Author Archives: Kathy Buckworth



Kathy Buckworth

Kathy Buckworth is a writer, personality and host who lives in Toronto, Canada. She is a major press contributor, the author of 6 books, and is an international travel writer.

Are Media Headlines Affecting House Buying? Just Ask a Millennial
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Are Media Headlines Affecting House Buying? Just Ask a Millennial

It’s common to hear about houses going for hundreds of thousands over asking price, bully offers and bidding wars especially in large cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. The current housing bubble doesn’t appear to be anywhere near to bursting, and every day we are bombarded with media headlines and reports on the escalation of rising prices for homes. But are the media headlines themselves...

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17 May 2017
Purging Kids’ Items For Fun & Profit
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Purging Kids’ Items For Fun & Profit

Like many parents, Darin Buckland was keen to rid himself of some of the kid “stuff” he and his wife had accumulated when their two daughters, now teenagers, had needed when they were babies and toddlers. Not only did he want to clean out his garage, he assumed there was probably some money to be made at the same time. While the neighbourhood he lives...

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31 Mar 2017
Get set, Go!
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Get set, Go!

Kathy Buckworth takes us to Turks and Caicos in this edition of Get set, Go! This was originally posted on CHCH.com. Join Kathy for more Get Set, Go! fun by tuning into her monthly segment on CHCH Morning Live.

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26 Jan 2017
I Finally Understand Newfoundland
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I Finally Understand Newfoundland

As we sat down to our last meal in St. John’s, Newfoundland, after a busy week of activities and exploring in the city as well as around the Avalon Peninsula, I asked my 17 year old daughter if she would recommend Newfoundland as a family vacation spot for her friends. “Only my adventurous ones”, she said. Newfoundland is unlike any other province in Canada. With...

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21 Dec 2016
It’s Winter. Is Your Teenage Driver Ready?
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It’s Winter. Is Your Teenage Driver Ready?

How far is five meters? If you have an average stride, take five good steps, that’s a fair estimate. Start from the front bumper of your card, and try it out. It’s significant when it comes to accident avoidance. And it’s the difference in the distance I traveled when I recently took part in tire safety testing, pitting 3-season tires against new and well-worn snow...

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11 Nov 2016
Getting Teens To Look Up From Their Phones, and Look Into a Book
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Getting Teens To Look Up From Their Phones, and Look Into a Book

It’s not unusual to find a group of teenagers sitting quietly, all of them with their heads looking down, shoulders slumped, as they silently tap away at their smartphones. Many of them are texting each other (some sitting right across from them), catching up on social media or watching YouTube videos.  It’s natural for parents to be concerned not only with what the screen time...

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09 Nov 2016
Ghoulish getaways: Haunted Canadian destinations to visit this Halloween
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Ghoulish getaways: Haunted Canadian destinations to visit this Halloween

What better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by planning a ghoulish getaway? Canadian ghost-chasers, take note: You need not grab your passport, only your lantern. Here are some of the best Halloween haunts right here in Canada: St. John’s Haunted Hike, N.L. Cloaked guides walk travellers through St. John’s dark alleys and laneways and into the history-steeped downtown area, and if...

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04 Nov 2016
Moms Dive Deep to Support Their Olympic Daughters
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Moms Dive Deep to Support Their Olympic Daughters

The first time I met Margarida Benfeito and Helene Filion, I was sitting in front of them as their daughters Meaghan and Roseline, half of Canada’s “Fab IV” diving team, prepared to dive in the finals for the 10m platform event. They would end up winning a bronze medal, and earning the love and respect of Canada; something they had from the start from their...

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17 Aug 2016
At MY Age? If Not Now, When?
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At MY Age? If Not Now, When?

“At our age, we really need to stop trying new things.” As my former work colleague, a good seven years younger than me, said this during a recent dinner, my reaction was mixed. Since turning 50, I have tried out many new things; riding a horse in Patagonia, descending some of the world’s highest and longest zip lines in Costa Rica, flying through the air...

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05 Aug 2016
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