• Canada,  CityGirlDrinks,  CityGirlEats,  CityGirlTravels,  Eating Local,  North America

    Island Road Trip – 9 Things to Do in Victoria

    It’s been a busy few weeks, but I’ve finally had a chance to go through photos and do a road trip download from my notes. The Island is a perfect place for a road trip, and the Brit and I celebrated his birthday with four-and-a-half days of exploring. (As my calling him “The Brit” would suggest, he isn’t from here, so I love visiting places with him that I haven’t been to in a long time. It gives me a fresh lens.) We started in Victoria and, from there, focused our attention on the eastern side of the Island. (The west side and the crazy all-season surfing people will have…

  • CityGirlTravels,  North America,  USA

    An Early Start – First Stop, Denver

    (Written while flying to the Mile High City on my first of three flights to get to Edinburgh.) Adjectives for today: Tired – I woke up at 3:00am at the hotel for my 6:25am flight. Going to sleep when it’s light out and waking up when it’s dark is a trippy experience. I was the only person on the 3:40am airport shuttle. Go figure, right? 😉 Frustrated – My checked bag was eight pounds overweight, which I was not surprised by. I’m bringing two months of stuff and some gifts. The fact that the person who weighed it told me it would cost me a flat $100 USD, as opposed…