May 19, 2018

One never knows what the day will hold or where your children will go. Our oldest first went North all the way to Tuktoyaktuk, then to the little village of  Joussard. But none of the job postings in the north or in Alberta could offer one essential thing. A continuing contract! So one must look els...

July 1, 2016

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June 27, 2016


Travelling solo?

Yes please! 

Iceland is the country at the top of all those lists: Best Place in the world to live, happiest place in the world and the all important safest place in the world.

I would also add easiest place to travel to and in.

I used the company Reykjavik Excursions on my...

April 13, 2016

The ferry pulled into the docks at Athens. We were finally in Greece and the crew gave us our passports back as promised. We had made a lot of new friends on board and some advised us not to spend a lot of time in Athens.  Sean and I were prepared to hate Athens. But in fact we quite enjoyed the anc...

April 11, 2016

Getting to our favourite travel destination is sometimes a waiting game. But there are some wonderful writers that can take us there before the date on  our boarding pass. Here are 10 writers I live vicariously through.


Author: Martin Walker

Title: Bruno, Chief of Police Series:

Genre: Cr...

April 3, 2016

There are many reasons to go to France. The French cities are amazing but getting off the beaten track and into the countryside is were you will experience the diverse French culture

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March 20, 2016

Our trip in 1986 was inspired by one event. That would be Sean and I watching the movie Summer Lovers. After which  I figured we needed to get to Crete and Santorini Greece as soon as possible .

It was now December 1986 and the train had dropped us in Venice so we could catch a ferry to Athens....

March 13, 2016

When getting off the train in Amsterdam Sean and I notice immediately how different it is from London. Amsterdam is sunny, young and bright, the commuters on their clickity bicycles are wearing colours! Turquoise and yellow, with their blonde hair flapping behind them. This place is cheerful and bri...

March 6, 2016

22 years have past since our first trip to Paris. We are now a party of 4 and seem to always have a adventure planned. We (really me) decided that a trip to Paris was a must in the summer of 2008 this would be our 5th time to the city.

I figured what I was doing wrong was not staying long enough. We...

February 27, 2016

It is now 12 years later from when Sean and I first ventured to Europe in 1986 and we are now living in the UK doing a teacher exchange with the CTEP.

We had a whole year of school breaks ahead of us. Our first one is 6 weeks into the school year , October 1998.  Hannah is just 5 years old and can re...

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