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How to Still Work as You Travel Without Ruining Your Vacation

It’s no secret that North American workers aren’t taking vacations. In fact, according to TIME magazine, 169 million vacation days are not used and aren’t even carried over. They’re pretty much wasted and thrown into the garbage.

Whether it’s due to exorbitant costs of taking a vacation or fears of returning to our desks with a huge pile of paperwork, we prefer to just either stay put and do our jobs or take a staycation.  

However, when we do take a vacation, the concept of work slowly creeps into our trips to the beach, a visit to a museum or when we cuddle up in our hotel bed. Unfortunately, we can’t escape work when we’re on vacation. One poll even found that one-third of millennials worked each day during their trip, and these findings are becoming a common trend.

The whole point of a vacation is to unwind, recuperate, relax and create new memories. Due to mobile technology, constant wifi access and greater demands from our employers, the old depiction of a holiday is entering the dustbins of history.


Photo by Kevin Dooley via Flickr.

So, how do you still work while you travel without it actually ruining your holiday? We’ve got seven tips to make this possible.

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Insider’s Guide to Dining Well in San Francisco


San Francisco is the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California and has an excitingly dynamic food scene which caters to 17 million annual visitors. Whether your preference is Dungeness crab, surrounded by the honky-tonk vibe of Fisherman’s Warf, or dim-sum amongst the Pagoda-style architecture of China Town, there’s something to satisfy any and every craving.

With such a varied choice of dining options, one has to wonder where to start. I’m very fortunate as I have an insider, (my nephew) who recommended most of the following spots. The kid really knows his food.

Hopefully, our experiences will inspire you to tantalize your tastebuds.

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17 Ways to Explore Mother Nature in Quebec

You don’t need to speak the language to fall head over heels in love with La belle province (a popular nickname for Quebec meaning “the beautiful province”).

Whether you’re a rugged explorer, weekend warrior or peaceful naturalist, Mother Nature’s gift to you are these beautiful landscapes across one of Canada’s founding provinces.

1. Vallée Bras-du-Nord

Credit: Keith Edwards, Homefront Magazine

At Vallée Bras-du-Nord, via ferrata (Italian for “iron way”) is a mountain scaling experience built for rookies and experienced climbers alike. A route is created by bolting in long lengths of steel cable into the mountain face, with natural climbing holds in the rock face supplemented by steel, plus manmade steel and wooden holds and perches. Though securely harnessed, there’s an element of danger that will keep your heart beat raised higher than the physical exertion warrants.

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Experiencing Niagara Beyond the Falls

Wine, theatre, golf and shopping. Did we mention great food, spas and scenery? All the ingredients for a fabulous getaway and it’s a total breeze to get to: just a 90-minute drive from Toronto’s Pearson Airport or half an hour from Buffalo. The Niagara peninsula, spectacularly set between two Great Lakes, Ontario and Erie, and bordered by the Niagara River, is Canada’s best known wine country.

The terrace at Kitchen 76, Two Sisters Winery  Photo: Lin Stranberg

On the terrace at Kitchen 76, Two Sisters Winery      Photo: Lin Stranberg

With a cool climate growing season that ranks with the best in the world, Niagara has vineyards galore, dozens of wineries and two regional appellations, the geographic indicators set by Canada’s  Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA).

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21 Facts We’ll Bet You Didn’t Know About Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Panoramic, Ontario, Canada

The majesty of Niagara Falls is something that’s difficult to describe in words. The three falls — Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls — overlap the border between Canada and the United States. On one side of the falls is Niagara Falls, Ontario, and on the other is Niagara Falls, N.Y.  The two cities with the same name overlook one of the world’s most famous attractions.

When you visit the falls, you’ll hear all kinds of fun facts about them and the cities that are fortunate to call them their own. These crazy facts are ones the tour guides probably won’t tell you about this must-see Canadian and American attraction. Continue Reading…