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How to Prepare to Travel Again

After over a year at home, we’re all itching to get on the road and explore somewhere new. But the question on everyone’s mind is if we can travel again this summer. The bad news is that non-essential international travel is still on pause, but the good news is that we are getting closer. We’ve seen border crossing rules eased in recent weeks, the promise of relaxed quarantine rules for Canadians who are fully vaccinated, and airlines begin to reinstitute flights to destinations near and far.  It’s all good news for Canadians who have now gone more than a year without the ability to travel freely and who are likely itching to get out there. Recent estimates predict that leisure travel will get back to 2019 levels faster than originally anticipated, which could be as early as 2022! Currently, Canadians are still being asked to avoid non-essential travel, but the…

The Best Places to Visit in Canada, Virtually

This past year, many people have had to cancel their trips or put their long-awaited vacations on hold. Luckily though, while the tourism industry is trying to survive, advanced technology has come to the rescue by providing virtual visits and live streams of some of the world’s most popular destinations. So, if you were planning on visiting Canada this year, we’re here to tell you that you might still have a chance to do it. Certain tourist attractions have made it possible for people to visit them virtually, so, even though you may not physically be there, you will still get a chance to check out some of Canada’s famous landmarks. The best part is, you won’t have to restrict yourself to just one visit per day – the internet has a whole host of online attractions, including those on this list, as well as other fun activities to enjoy.…

Perfecting Your Garden Design with Custom DIY Woodworking

Looking at the best gardens to visit along Garden Walk in Buffalo, two key features stand out: the presence of growing flowers and wooden garden décor. While some will want to plant their flowers, ferns, fruits, and vegetables straight into the ground, the modern trend is to include raised planters and grow boxes, furthering the potential projects for anyone looking to create some bespoke wooden décor for their garden. Of course, to complete your garden project, you’ll likely need to turn to a store for a heat source and lighting solutions. However, you’ll find that the main draw of the aesthetic of your garden will tend to center around the plants and your wooden creations. So, here are a bunch of wooden DIY ideas to play with for your bespoke creation, as well as the essential items that you’ll need to make them. Some ideas for your DIY garden furniture and décor…

Travel to Italy from your kitchen with GA Pizza

While we all have high hopes that the world is opening up, the idea of travelling across the Atlantic Ocean to someone exotic feels far away. But, if your tastebuds want to do the travelling, look no further than the GA Pizza Subscription that delivers this delicious meal frozen Italian meal to your door. Disrupting the frozen foods industry with its beloved, chef-made artisanal pizzas, General Assembly Pizza offers customers quality chef-made pizza beyond its beloved Toronto-based restaurant doors. In just five minutes, the pizza is chewy and baked to perfection, or for a crispier crust, just pop it in for an extra two minutes.  With six options to try, there’s the perfect pie to suit every tastebud. For those who prefer something more savoury, the Plushroom pizza is filled with luxurious layers of cream, mushrooms, and truffle oil. Or, if you prefer something a bit spicier, add Sweet Heat…

10 ways to optimize the outdoor space on your balcony

Planning a balcony with purpose is no easy feat, especially for condo dwellers. This year has given a new meaning to being outdoors and has taught us to value whatever space we have. Red Barrinuevo, principal at Redesign4More and property stylist on HGTV’s Hot Market, is sharing ten tips for optimizing outdoor spaces and making the most of your balcony. ESTABLISH ZONES Even if you have a postage-stamp-sized balcony, it’s important to map out your space. Zoning allows you to maximize functionality. If it’s a small balcony, think about what you’d like to use it for and what is most important to you. If you have a larger space, zoning is essential because there are many more possibilities to consider. Should you add a water feature or a serving cart? A sectional or a children’s play area? Figure out how your outdoor space will function before making any other decisions. WARM…

How to plan a NFL road trip from Canada

If the Canadian Football League doesn’t quite do it for you as a fan of the big game, the good news is that there are plenty of options for Canadians when it comes to the NFL. It will depend upon where you are in the country, of course, but if you can get to the south of Canada then you can travel to an NFL stadium without the need to rely on airline travel – although you’ll need a reliable car, it should be said! So here’s a quick guide to the NFL team that you could support based upon your location, and the different things you can see and do if you find yourselves in a football-loving city. From Vancouver… It will take just under three hours to drive from Vancouver to Seattle and, while in the Emerald City, you might want to take a trip to Lumen Field…

Tata Harper is Changing the Skincare Game with Superkind

For those of us with sensitive skin or even sensitized skin, finding the right product that is effective yet gentle on reactive skin is no longer a guessing game thanks to the new Superkind line launched by Tata Harper. This new collection is formulated to create stress-free formulas with no harsh sulfates, exfoliants, beta-hydroxy acids. It is also free from common allergens like tree nuts, wheat, gluten, and soy and free made without fragrances or essential oils, and the list goes on. But most importantly, the line of skincare products has been designed to replenish, fortify and optimize the skin barrier, defend against irritants and soothe stress skin. If you’re not convinced, let the first three products from the collection speak for themselves. Tata Harper Superkind Fortifying Moisturizer “An ultra-silky and soothing formula that delivers a cocoon-like barrier that hydrates, fortifies, comforts, and defends reactive, stressed skin.” Tata Harper Superkind…

5 tips for getting a better sleep

During yet another whirlwind year, Canadians have reported increased mental illness across the board. In fact, sleep disorder rates jumped from 36% to 55.5% during the pandemic and 40% of Canadians experience insomnia symptoms at least 3x per week, which actively fuels anxiety and depression. We spoke to the experts at HALEO Clinic to learn their tips for better sleep. Adjust your sleep environment Your bedroom should be a peaceful place. Body temperature decreases at night (which is part of your “circadian rhythms”) which promotes sleep. Keep your bedroom a little cooler than the rest of the house. Ensure your bed and sheets are comfortable, the bedroom is soundproof and dark enough to promote the secretion of melatonin. Don’t be afraid to take the time to make some aesthetic changes; if you like the space, you’ll spend a lot of time in it! Don’t work in the bedroom A physical…

6 Sensational Honeymoon Destinations For 2021

Weddings are wonderful occasions, but they can be incredibly stressful, especially when it comes to planning the event. From arranging the flowers to finding a suitable reception venue, it can be a hassle, which is exactly why businesses like ours exist. Even with professional input, weddings can still take their toll on couples, which is exactly why looking forward to a honeymoon is vital. A dream honeymoon is an ideal antidote to any wedding stresses, which is exactly why finding the right location is essential. Every couple has different needs, but the main requirement tends to be somewhere they can call paradise, all while relaxing in the sun, reading a book or even getting more details about available options in Canada for playing casino games online; all with a cocktail in hand, and a celebration of starting the rest of their lives together. It’s a beautiful moment, really. Coming up…

The top apps for traveling

Many of us love traveling and will explore new places at the first opportunity. This adventurous spirit adds to our enjoyment, but we need to remember to take extra care of our safety and security as we’re more vulnerable when we’re away from home. Once that’s done, we can relax and look forward to having fun on our trip, whether it’s for business, to see friends and family, or a special occasion. You could still plan a getaway, even if you have to keep working. We’re so used to working from home now that we can work from anywhere so long as we have an internet connection, and there are some delightful options available from which to choose. What’s more, while you’re traveling, there is a bunch of stuff you can do to pass the time. For example, you could watch your fave movies on Netflix, read the news, play…