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Tuscan Road Trip Part III – Buon Giorno Orvieto

For the last leg on our Tuscan road trip we woke up in Orvieto. Well, not exactly in Orvieto but a charming little hilltop town just on the outskirts of this special city. A crumbly town built into a cliff with meandering streets and houses covered in flowers.

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Tuscan Road Trip II – Treasures of Val d’Orcia

If you find yourself with a day or two in Tuscany and are keen to find the perfect views of rolling hills, grape vines and rows of olive trees then buckle up and andiamo into the Val d’Orcia.

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Tuscan Road Trip Part 1 – Medieval Siena

Siena is often overlooked. Nestled between the two powerhouse Italian cities, Florence and Rome, unless Siena is specifically on your travel itinerary, it’s easy to whiz by on the A1 onto bigger cities. But with plenty to see and plenty more places to eat, our Tuscan road trip through the Val d’Orcia (think endless rolling hills of green, tall cyprus trees and fields of wheat) started off in medieval Siena. All you need is a car, a map and your best sense of adventure!

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Glamping with Elements Luxury Tented Camp

Canadian girls don’t shy away from loading up the car with a tent and heading to a provincial park for a weekend of camping. Sleeping under the stars, all snuggled up in a tent is very refreshing, but there is a ton of work involved, especially if you’re the ‘organizer’ in your friend group. We used to go camping once or twice every summer but for the past few years trips abroad have taken precedence over camping – honestly, an all inclusive down south is less work and stress than camping. Lately I’ve become enamoured by the idea of ‘glamping’ (glamourous camping…or camping for brats) – sleeping under the stars in a beautiful canvas tent, with all the comfort of home! You can glamp all over the world (surf + yoga retreat in Portugal anyone?) but really I just like the idea of staying in Ontario – we do have the best camping in the world!

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Our endless summer has finally ended: a reflection

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something a friend told me the other day. Every moment we are alive, we are dying. It’s another take on the famous cliché life is short, but much more powerful. Every moment that we are breathing and living, we are also, at the same time, getting closer to the end. Yikes! A bit heavy for a Wednesday afternoon read, but this gets more upbeat, I promise!

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High Tea Experience: Classy, sassy and a little smart-assy

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The Perfect Picnic (does not exist)

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Austin: A massive backyard house party… and everyone is invited

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Nashville is Officially the Friendliest (and Best) City in America

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