Hi! Welcome to Practical Adventures – a lifestyle and travel blog for sharing our every day adventures at home and abroad. I’m Nicole and this is my crazy/wonderful family of 4!

My hubby, Brodie, and I have always loved to travel. But, with full-time jobs, are limited to weekend getaways and jam-packed vacations.

Insert our fun-loving, energy-filled, independent 2.5 year old toddler Sienna and our 3 month old newborn Liv, and our lives have become that much crazier… making travel and vacations even more strategic and necessary.

And when we can’t escape the city, we make the most of exploring Toronto and our west end neighbourhood —  mainly obsessing over all things coffee, food and wine related!

I hope you will tag along as I share our every day adventures, travel experiences (past and present) and valuable, budget-friendly tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.