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It’s Spring (Water) Time

Spring_dayI’ve been wanting to get out of the city for a while now (a while being the last month and half since I got back from Costa Rica) and have also been itching to get some clean water ever since I discovered last sumer that there are numerous freshwater springs around Ottawa. With warmer weather and spring finally on our doorstep, I thought the timing was right. I used Find A Spring, a great resource that maps out the location of springs around the world, to get directions to the Wakefield Spring, and recruited another health-conscious friend and her daughter for the fun afternoon. And for the car, to transport the many litres of water. It ended up being a beautiful day for the little road trip.

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How To Live Well For Less Than $240 A Week In One Of The Most Expensive Cities In The World

MelbourneMelbourne is high on the list of the world’s most expensive cities. In 2013, The Economist listed it at #5, tied with Oslo.  Melbournians (not Melbourne-ites, according to a hesitant consensus of the locals I asked; and properly pronounced, Melb- URN-ny’ns) seem to embrace it. They love their trendy and expensive café’s and restaurants. They love their expensive designer and vintage shops. They love their music scene, which is also as you may have guessed, expensive. Having said that it is a big tourist destination and there are a number of free activities on offer in the city at any given time, and some places that cater to the budget-conscious.

We all know at this point that it’s easy to live a very conservative financial lifestyle while on the road. There are all kinds of travel and life hacks for that. But what if you still want to do yoga at studios, explore, and eat organic, healthy foods? It is possible, and I’ll show you how to live for less than $240 a week- a mere $960 per month.

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