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Day 2 Jamaica trip 2024

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I’m writing this post a few weeks after returning to Ottawa but the next few days I wrote while I was in Jamaica. It was a very busy trip but this was a day I got to stay at the resort. Jewel Paradise Cove while my friend figured out our plans for the remainder of the week.  The resort posts the activity schedule on the app, on tv’s in the room, and on a screen in the lobby. I had seen that there was a resort tour at 11:00. I have stayed in many resorts and it usually the company that you booked with doing these tours. I liked that there was no need to wait for a specific tour rep and the hotel was doing this. My friend was out up and early for the garden tour. I slept in and went for breakfast at 10:30. I wanted my friend to come in the hotel tour with me because I have no sense of direction but we later discovered we weren’t getting each others text messages and I thought she was still on the garden tour.  I had received my friends text that she was disappointed there were no plantai

Epic Vegan Foodie weekend in Ottawa Ontario Canada December 2023 featuring Le Cordon Bleu Plant Based Soiree and other great vegan businesses

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December in Ottawa has so many vegan food events and this past weekend was really Epic. It is hard to get to everything during the weekend. The first event on Friday night was a plant based soirée at Le Cordon Blue Ottawa.  The first cohort of the plant based program was close to graduating. The next event was Little Jo Berry’s that just recently opened for indoor dining after being takeout only for the last few years. After that to the Christmas market and some takeout for later from HotPotatoCo. The final event of the weekend while was I writing this was Franberry baking last vegan brunch pop up for the year. It’s a week since I wrote this and it wasn’t the last event. There was another trip to the Christmas market and more food from HotPotatoCo. Now it’s over month and a whole new year since I started drafting this post. Ottawa keeps me busy.  When I saw that Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa was going to have this event I bought the tickets right away. I knew they would sell out quickly and I

I flew from Ottawa Ontario Canada to Toronto city airport on Porter Air for the first time

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I flew Ottawa to Toronto city airport on Porter in December. Last year I had the train booked to go to Toronto and a flight to come back. My train was right after the one that derailed and after rebooking and trains getting cancelled for three days I gave up on going. I had booked the cheapest flight to come back no refunds but I got one year credit for my flight. The credit was going to expire so I decided to book an evening flight so I could go after work. I had intended to use it earlier in the year but things didn’t work out. This was the first time flying on Porter. It is only a one hour flight and Ottawa airport is not busy. I got to the gate at 630 for a 7 flight. It was empty except for gate agents. I asked if they had boarded already they said yes. I thought I was the last one but other people came after. My carry on didn’t fit in the overhead bin they gave me a choice of putting it under the seat or taking it back to the front to go under the plane. There was no one beside me