Hello world! It’s been a long time since I’ve been here. Between Brush Strokes has been sorely neglected over the last few months as I’ve been busy blogging elsewhere. I find the last thing I want to do after a day of writing is to write even more. Writing is hard, yo. At least for me … [Read more]
Forget pub crawls, I’m all about the beach crawl. And who wouldn’t be? Less time to get ready, less creepers invading your space, more sun, more fun. After our Little Beach experience, we were having a drink at the local pub when out of the blue Diana says “We should do a beach crawl tomorrow!” After a … [Read more]
Little beach is full of… heart. Yeah, you thought I was going to go there, but I didn’t. I say it’s full of heart because entering the beach as tourists I expected to be shunned or stick out like a sore thumb, which couldn’t have been further from the truth. Instead, we experienced the kindness … [Read more]
My friend Denise and her husband Greg love Maui. Like really love it. Like if ever two people needed to pack up everything and move to a tropical island, it’s these two. And that tropical island would have to be Maui. They actually glow as soon as they get off the plane (and it’s not because of the … [Read more]
This year was full of holiday baking firsts for me. First time making shortbread (so crumbly), first time dipping stuff in chocolate (why you gotta fall off the toothpicks, balls?!), and the first time refrigerating dough (it works! Who knew? Oh, that would be pretty much everyone else.). Fun times were had while creating a whole lot of … [Read more]
Lunenburg was the last destination on our road trip through the Maritimes. Located on Mahone Bay, it’s a vibrant port town that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Instead of going on and on about this gem of a place, I’ve decided to … [Read more]
The Annapolis Valley is known to have some of the warmest weather and richest soils in eastern Canada. It’s full of high tides, colourful farmland, and sweet, sweet wine, which was one of the main reasons for our visiting the area. Here’s what a full day touring and tasting through Nova Scotia’s wine country is like.
Winnipeg just finished hosting GoMedia Marketplace — the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)‘s annual travel media marketplace that profiles Canadian tourism products to domestic and international travel media. Since Travel Manitoba was this year’s host, I was asked to join the Social Media team, which also included peeps from Tourism Winnipeg and the CTC.
The Annapolis Valley. A place I had never heard about until I asked for East Coast travel feedback on Facebook. After the fifth person recommended the region, it was added to the list. The region is located along the Bay of Fundy and is chock-full of farms, orchards and vineyards. It had a bit of … [Read more]