Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Holiday in Canada with Low Funds

Canada, travel tips, travel

the famous Niagara Falls in Canada

The best part about a holiday in Canada is the fact that a lot of the best bits of your holiday cost you nothing – not a penny, not a cent. Of course, we are talking about the outdoors and fresh air, the sense of freedom, the wonderful scenery and of course, the weather. It’s a vast country and doing things on a budget shouldn’t be a problem, because there is so much choice.

Freebies and Early Planning of Your Visit

Numerous parks and trails abound in Canada and by carefully planning your itinerary to miss nothing out, planning is part of developing the excitement isn’t it? Whilst not free, of course, if you book your family ticket early through the internet, large savings can be made by buying ahead of time and it should save you the inconvenience of standing in long queues as well. From such a site as you can get very worthwhile discounts for everyone to make a visit to the world famous Niagara Falls. Whether it is a day trip for the whole family or a short stay at a local hotel, the choice is entirely up to you. There is something available for all bank balances and to suit all tastes and income brackets.

Getting ideas is no problem when you go to look online and see what is on offer for your break or honeymoon. If it’s thrills and spills you seek or something a bit more leisurely, Canada has it all and various websites can also do you a tailored holiday suited to you and you alone. Canada is justly famous for its winter sports, wildlife holidays and water sports and can provide all the activities and excitement that most people can handle.

How to Get There and Economy Accommodation

Wherever you are coming from, whether it’s Europe or the USA, do check out the fares well in advance in order to take advantage of any big discounts on tickets. By registering your details with some sites you can get early notifications of any offers that you might like to take up. If you do book tickets at those well-known ‘last minute booking sites’, remember to factor in the bigger risks of disappointment as well. Accommodation available for the tourist or visitor, as you might expect, can be the full 5-star treatment or if you are on a tighter budget, enter ‘budget backpacker’ in your favorite ‘search engine’ and take your pick. You might see accommodation so low that you’ll be sorely tempted to get the Canadian map out and start planning your visit today.

There are ‘apps’ for your ‘iPhone’ available (key in ‘explore Canada like a local’) where you can plan your visit. Key it in before you leave home and it will suggest places to stay based on your available budget. Also available are budget car hire firms so, as you can see, Canada is open for business and tourists visiting. So whatever the balance in your bank account enjoy.

A Self-made Valentine Postcard

postcards, art cards, direct swap

I received this handmade postcard just in time for Valentine’s. I am not so creative that is hwy I am really impressed with everything handmade, especially elaborate ones.

The glittered heart is simply a star won’t you agree?

Sandra, who also sent me this vintage Manila map cards in exchange for 5 different cards wrote this at the back:

Dear Vix,

Wishing you a world full of love on Valentine’s Day and always!

Thank you Sandra for this lovely card!  🙂

My Very First Harry Potter Postcard!

postcards, special postcards, UK

I am such a Harry Potter addict! I read all the books {twice or three times each!} and watched all the movies over and over again, too! That is why it has been a long-time dream to have a few Harry Potter postcards in my collection. I have actually swapped with someone from Australia and the UK for a couple of HP postcards last year. Unfortunately, I was not able to receive the envelopes they sent me which contained 3 to 4 HP cards each. It was really heartbreaking and I am still hoping I will get those envelopes, but it seemed like the chances are getting slimmer as months passed by 🙁

Gilly, bless her generous heart, was more than willing to send me another card when she found out that I was not able to get the ones she previously sent. And what do you know, I got the card a few days ago and I simply love it! It was a 3D Hologram Harry Potter postcard featuring Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, Hermione Granger and  Bellatrix Lestrange. Hopefully I’d be able to add a few more cards to this collection in the future.

Massive thanks Gilly for sending this lovely card, even my little man loved it! I will be sure to write you a thank you postcard once I am done reading about this software security solutions article online! ♥ Postcard Haul


I said I plan to visit the Post Office more often this year but other things got the better of me and it has been weeks since I last visited. So you can just imagine my surprise when the kind clerk I fondly call “Nanay” motioned for me to drop by her post and handed me a stack of postcards. This is probably my biggest haul ever!  😀

I am using my permanent address for my profile and the local postman was kind enough to give the postcards to Nanay whenever there is no one available to receive them back home. I got 14 cards all in all and my virtual mailbox has never been this happy!

I shall feature each of them here meanwhile I will just register them all so their senders will know that I got their cards safe and sound.

How was your mailbox today?