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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, Europe, 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 [...]

Cairns and the Surrounding Area in Australia

By | October 10th, 2017|Australia, Travel|

Having never been to a tropical weather location previously, I was quite shocked by my week in Cairns and the surrounding area. I thought I knew my body and understood it’s functions. The how and when of my body sweating. I did not. (Turns out I was visiting the area at the hottest time) I [...]

Visiting the Alice Springs Area – And The Cockroach That Won

By | August 14th, 2017|Australia, Travel|

When I booked my flight to Australia, I knew I was going to be there for Christmas. I was really looking forward to my very first warm one. Instead I got one that reminded me of Christmas in Vancouver. It was wet. The way things worked out, I ended up visiting the Alice Springs area [...]

Travelling from Vancouver to Victoria by Ferry

By | August 4th, 2017|Activities, Canada, 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, Australia, 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, Australia, 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 [...]

West Village Café and My New Favourite Grilled Cheese

By | June 11th, 2017|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I have LOVED grilled cheese sandwiches my entire life. I actually have two favourites in Vancouver that are my go to when I really need a fix. One is Mom’s Grilled Cheese food truck in downtown Vancouver, and the other is Burgoo restaurant, also in Vancouver. But, thanks to the Grilled Cheese Sandwich Challenge that [...]

Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

By | June 5th, 2017|Activities, Europe, Fashion, Food, Lifestyle, 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 [...]

Airbnb Accommodation: The Pros, Cons and Tips for Renting

By | May 30th, 2017|Australia, Canada, Europe, Travel|

Accommodation is probably the largest expense when you travel.  Hotels are the more expensive option and hostels or camping are obviously the cheaper options. Smack in the middle of those choices now though is Airbnb (website). Not only is Airbnb cost efficient but you choose the location, the accommodation type, the extras you have access [...]

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