Three amazing adventures happened in 2015. I flew to Maui with my best friends, hit up San Francisco with my mom and sisters, and spent a weekend in Eastern Canada with my love. I so enjoy making these photo books year after year. Working on them is a labour of love, they take forever to put together, but … [Read more]
Sometimes we become so comfortable in sending out our stories on the same old channel, in the same old way, that we forget to focus on how people want to see it or interact with it. It’s like putting up a website and hoping people visit it because you think they should, and, you know, you worked really … [Read more]
“Travelling — it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” When I started this blog way back when, my goal was for it to force me to write more often, become more comfortable with writing and hopefully help me become a better writer over time. Through the years I’ve found the easiest stories to write about are my … [Read more]
You know what’s silly? Trying to book a trip to Alberta three weeks before heading there. Especially during the height of high season. Because of such silliness, the amount of time I spent contacting hotels was too damn high! — furiously shakes fist — Luckily, at some point it all sort of fell into place for us — whew … [Read more]
Chuck and I absolutely love living the road trip life. We’ve tackled quite a bit of this magnificent country by car (west coast in 2010, east coast in 2014, Ontario in 2015), but we haven’t road tripped so much here at home in Manitoba. Before you begin throwing shade and shame at us, we are trying to … [Read more]
Weekend getaways are the best, aren’t they? A short trip away from work, home and any type of responsiblity is just the ticket to rejuvinating the soul. Our latest adventure took us to Ottawa and Niagara over the Thanksgiving weekend to experience one of the loveliest times of year. We started in Ottawa, road tripped to the Niagara … [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]