Three cheers for: RunWESTIN

Maybe you’ve heard of this, maybe you haven’t. I just caught wind of it a few weeks ago and then I learned much more while we were at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Seattle last weekend. Did you know that when you stay at a Westin Hotel you can actually …

Seattle

So, here’s the truth: Seattle hasn’t always been my favourite city. It still isn’t my favourite, but it’s grown on me over the past year or so and since my last three visits have been really, really good. Last year, we took a good, old-fashioned road trip. The first two …

Our *other* passports

I’m super excited about this weekend because I get to do one of my favourite things. Run? Yes, I get to do that and I’m pretty into it. Travel? Uh huh. That’s at the top of my list. Okay, so this weekend it going to be filled with a few …

Orlando – day eight

Saturday, travel day.  Leaving this behind. Our trip from Orlando to Vancouver was anything but direct. Nope, we were leaving MCO and heading north to Ottawa, from Ottawa to Toronto and only then from Toronto back home to Vancouver.  I love traveling. I mean that in the sense of exploring …

Orlando – day seven

Friday. Our last full day in Florida and we had one thing on our minds: space. Well, that and the space coast. Kevin had made arrangements to rent a car and we were taking a drive out to Kennedy Space Centre, estimated to be about one hour outside of Orlando. …

Orlando – day six

Finally, a little freedom! Day six was our first without any obligations or expectations and we were excited to get it and explore! We woke up early (for a vacation day) and we skipped a morning swim because our cab driving friend from yesterday (I’ll tell you his name. It’s …

Orlando – day five

Approaching 1am on Wednesday morning, I was sipping rehydrated clear noodle soup because I hadn’t eaten dinner at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Approaching 7am, my wake-up call for the final day of the conference, I was a new level of tired. I thought I was exhausted on Tuesday …

Orlando – day four

Day four of our travels was my second full conference day and I woke up EXHAUSTED. I knew that straddling the time zone we came from while living in the one we were in (three hours ahead) was catching up to me. I also noticed I was looking pretty puffy …

Orlando – day three

Here’s something about Orlando: when I’m here, my hair gets really frizzy, really fast. I’m like Monica Gellar in Jamaica. Well, as much like Monica Gellar in Jamaica as a girl with dead straight hair can be. You probably wouldn’t even notice, but I did. And so did Kevin. Unless …

Orlando – day two 

Who comes to THE SUNSHINE STATE and doesn’t pack SUNGLASSES?  In asking, I don’t think I really need to answer, right? Yeah, it was me.  So, we spent our first Orlando daylight hour hunting down a new pair. Fortunately, it wasn’t so challenging and we’d slept so late that at …