Things to Do in Paris that Aren’t Museums

By | November 1st, 2017|Activities, Travel|

Paris is Paris. By that I mean you don’t go to Paris to only stick yourself in museums. There are so many things to see and do in this amazing city. Sure there are the standard tourist sights, but there are also a few slightly different things that can still be touristy. Or maybe even [...]

A Layover in Guangzhou, China with China Southern

By | October 24th, 2017|Activities, Travel|

Last year I was reading emails when I saw one that said flights to Australia from Vancouver were something like $660 return. Turns out that was USD but still I jumped at the opportunity and booked myself a flight for $845 CND return. It meant I had two long haul flights with one stop each [...]

The 2016 European Museum Tour Continued in Paris

By | October 19th, 2017|Activities, Travel|

Europe is one giant tourist dream with so much to see and do everywhere you go. One of the best aspects of Europe is the history. There is so much of it, and while countries and cities continually modernize, they value their history and reuse it. Paris is no exemption. Palaces, hotels, train stations, all [...]

Travelling from Vancouver to Victoria by Ferry

By | August 4th, 2017|Activities, Travel|

In all the years I've lived in Vancouver, I have never experienced travelling from Vancouver to Victoria by ferry, in July or August. I guess I always thought it would be too busy. I was missing out though. BC Ferries (website here) even has a really cool special feature just for the summer. Plus, there [...]

The Tour from Alice Springs to Uluru and Kings Canyon

By | July 26th, 2017|Activities, Travel|

The Tour from Alice Springs to Uluru and Kings Canyon Wow! Australia knows how to impress you and scare the living crap out of you, all at the same time. You know, just enough so you start questioning your sanity. Enter the tour from Alice Springs to Uluru. I mean, while I am busy admiring [...]

Swami’s Yoga Retreat – A Review of My Stay

By | June 12th, 2017|Activities, Lifestyle, Travel|

I climbed out of the car, stepped on the soft grass, felt the heat of the day in the air as it touched my skin, and suddenly the most incredible feeling of calm and peace settled over me. This was my immediate impression upon arrival of Swami’s Yoga Retreat (website). It didn’t leave me for [...]

Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

By | June 5th, 2017|Activities, Fashion, Food, Travel|

One day at work I opened my emails, and there was a beaming one (maybe it was just beaming in my memory). It was from WestJet, offering a new route to London, England. There was also an amazing introductory sale price that worked out to be about $700.00 return after everything was calculated, for the [...]

My Two Day Road Trip to the Daintree Rainforest from Cairns

By | April 26th, 2017|Activities, Food, Travel|

First of all, let me give everyone a necessary piece of advice. Cairns is a tourist city. Everyone rents cars in Cairns. Don’t wait till you arrive to rent one, book it in advance. I had booked myself a place to stay in the Daintree Rainforest which is only accessible via car. I waited till [...]

Melbourne – A Few of the Things to See and Do

By | January 12th, 2017|Activities, Travel|

Ohhhh Melbourne. I’m not sure what I expected but being able to do so much for free sure wasn’t in my mind. Melbourne is a big city that has history, art, shopping, food, architecture, culture, coffee and chocolate. Oh so much chocolate. You can read about the chocolate and a few other things for Melbourne [...]

Canberra, Australia or CANburra to Australians

By | December 13th, 2016|Activities, Travel|

Wow! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Canberra because you don’t hear much about it other than the fact that it is the capital of Australia, but it was an absolute delight. The people were so very friendly and helpful, even if it was because, like I was told, I have an accent. Canberra [...]