Thursday, June 30, 2022

Monthly Musings


Linking up with Patty and Holly for Monthly Musings today.

1. Favourite summer destination?
You can't beat the East Coast of Nova Scotia in the summertime! 

2. Do you prefer warm or cold trips?
Definitely warm, see answer #4 below.

3. Are you travelling this summer? Flying or driving?
Yes, we are going to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia to visit family. We are flying. 

4. Ocean? Lake? Mountains?
The beach is my happy place.  I'd prefer the ocean but since I live in Ontario, a lake is fine.

5. Best travel tips to share?
Research, research, research - I always look through Pinterest and Google maps to figure out the best places to stay, eat, and visit.  I don't necessarily get to all of the spots I've found, but I do get a good sense of where we should be.  I keep everything recorded in a Google Doc that is also linked to my phone and available even when I'm offline. 

6. Vacation budget trips?
Budget, what's a budget? Haha.  Honestly we don't think too much about all of the details, just try to pick a decently priced hotel and try to adjust plans based on airline ticket price (except for this year, Cape Breton tickets were ouch!), but particularly after not travelling for the last two years, I'm not adverse to going out for a nice meal, buying the souvenirs, and seeing whatever the destination has to offer. We spend our money on what we want to spend it on and one of those things is travel. 

7. Overpacker? Underpacker?
I've been getting better, but I usually err on the side of overpacking.  Now I pick all my clothes and then make myself deduct at least two tops from the pile. 

8. Vacation planned in advance? Last minute adventures?
Planned in advance.  Although the decision to go to Montreal was made quickly and planned within a month.

9. Group vacations or immediate family only?
We usually just go with ourselves, but we did go to Jamaica with friends and that went well. 

10. If you have them, do you travel with your pets?
We don't have pets.


  1. We tend to just spend what we need to for vacation too and adjust our household budget later on if we need to. Vacations have always been a priority for me so we budget around them. I also scour pinterest for ideas of what to do, where to eat, what to see while we travel.

  2. I would love to get to Novia Scotia - sounds and looks so beautiful!