Sunshine Coast Road Trip – Where to stay, eat and explore in Powell River

With the goal of unplugging and getting our hygge on, the Brit and I went on a Sunshine Coast road trip this past Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. While it was odd not having a turkey dinner, we had the best time exploring the area and being with each other. I was doing an Instagram takeover …

Tourist in My Town – My Favourite Vancouver Summer Weekend Activities

We were out and about last weekend and it occurred to me that it's almost at the end of August. How did that sneak up so quickly?? Despite summer whooshing by, I can safely say that I've been properly enjoying my weekends playing tourist in my town. Having an ex-pat significant other has made for …

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

O, Canada: You are beautiful. From the time the sun rises in the east and sets in the west; and all the hours in between. I was born here; I was raised here. And I love everything about you. My favourite thing about you is how you exemplify what I feel the message of my new …

Island Road Trip – Pause and Explore

When on a road trip, it's all well and good to enjoy the scenery from inside the car - especially when it's raining! - but, (aside from when nature calls) I feel that breaks are important, a) to get you out of the car to stretch your legs (Your hip flexors will thank you!), b) …

Island Road Trip – My Top 8 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 …

Happy 2017 & goals for the year

It's New Years' Eve and I've just finished making Oatmeal Honey Chocolate Chip cookies for a party later this evening. I'm in rainy San Diego (so strange to say that it's raining in Southern California...), and I'm happy to be spending the last day of 2016 with a friend very near and dear to my …

The Canadian flag turns 50!

It is National Flag of Canada Day and the Canadian flag turns 50. Wait, what? My almost 150 year old country's flag has only been around for a third of the confederacy? When I was reminded of this, I remembered that up until the mid-sixties, this was the flag that Canada used: Wherever I go in the …

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 …