Girls Flight Out: Glamping in Nova Scotia

Girls Flight Out: Glamping in Nova Scotia

I blame my daughter’s love of camping on a broken air conditioner during the summer of ’88 when she was 10 months old. Our home had been sweltering hot but it was even worse outside, and so I decided in my young-mom wisdom to fill a small Coleman cooler with tepid water, and plop her in it, sitting up. With little wriggle room and no chance of keeling over (the cooler was hard-sided) she sat there looking peaceful, although a little perplexed.

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Girls Flight Out: Fun and Fika in Stockholm

Girls Flight Out: Fun and Fika in Stockholm

Founded in the 13th century and Sweden’s capital since 1684, Stockholm is a city in which history meets modernity and locals meet to fika at least twice a day. Fika, don’t you know, is the Swedish tradition of getting together with friends a few times a day to sit and chat and indulge in a pastry or two. Not surprisingly then, cafés abound in Stockholm and burst with astonishing selections of little cakes and cookies, pastries and the like. Girls Flight Out camera-girl, Samantha Gary, and I did our best to fika our way through as many cafes as possible while still maintaining enough room to eat our way through the city’s robust food scene.

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Enjoy fun, sun and plenty of rum at Riu Republica in Punta Cana

Enjoy fun, sun and plenty of rum at Riu Republica in Punta Cana

When my sandals first touched the tarmac after stepping off the plane in Punta Cana I could already feel the warm sand between my recently pedicured toes. This was not my first trip to the Dominican Republic and so I had a good idea of what I was in for – sun, fun and plenty of rum – but I’d never been to Signature Vacation’s Riu Republica on Arena Gorda beach, a newly constructed, adult-only all-inclusive that opened last summer. 

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