Author: Christine

Insight into Luxury Travel to India

Has travelling to India been on your radar?  Intrigued by the culture, food and history of this ancient civilization? Insight Vacations takes you on an adventure with all the luxuries of an Indian Maharajah. After living in South East Asia for many years, I’m embarrassed to say that I never made it to India.  It’s the missing piece in my “Eat, Love, Pray” scenario.  I’ve eaten with the Romans in Italy, succumbed to the lush beauty and culture of Bali but have yet to explore the mystical India of my dreams. The “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1 & 2”...

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Communes Come Full Circle – The Cohousing Solution

Welcome to the sharing economies latest trend … #househacking, otherwise known as cooperative living – cohousing or the millennial commune. Shared living space is making a revival after several generations that viewed single home ownership as the ultimate goal. The 60’s and 70’s were the communal living heydays with the hippie generation sharing everything from housing, food and possessions to sexual partners. A toned down version of the movement continued into the 80’s and peaked in the early 90’s. With the economic downturn in recent years, cohousing has made a comeback. Soaring house prices in cities across Canada, especially...

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My Big Love for A Little Life

For someone that reads a book a week on average, this Bookie Boomer Review was a long time coming.  I was so busy reading I neglected to share.  During the long winter nights I managed to watch a few movies as well. I prefer my movies funny, romantic, adventurous, and dramatic. I really don’t enjoy tragic, violent, scary or sad.  When it comes to books however, my tolerance seems to expand .. the fine lines blurred. ROOM was one of those films that I found difficult to watch. I had to continuously take a break or hide my eyes. The film was based on the 2010 novel by Irish-Canadian...

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Food Wars – D for Discount

I admit it … for years I was a food snob!  I scoffed at friends who scoured the weekly flyers … cut out coupons … and shopped at Costco.  I’m not sure it was anything other than my honest belief that saving a few pennies here and there wasn’t really worth my time, gas or sense of pride.  I honestly never even looked at the price of things … if I wanted it, I bought it.  Until now! Make no mistake … this is a rant!  This is war!  A food war that the big D is winning … D for...

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Rick Miller’s BOOM at the NAC

Have you ever wished you could turn back the clock … re-live your teen years … were the “good old days” really that good?  Take a walk down memory lane with BOOM, Rick Miller’s solo performance on the NAC Stage until March 12, 2016. Covering the music, culture, politics and defining moments from the years 1945 to 1969, BOOM‘s explosive multi-media sound and light performance will blow your boomer mind! Even though I was born in the latter years of the baby boom generation, Rick Miller’s BOOM was like a freaky kind of flashback to my childhood.  He brilliantly weaves the personal...

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