Greetings from DC, land of the free, home of the brave and currently run by the clinically insane. When I mentioned to people our Girls Trip was tackling DC this year, the eyebrows raised and the expressions were puzzled. See that famous guy in the gif there? Yeah, that’s the face; I saw it often. But for our group … [Read more]
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]
Autumn. It’s such a lovely time of year, isn’t it? Yes, we have mornings that arrive a little too crisp, giving us Winnipeggers that instant worry about early snow. (Step off snow, it’s not your time yet.) And yes, darkness seems to descend upon our streets way too quickly each evening. Yet, this season also brings us an abundance … [Read more]
In the dark. Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart. You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it. You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes. You’re paralyzed. You’re paralyzed because “Chuck of the Corn” just leapt out of at you, scaring you witless, provoking … [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]
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Oh, who are we kidding, the Medieval age looked to be pretty much the absolute worst of times in human history. There were crippling plagues, unsanitary living conditions, insane rulers, and everyday life was full of extreme hardship, except for maybe 1% of the population. Hmmm, wait, … [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]
The absolute highlight of our “San Fran with the Fam” girls trip was hands down the day we spent touring Napa Valley. We arrived thirsty, we left cloudy. In between, we sampled wines, delighted over inspired dishes by Thomas Keller and had a Taylor Swift sing-off in the limo. Yeah, that day was a memory lifer.
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.
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]