10 Must-See Stops on Your Next Northern Road Trip

Cedar Meadows

Check out the article I wrote for Northeastern Ontario Tourism: 10 Must-See Stops on Your Next Northern Road Trip. I’m so enjoying my time in the north! Which of the 10 must-see-stops in Northeastern Ontario would you want to visit?

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Contest: FREE One-on-One Vinyasa Yoga Session

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CONTEST TIME: Enter to win a FREE 60 min one-on-one vinyasa yoga session with yours truly at JustNatural Holistic Spa, valued at $50.00.

To enter, it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:

1- “Like” Turquoise Compass‘ Facebook page (if you haven’t already) from your personal account.

2- “Like” and “Share” the pinned Facebook post from Turquoise Compass’ page (not your friend’s page) to your personal page, along with the contest entry details.

3-Comment on the pinned Facebook post that you have “liked and shared”.

***For additional entries: Follow Turquoise Compass on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Extra entry for each social media follow.

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All-In-Luxury: Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun

MexicoMexicoHere are our favourite images from our relaxing and luxurious honeymoon in Mexico from our stay at the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun including the TOP 20 turquoise inspired photos which I posted on Instagram & Twitter. The Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun is an all-in-luxury adults-only hotel located just 15 minutes from the Cancun International Airport–in Mexico’s Caribbean paradise. The 340 room boutique-style Hideaway is an all-inclusive hotel located within the Royalton Riviera Cancun. The staff are warm and friendly, the rooms are modern and spacious, the property is tranquil, the food is delicious, and all of this is only the tip of the ice berg. Guests staying at the Hideaway receive diamond service and are guaranteed a week of extravagance from the relaxing spa services, unlimited reservation-free dining, exclusive à la carte restaurant and bars, top shelf drink selections, to “room service” delivered right to your beach lounger (yes, you read that right, food and drinks brought directly to YOU on the beach). It doesn’t get much better than this! Our week at the Hideaway was everything we could have ever asked for (and more) to create the perfect relaxing and romantic honeymoon on a spectacular turquoise beach. Heaven.

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Best Kept Secret: My Husband is a Porter Pilot

 

Porter Airlines

Photo Credit: Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines

Photo Credit: Porter Airlines

It’s official! This has been my best kept secret! Today is my husband’s first day of work at Porter Airlines–he’s one of the newest members of the Porter team! I’m so excited to be a part of the Porter family and for our Porter journey to begin. I’ve always loved flying with Porter and it’s my go-to airline when flying within Canada and the United States, but now it’s even more exciting since my husband will be flying the planes! I can’t wait for the day when my husband can fly ME to a new and unexplored destination. Porter flies to 24 destinations in Canada and the U.S., with many of its fabulous destinations being places I’ve never actually explored like Mont Tremblant, Pittsburgh, Myrtle Beach, Chicago, Charleston, and beyond. I’m already planning where I want to go first. Let the wanderlust continue! Continue reading

Adventurous Honeymoon along the Mayan Riviera

Honeymoon Sneak Peek-
Mexico

I know you’ve been anxiously waiting for an update about our out-of-this-world honeymoon. Our honeymoon along the Caribbean turquoise coast in Mexico was spectacular! I don’t even know where to begin! We had it all…turquoise paradise, relaxation, romance, and adventure. Here are our TOP 10 favourite adventurous photos from our honeymoon in Mexico, Mayan Riviera from our ATV trek through the Mayan jungle, underground cave swimming in Cenote Estrella, explorations at the Tulum Ruins, and getting our feet wet at the Tulum Ruins Beach with Adventuras Mayas.

Who says you can’t ‘adventure’ when honeymooning? I’m all about relaxing on a beautiful turquoise beach, but we also wanted ADVENTURE! We got it all.
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Hideaway Honeymoon at Royalton Riviera Cancun

Hello 2016! Happy New Year!

So it’s official, we’re starting 2016 off right with a honeymoon in MEXICO at the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun. Kicking off the New Year cannot get any better than this.  We can’t wait for the sun, sand, and sea! Departure in 5 days!

We’re starting our Mexico 2016 bucket list… What’s your favourite Mayan Riviera adventure?

Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun

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5 Must-Haves for a Winter Yoga Practice

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Travels in northern Ontario with my big cozy scarf

 

Northern OntarioI’ve heard that winters in northern Ontario can be cold, harsh, and unforgiving. On the other hand, I’ve also heard that the best time of the year in the north is when the snow arrives and stays for good. I’ve been told that northern Ontario has the most to offer during its winter months for their best fluffy snow, amazing cross country skiing and snowshoe trails, ice fishing, and some of Canada’s best snowmobiling trails. Visitors travel from all over to experience what northern Ontario has to offer. It’s a winter lover’s playground. I’ve experienced glimpses of what winters are like during past visits, from snow covered wildlife tours to playing with alpacas in the snow, but I’ve never lived through an entire season. I’m up for the challenge. I have never been partial to the winter season and was usually depressed the minute fall arrived because I knew it meant one thing…winter is coming. This year was different. I enjoyed every moment of fall and instead of dreading what’s to come, I lived in the moment awaiting (and preparing) its expected arrival. I wasn’t hopeless at the first sight of snow in September, but rather full of hope and excitement for new possibilities, adventure, and a season full of winter sports and exploration. That’s what northern living is all about right? Continue reading