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Orlando is a favourite family destination for good reason. With a variety of fun-filled theme parks perfect for kids of all ages, it’s easy to spend a full week in the area just checking out all the rides, attractions and entertainment available. But there’s a lot more to Orlando, Florida than just amusement parks and activities for kids! These three adventures are the perfect way for adults to enjoy some time in the area.
Orlando Balloon Rides
Sailing through the sky in a hot air balloon is something everyone should try at least once. There is nothing more peaceful than drifting on the breeze and looking down on the world below, especially in an area as picturesque as the Orlando region. Orlando Balloon Rides is one of the top companies offering hot air balloon adventures and provides an experience that you’re sure to remember for a lifetime. Just be prepared to get up early!
For me, one of the highlights of the ride was watching and participating in the set-up and takedown of the balloon. I’d never realized just how big these balloons were until one was being filled right in front of me! And while filling the balloon with air was a job that could be done by just a handful of staff, packing it away after was a task that required everyone, participants included, to lend a hand! [Read more...]
The New Year’s countdown might feel like it was ages ago, but that’s no excuse to step away from your goals and give up on your mission to bigger and better things! Continue to make this the year you overcome challenges, achieve the unexpected and build new relationships…or renew old ones!
Personally, I’ve decided that this year will be one of change for me. From finally purging my house to committing to a proper workout routine to preparing for a move later in the year, I’ve got lots to keep me busy! And to make sure I can approach every day feeling good, I start my morning with VitaFusion gummy vitamins. They’re a tasty and healthy way to make sure my body is fuelled up! [Read more...]
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the February 15 giveaways!
- WarmlyYours Barcelona Towel Warmer-$300 Value – 5868 – Lori B.
- Special K Prize Pack-$50 Value – 3494 – Lee-Ann J.
- SentrySafe SFW123TDC Alarm Safe-$300 Value – 87 – Lori A.
Winners, you have 72 hours to respond to the email I sent or I will draw another winner. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!
As somebody that loves to cook, I have a passion for food and choosing a favourite meal is no easy task for me. But there are a few dishes that I especially love and one of those is a thick and juicy ribeye steak cooked on the barbeque. The rich taste of beef is one that almost everyone loves and when it’s prepared just right, it’s irresistible.
Because beef is such a popular food, it’s always fun to find new ways to use it in meals and recipes. And to help with that, Canadian Beef has created a fabulous new app called The Roundup, available for iOS and Android systems. While the app does feature some tasty recipes, that’s just the start of the useful information it has available!
From safe food handling to different preparation methods to the various cuts of beef, this app has so much useful information for any fan of Canadian Beef. I downloaded it for my iPhone and within minutes I was learning more about the best ways to store, cook and serve various beef cuts. [Read more...]
Tax time is in full swing here in Canada, and that means that it’s time to organize paperwork and start filling out forms to ensure the maximum possible refund, or the minimum possible payment! This year I’ll be using TurboTax to help me file online and I’m so excited to finally see for myself how quick and easy filing online can be. Since TurboTax offers both an accurate calculations guarantee and a maximum refund guarantee, I know that there’s no risk of having to pay a penalty or miss out on potential savings.
If you’re starting to organize your paperwork for tax time, there are a few often-missed tax deductions that you should make sure to consider as well. After all, even small amounts saved can help lower the impact of tax season…or make that refund cheque even bigger! These four tax deductions are among the top ones missed by Canadians when filing taxes:
Since Canada provides basic healthcare coverage to its citizens, medical expenses aren’t something often claimed by families. But other out-of-pocket medical expenses can really add up during the year. Dental appointments, medical prescriptions and travel medical insurance can all be claimed as medical expenses. So can hearing aid batteries, healthcare premiums paid to an employer’s healthcare plan and travel expenses incurred to obtain medical services. [Read more...]
I absolutely love trying my hand at cooking different types of food, and one of my favourite cuisine choices when looking for new recipes is Thai food. Usually I keep my recipes quite simple, opting for a light and flavourful homemade Pad Thai or a spicy, vegetable-filled Thai Curry. But every once in a while I want to try something a little more exotic. And with the amazing recipes created by the bloggers participating in the #TKeveryday Recipe Challenge, I’ve got plenty of decadent dishes to choose from!
For the second year in a row, Thai Kitchen Canada has asked a select group of bloggers to create five mouth-watering recipes using Thai Kitchen products. Readers have voted and now each blogger has announced her most popular recipe. Whether you prefer meals that put a new twist on a classic or ones that embrace authentic Thai elements, there’s sure to be something here that tickles your taste buds! [Read more...]