09.11.18

Over the next twelve weeks, we’ll be away for at least half of the weekends plus a couple of days on either side of most of them. As much as I love travel, I also love being at home. I’m a serious introvert and I rely on that quiet time …

08.29.18

Do you ever stop to think about all the things there are to see in the world? About how, no matter how well traveled we become, we will never see them all? Yesterday, a friend told me that she’d thought of me when, on a cross-Canada road trip last week, …

08.21.18

I mentioned a while ago that I’d recently had one if those whirlwind, “hey, do you want to go on this trip?” opportunities when my heart thought, “YES!” and my brain thought, “YES!” but my gut said, “you’re a grown up now and should probably think about these decisions a …

Travel by season

One bittersweet perk of my job is that I deal with a LOT of people and a LOT of time off. I often have people coming into my office to talk about a vacation they’re planning and, big or small, I always want to hear the details – where they’re …

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 …