40 Before 40

40 Before 40

With the monumental 40th birthday approaching, I decided to make a list of the forty things I wanted to do before my milestone occurred. It was fun, and I think I learned a lot in that year. Will there be a fifty before fifty? Wait and see!

What’s your #10ktrip dream destination?

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#10kTRIP How to save for your dream vacation – By Eva Hamori I don't normally write sponsored posts, but when I heard about this brilliant program to save for future vacations, I thought what a great way for my fellow Canadian wanderlusts to experience family travel. Now there is no need to deplete your account when you go away on holidays....

Languedoc Wine & Castle Tours

Alfonz dreamed up a business, got the licensing together in a foreign language, bought the nine passenger Mercedes Van and created the business South Westy Tours back in 2012. When my friend Sherrin visited us from Canada, we were inspired to do a trial run of some highlights from the tour. Six of us got in the van with photos and...

Da Vinci’s Canal

Leonardo Da Vinci's Canal Lock is his longest standing most successful invention. Centuries later, the miter lock is still used in most canals and waterways around the world including Panama Canal. It replaced the old  Portullis Lock which was basically a door placed directly across the canal. Da Vinci's is 2 gates placed together at a 45 degree, and it sealed...

House Hunters Return – Where Are They Now?

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                    I have a beef! I read about House Hunter's International online, and saw some negative comments about the show. Some people are posting that the stories are fabricated! WHAT!! One person went on to say that many of the young people move to other countries without any real knowledge of the country they are moving to; not the politics, economy,...

Saint Andrews & My Seven-Year-Old on Irn Bru

http://youtu.be/H4PxuFQCDis St. Andrews, Scotland named after Saint Andrews the Apostle, is a beautiful seaside city located on the North East coast of Fife and is known for their university and 'Home of Golf' one of the oldest clubs where championships are held. The busy streets of St. Andrews were full of students. My stepsister Nicole and I wonder around with my...

Best French Immersion Program – Move to France

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How we learn French- By Eva Hamori After nearly two years living in France, I find the confidence to ask the baker for bread, can understand most of what I hear and sometimes, I even respond. Some days you cannot shut me up and other days I struggle to find the simplest words. I guess learning a new language at...

Do You Dream Of Your Name In Lights?

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          Alfonz and I dropped Angelina off at school by 9:00am and then we made our way directly to Toulouse. It took us over 2 hours to get there, but I was pretty excited about the adventure I was about to start in Budapest Hungary, as an actual paid travel writer. For years, I have been writing for free, getting my name...

TESOL Training – 40 before 40

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Another tick off my goal list! I am methodical creature, not sure why, but I am. Even my memories line up in chronological order to sift through at will. It is strange to people that don’t function that way, so I'm told, but I have no idea how other people's brains work. I wanted to do this for so long and...

Picasso Museum – Barcelona Spain

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Barcelona Spain Picasso Museum is for the art lover. A little known fact about my past- I worked 10 years for an Art Gallery where I met local and famous artists like Carl Brenders, Terry Isaac and Robert Bateman and participated in signings and sales in the Canadian art scene. I loved my job and learned so much about collecting art,...

Top 10 Best Trend Ever – Gardens

Starting a garden is very trendy. It may be a good enough reason to start one. When I look back at all the stupid fads I have seen, I start to think how much I like this particular craze. Famous diet trends include the watermelon diet, the cookie diet and the ice-cream diet. Stupid trends include celebrities naming their babies...