Tag Archives: holiday

.@SandosCaracol – One Week From Today!

I can’t remember how we ended up deciding on the Sandos Caracol resort when we booked last fall but I have to say this is the first time in all our various resort holidays over the years that I’m regretting that we’re only going for a week instead of two. Beyond the things pretty much […]

10 Random Memories From My First All-Inclusive Vacation, Oceano Palace, Mazatlan, Mexico

I’m a fairly obsessive journal keeper (less so since I’ve become an obsessive blogger) ­čśë so, as we get closer to another all-inclusive adventure, it was fun to go back and re-read my entries from when Shea and I went to our first all-inclusive – the Oceano Palace in Mazatlan in 2000. (I’m also an […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Another Use For a Multi-Purpose Tool? (July 2016)

Shea demonstrates another use for the multi-purpose tool she got me for my birthday last year…

Sandos Caracol! Two Weeks From Today!! (And A Bit About How To “Know Before You Go”)

Because the Internet – everything from YouTube to Instagram, TripAdvisor to Twitter, mommy bloggers to┬átravel bloggers and much┬ámuch┬ámore┬á– allows you to get a sense of travel destinations before you go, I sometimes think the anticipation of a trip is (almost) as good as the trip itself. Okay, maybe not… ­čśë (Oh, and if you find […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Our Mexican Wedding (March 2003)

We leave for Playa Del Carmen┬áin three weeks. Over the past few years, we’ve had a handful of tropical trips, we’ve been back to Mexico once but haven’t been back to near where we were married in fourteen years (this time, we’re at a resort just north of Playa Del Carmen, last time we were […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – New Years Eve Countdown, Iberostar Varadero (December 31, 2015)

Hard to believe that just over a year ago, we were celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cuba!

Music Monday – “Tell me baby/Do you recognize me?/Well it’s been a year/It doesn’t surprise me”

As it comes to close, lots of talk about 2016 being a jinxed year – Prince & David Bowie die, Gord Downie has cancer, Brexit, Trump wins and more. There’s still a week left so who knows what else will happen but now you’ve got one of the bestselling artists of all-time (both as a […]

Friday Fun Link – A New Tradition? December 23 = Kid’s Christmas Donation Day?

Like a lot of parents, Shea and I struggle with how to make sure that our kids (especially Pace now that he’s getting older) understand that Christmas is not just about getting gifts but also about giving. Other years we’ve done things like put toys in Santa Anonymous Bins or other charitable giving. ┬áBut this […]

Five Star @SparkleTour #yqr @ctvregina

Thanks to the good folks at SparkleTour.ca, it’s super-easy for anyone in Regina to plot out a tour of some of the best light displays our city has to offer – you can find the ones nearest you or, as we did tonight, plot a route to all of the ones that have achieved a […]

Music Monday – “You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white/But I’ll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas”

This is a fitting song for my last Melancholy Christmas Music Monday post this month – both for the sad lyrics but also how its being performed in front of and indirectly evoking Barack Obama (and heck, if you squint, even the “Christmas of white” could be a reference to Trump’s support among white working […]