LOST + FOUND: L.A. RECAP (PART 1)

At first I attempted to get this all out in one go, but there’s simply too much ground to cover. The final (Cali) leg of our mini book tour was eventful at least and terrifying at most. This post tells the story of our first 24 hours on the West Coast. We arrived in la…

RM GUIDE TO MIAMI

If you’ve had it up-to-here with dehydrated skin and toddlers that need an array of layers to get out of the house, I have one sexy little word for you: MIAMI. In less than 3 hours, you could be park your so-over-it ass at an ocean front hotel and have glistening turquoise water gently lull…

ALL THE TRAVEL TIPS WE’VE GOT

It’s about that time of year when everyone is toying with the idea of getting the fuck outta the Great White North… but air travel with babies and toddlers can seem like far too daunting a task to undertake – especially for first timers. Our advice? If you’ve got the time and the means, JUST…

TORONTO FAMILY DYNAMICS (BY ‘HOOD)

Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods; each with very specific family dynamics living within them. The following collections of local stereotypes are hilarious because (a) they’re true and you know it, and (b) they don’t matter – at the end of the day, when we escape our neighbourhood bubbles (which we all do – we’re cultured…

HOSTEL TRAVEL WITH KIDS (YES, IT’S POSSIBLE)

Last time I checked, nobody wins the lottery when they have kids. This just in: kids actually take away from your disposable income not increase it. Yet the travel industry has a gaping hole between single 20-something, traveling the world on a shoestring and family travel at all-incusives. Suddenly you have kids and you’re expected…

CHECKED OUT IN CALI

Of course I could have included my 3.5 year old son on this fairly last minute trip to California but why? Why? When I could sit peacefully on a five hour flight, watch a movie, drink wine, be productive as fuck with work, and take a magnificent and uninterrupted nap. Why? When I could check…

SOLO TRAVEL (2.O)

I’m an only parent. I say “only” because “single parent” implies that there is a second single parent somewhere hidden from view who is sharing the work load. But there’s just me. And before I became an only parent, I was solo-traveler. This is mostly a woman’s game, this solo-traveling thing. See the world, find…

WHAT A WEEK-LONG FAMILY REUNION IN JAMAICA TAUGHT ME ABOUT PARENTING

Thanks to the blind luck of being born into what is arguably one of the loveliest families currently roaming the planet (pardon le bias), last week, I was afforded the opportunity to board a Jamaica-bound plane and join 50 members of my extended (maternal) family for a multi-day reunion of epic proportions. The idea came about…

ACCOMPLISHING THE IMPOSSIBLE: TRAVELLING LIGHT W/ BABY

In my lifetime, I’ve traveled to 28 countries in total. I have sashayed through international airports with my slick four-wheel-drive suitcase on a ten day beach getaway, and I’ve hauled ass in the back of a pick-up at night down unknown dirt roads with a dog and every possession to my name on my back….

ANNA AND LUNA DO PALENQUE

Two years ago, I was living out of a 40L backpack and sleeping in a hammock with my dog, Slayer. I volunteered on organic, off grid, and sometimes tantric farms; I made my own shampoo, and I did yoga every day. I was one of those hippies. Fast forward two years and much of that…

WHERE ON EARTH IS SHONTY?

BY SHONTELLE PINCH Welcome to my very own Eat, Pray, Love journey where I learned to trust my gut, and listen to my inner voice like never before. This is a story of becoming aware of all that’s around you, and falling in love. So – how did this Toronto gal end up in Rome? I…

THE Z WORD

Preface: For those who don’t know, my not-so-little sister is kind of a big deal. While I was always drawn to social and creative things in my youth, my sis was busy planning to be a mad scientist. And she did just that. So when a few medical woes began to arise in our RM…