I've been in Vancouver for almost a week - and what a week it's been! It began with a two-day journey with some tough goodbyes, and, in typical Canadian fashion, ended with beautiful mountains and great hospitality. The journey itself wasn't too bad; the flights were pretty good and amazingly all four were on schedule… Continue reading Hello From Canada!
Well, 2016. I believe you've been quite the shitter for a rather large proportion of people on the planet. Between political disasters and some seriously shocking celebrity deaths (think Alan Rickman was the worst one for me, although he's probably sitting on a beach somewhere earning his 20%), it's not been one of the best… Continue reading My “Best Of” 2016
Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I've been meaning to do this one for a while - a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel
If there was one way to end our mighty 19-month trip on a high, a road trip through three national parks in the Canadian Rockies was the way to do it. We had been planning to hire a car to explore the mountains and lakes of Banff national park for a day or two, but when… Continue reading Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers: Road Tripping The Canadian Rockies
I am very blessed to have family in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains - easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. My aunt and uncle live in a little town on the edge of the Kootenays called Kimberley, while their two sons live with their families a couple of hours in… Continue reading Relaxing In Kimberley: The Bavarian City Of The Canadian Rockies
I had high hopes for Vancouver, and that worried me. Because it's often the places you think you'll fall in love with that disappoint you, and the ones you have no preconceptions of are the ones that surprise you. I didn't need to worry. I fell for Vancouver, hard. Canada was the beginning of the… Continue reading Falling In Love With Vancouver (and Tim Hortons!)