Traveling..where to go next

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Last year my husband Lorne and I were fortunate to travel extensively. We started January off with Dubai..what an amazing country and it really surprised me how safe I really felt there.  We checked out all the “must see and do’s” with my favorite being the Burj al Arab Hotel. This sail ship shaped Hotel is stunning inside and out.burj

Following Dubai we also visited Fiji. This was my second time in Fiji, but Lorne’s first.  The people in Fiji are amazing. Most exciting experience there was the Zip Lining.  The climb to the top almost did me in, but it was worth it to see the view and experience flying through the trees!

New Zealand, was my next get away with my daughter.  We went on a 9 day Familiarization trip with one of our suppliers, and I absolutely loved it.  I’m definitely going back to New Zealand and more specifically Queenstown!  Queenstown reminds me of Banff, a small mountain town in my home province of Alberta.  Lots to see and do and walking the Boardwalk area was so beautiful!

We then had a few months getting back to normal, and camping.  One of our passions!  Getting away from phones, TV, social media is a great down time activity for us! 

Next, my Ladies Travel Group headed to New Orleans!  This group is so much fun.  We have travelled 2 times to New York, and once to San Francisco, and we always have a great deal of fun, and the group just keeps growing!  New Orleans is a great place to celebrate music in the streets, friendly people and shopping!lori 

My final trip of the year was Peru, with one of my suppliers.  I have to be honest and say that I haven’t ever had any inclination to go to Peru. Sure I had heard of Machu Picchu, and how wonderful it is to climb it, but I always thought that was out of my reach anyway, so why go to Peru!  Let me tell you…Peru is amazing, so much to see and experience and I did climb to the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu!  What an exhilarating experience! The other amazing part was visiting a local village and having lunch with a family and giving gifts to the village children!                        And of course now I want to go back!!laurie539

Now the only problem with doing that much traveling in one year, is that the next year is going to be boring!  I sat down with my old passport (the old one expired this spring) and looked at all the amazing places I have had stamped in it…And now I have to start over!  Going to be fun trying to top that passport as I had stamps from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, New Zealand, Fiji, Bahamas, Turk n Caicos, Cuba, Mexico, Dubai, Peru, and so many places in the United States.

Hmmm…where to next!



Destination Weddings can happen anywhere!


Destination Weddings are my passion…

Planning a Destination Wedding can be a stressful event, although there are a lot of elements you don’t have to worry about compared to the home town wedding!  I have done several Destination Weddings and for sure each one is different.  Chad and Lindsay’s wedding was in beautiful Los Cabos at the Dreams Resort.

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They had approximately 130 people attend their wedding…so needless to say it required a lot of planning! Thankfully we had a great Wedding Co-ordinator on site and Lindsay was easy to work with.

Taylor and Faron, go married in Las Vegas…with Elvis marrying them!


Jay and Amy also got married in Las Vegas.wed8And one of the more unique weddings we have helped plan was Shaun and Julie’s at the Demolition Derby here in Vulcan, Alberta.  This was my son’s wedding, and yes it was a local wedding, but we want to show you that you can do just about anything for a destination wedding!  He’s participated in Demolition Derby’s for many years and Julie loves them as well…so why not do a Demolition wedding with all his friends participating!  And yes he even had a wedding car in the Demolition Derby!

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We have done Destination weddings at countless Destinations…and each one is unique and fun in their own way.

I would love to know where you’re planning to get married at and how Unique is your wedding going to be!