage vacations can be relaxing and inexpensive. Here’s what you need to know about cottage rentals.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy barbeque. It’s also the perfect time to get creative with the meals you cook. If you’ve never tried to make your own meat rub, this is the season for it.
Remember how great a popsicle tasted on a hot day when you were younger? That pleasure can be yours again with these very tasty adult popsicles. They’re perfect for a hot afternoon!
Thrill seekers and the more adventurous travellers may want to seek out something more exciting than a day on the beach or site seeing. Here are ten great adventures to get the blood flowing.
Whether it’s a regular vacation or a special occasion, when you are looking for a romantic getaway a Caribbean all-inclusive can be just the ticket to paradise you are looking for.
Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh fruit and cold treats and sometimes both together. Here are some great summer recipes to enjoy after a meal or on a hot summer’s afternoon.
Italy has something for everyone. There’s great food, wine, romance, history, and incredible art. If you can only visit a few cities, here’s a rundown of what you shouldn’t miss.
When it comes to pampering yourself with a tasty treat, few things top cheesecake. Cool, creamy, and heavenly on your tongue – every girl deserves cheesecake.
You work hard and you deserve some pampering. These hotels know all about pampering. They know how to give you stay of a lifetime. Here are five fabulous luxury hotels.
The hot weather brings many great things including lots of great tasting fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden. One way to take advantage of the bounty and avoid a hot kitchen is to make a refreshing summer soup.
The Greek Islands are an incredible combination of history, beauty, and romance – what’s not to love? But there are so many islands and so little time; here are the ones you cannot afford to miss.
Who doesn’t love chocolate and fruit? Most people think of it as a special treat but making chocolate dipped fruit is actually very easy and very impressive to your guests.
You want to be responsible and reduce your carbon footprint, right? Combine doing the right thing with doing the fun thing and take an ecotourism vacation.
On a hot summer day, nothing hits the spot better than a smoothie. Refreshing, delicious and even nutritious – this is one drink you should always make time for.
An African safari is on most travellers’ bucket lists. It is one of those once in a lifetime trips to someplace so very different from home. You want to plan it right by choosing the perfect safari for you.
Sometimes nothing works as well as retail therapy when you need a pick-me-up. These shopping districts are guaranteed to have buys that will suit even the most finicky shopper.
You’ve got a dinner party planned and you want to make a good impression. The food was easy to decide on but what wine should you serve with dinner?
When you need to get away from it all, nothing beats a gorgeous Caribbean beach. Here are five of the best Caribbean beaches, guaranteed to please and be everything you need on a getaway.
You can get to more than a man’s heart through his stomach. You can wine and dine your way into the bedroom with these foods that will get you both in the mood.
Omelettes can be simple and homey or fancied up for guests. Combine this with the fact they are easy and quick to make and they really are the perfect breakfast food. Read on for some great ways to spice up your breakfast omelette.