We went glamping for the first time at Elements Luxury Tented Camp in Renfrew and loved it

Last Friday, Michael and I had the pleasure of staying at Elements Luxury Tented Camp, near Renfrew. This all-inclusive outdoor hotel is located about 1 hour and 15 minutes outside Ottawa and has been running for over two years now. It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and this year I decided to bite the bullet and book it for my (early) birthday. We stayed one night, but I would recommend splurging for the entire weekend. There are so many activities like yoga and paddleboarding that we did not have a chance to indulge in. We did eat though, A LOT!

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Andaz Hotel Ottawa: Celebrating 8 years of marriage with a magical staycation in the Byward Market

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On August 15th, Michael and I celebrated our 8-year wedding anniversary at the Andaz Hotel in Ottawa. We were given this lovely experience in exchange for an open and honest review. Thank you to the kind and caring staff at the Andaz Hotel Ottawa who took excellent care of us and made this night especially magical. To capture the memories, I hired Ottawa photographer Kamara Morozuk for a couple’s session. Here is a recap of our stay. 

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Parc Omega: Family glamping among the fauna in Montebello

Let’s set the record straight, before anyone gets their tail in a tizzy… Parc Omega is NOT A ZOO! It’s a natural museum, where wild animals live in their natural habitat and get to interact with humans in an ethical and civilized way… a magical experience for both humans and animals. This weekend, my family and I received a private tour of the park with Park Director and spokesperson, Uncle Serge. After the tour and exploring the park for the entire day, we stayed overnight in one of their brand new log cabins, a new addition to their suite of rustic accommodations. Thank you to Park Omega for the lovely hospitality.

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Weekend getaway: Smooth sailing to Quebec City in a 2017 Lincoln MKX

We headed to Quebec City this past weekend for a bit of rest, quality family time and a long overdue family reunion. I was offered the opportunity to test-drive the 2017 Lincoln MKX, so I turned this family getaway into a mini press tour. We had a media stay at the Hotel Chateau Laurier on the Grande Allee in downtown Quebec City, just steps away from Old Quebec, the Citadel and the port. There is so much to do, see and eat in Quebec so I will do my best to recap our awesome vacation as briefly as possible. If you’re thinking of heading down to Quebec City, you may want to keep reading and take note of some of my favourite things to do!

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