A Jaunt in Pittsburgh

‘Just because’ is always a good reason to travel, but truth be told, Ewan and I have been caught up in the day to day without many ‘just because’ trips floating around our heads. However, last fall we made a plan with fellow fan friends to see the Calgary Flames on a road trip. We…

At Home in Roncesvalles

My my…has time ever flown by. It’s nearly been two months since we moved and have been living it up in the west end of Toronto. Our new place is within walking distance of three funky neighbourhoods: Roncesvalles, Bloorwest Village and the Junction, though so far we’ve only really haunted Roncesvalles since it’s a closer…

A Year Ago Today…

A year ago today we arrived in the wee hours of the morning in Toronto. The day was overcast, much like it is today, and despite two days of travel we weren’t terribly jetlagged given the posh treatment Egypt Air gave us during our layover in Cairo. We made our way downtown, taking transit that…

Oh hi.

Yes. It has been a while since my last post. It’s not as though we’ve been living some crazy wild ride this past month, nor have we had a completely dull stretch either. So why the radio silence? I guess laziness, with possibly some blame resting on the shoulders of the changing seasons. I just…

Local Eats: The Chase

For my birthday last year, we woke up on the south Turkey coast at an ungodly hour to watch sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea. It was a special way to ring in another year and truly a memory that I will never forget. And because of that, Ewan put a…

Wyclef Jean

Panamania: A Musical Journey

I’d hinted before that Ewan and I were thrilled with all the free music and artistic performances that were part of the Panamania arts and culture festival that ran in tandem with the Pan Am and Parapan Games. We went to a handful, though truthfully we didn’t even crack the surface as far as cashing…

August Getaway

While I’ve been lucky to escape Toronto a couple of times since we’ve returned from our big trip, Ewan and I had yet to go on a mini-excursion together. That is until the August long weekend. We did as most Ontarians seem to do, and come Friday after work hopped into a car and headed…

Muskoka Chair

My Pan Am Volunteer Experience

Hi!! So…it’s been a while since our last post. We haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, nor have we been on any fantastical escapades. A legitimate excuse (combined with a bit of laziness) was to blame for the radio silence: the 2015 Pan Am Games. The Pan Am games are held every four…

Canada Day

Canada’s national holiday falls on July 1 and is a chance to stand back and reflect on how lucky we are to call this country home. After our travels last year, that sentiment couldn’t ring more true. As much as we love to seek out new (and often warmer) places, we couldn’t feel more proud…