A MOMENT IN PARIS

A MOMENT IN PARIS

I met my friend for a walk the other day, but not before "un café et croissant" at a favourite french bakery, "Beaucoup", seriously delicious! After calculating the damage, calories that is, a walk was definitely in order. When it's a gorgeous sunny day outside in Vancouver, you jump at the chance to hit the [...]

A KAYAKING TRIP

A KAYAKING TRIP

An invitation to go kayaking with friends landed us at a remote base camp on Hanson Island, northeast of Vancouver Island, in Johnstone Strait. During the summer months, the waterway is a busy feeding ground to many Orcas, Humpback, Grey, Fin and Minke whales, as well as; dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, seals, eagles and the [...]

TULUM

TULUM

Tulum sounds like it should be the answer to a Jeopardy question, "What is Mexico's trendiest resort?" Tulum is a region in Mexico, 120 km south of Cancun,  known as the Riviera Maya, a stretch of coast that includes beaches, jungles, and Mayan ruins.  Tulum is the ultimate spot for those seeking an easy, cost-effective trip to [...]

San Francisco

San Francisco

Tony Bennet sang, "I left my heart in San Francisco",  it's easy to understand why.  For starters, San Francisco, with its iconic Golden Gate bridge, cute cable cars, ocean breeze and sunny climate, how can you not fall in love? There are many layers to this vibrant city, the show-stopping architecture alone could keep you [...]

Harbour Island

Harbour Island

So many places and clearly not enough time for my travel writing, that said, I have a few posts to catch up on. So, while it's still fresh in my mind, I would love to share my recent trip this past February to the Bahamas. Anyone who knows me knows that this is my "happy [...]

Paris

Paris

If you've been following me, you know that Paris is absolutely one of my favourite cities.  Spending a month in Paris two summers ago, confirmed this love.  I can't explain my infatuation, perhaps I lived here in a past life, whatever the reason, Paris feels like home for me.  So when I write about my favourite [...]

Montréal

Montréal

I left a very unseasonably warm Vancouver for a very chill Montreal, and I mean this in every sense of the word.  This isn't my first visit to this unique French Canadian city, and if I'm completely honest, I can't help feeling I've only scratched the surface. Leaving me wondering, what am I missing? With [...]

Pied a terre

Pied a terre

One of the first questions everyone asks me is, where did you stay in Paris?  With so many options, Airbnb, Vrbo and local rental agencies, it was hard to decide.  In the end, I chose "Lodgis", no particular reason except that I thought they had a great selection of affordable options, which was key for [...]

d’Orsay

d’Orsay

If you had only one day in Paris to spend at a museum, consider going to the Musee d'Orsay.  I know what you're thinking, but what about the Louvre?  Yes, the Louvre is absolutely amazing when you have the time.  The vastness is overwhelming and needs to be planned in advance, not to mention, unless [...]