Halloween

It’s that time of year for ghosts, ghouls and goblins and the costumes come out. We’ve never been super rabid Halloween folk, though we aren’t anti-October 31st either. If there is a gathering that encourages dressing up – we are game; so I guess our Halloween participation is dependent on if we are doing anything.…

Thankful

Canadian Thanksgiving just passed and we had the opportunity to head up to Ottawa for some family time. Not only did we get to see the Ottawa arm of my family – but my parents and brother also flew in from Calgary. While it hadn’t been that long since we’d seen them out west, it…

Summer Travels

How is it that Summer almost always seems to fly by?? Well this year for us August flew by for a particular reason – we were on a travelling roadshow. In fact, I was away from Toronto for 5 weeks! The blitz started off with a short stint in Ottawa to visit family, but most…

Well Hello.

So…it’s been awhile. Geez…you’d think we’d had a baby or something. Well, in fact we have. In the early days of a gloomy and drizzly February we welcomed a little man to our family. And now, well, now I can’t remember life before him. Ewan and I have been together for 17 years and yet…

On the Cusp of Something New

In December 2013 Ewan and I had a year of adventure before us: our 2014 Round the World trip. We had worked hard to save up and we were giddy and nervous about the impending travels. As we whittled down our possessions to just what we could carry, our minds raced with questions and potential…

A Romp in Louisville and Nashville

Being right next door, it isn’t hard to make many trips dipping into the US, especially when we don’t have any mega-trips planned on the horizon. And somehow 2016 has become the year we visited the States the most (kind of crazy when you think of it since the loonie is not at its best!).…

15 Seconds of Fame

So remember back when we were in India and thought we’d volunteered to be extras in a Bollywood movie? And then it turns out it was a French movie taking place in Mumbai? And remember when we’d spent HOURS sitting around and had to fight to get our 10 dollars of compensation for our 12…

July 4th in Washington DC

After all our travels to the US, it was remarkable to us that we had never been to the American Capital. Fortunes had it that we were able to go to Washington DC over the Independence Day long weekend, so we were excited to see how the city celebrates July 4th. A huge bonus was…

Fleur de Lis

Montreal Getaway

Montreal is one of our favourite cities, but after a lapse in visits over recent years, both Ewan and I were a bit worried that the ‘je ne sais quoi’ charm we loved would be somehow missing when we planned a jaunt there over the May long weekend. Well, our worries were unfounded. Montreal proved…

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…