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Boating down Memory Lane…

I went on a boat ride about 4 years ago around Howe Sound, which is probably one of the most beautiful places I can think of, and I’ve been to a lot of truly beautiful places. It’s the view you will gaze upon as you drive to up to Whistler from Vancouver. On a sunny […]

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I live in Paradise (when the sun is shining.)

Looking towards the Lions Gate Bridge and North Shore mountains. Ah, my sweet city of Vancouver. You really are pretty, aren’t you? The mountains, the ocean, the fresh air. The title of this post might be deceptive to indicate that I only like Vancouver when it’s sunny. The opposite is in fact true. I LOVE […]

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Mussel Beach, not to be confused with “Muscle Beach.”

This was our one sunny day while camping in Ucluelet this August. This is the way of the West Coast. The likelihood of clouds and rain is very good, so when you have sun… you savor every drop of it. We stayed at a campsite called Mussel Beach. I’m a total wilderness camper, and to […]

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The sea stars of Ucluelet (and one little crab!)

Oodles of tidal pools on the coast. I just got back from a fabulous camping trip to the west coast of Vancouver Island. Tofino is usually my port of call when I go, but this time we decided to make the less popular Ucluelet our home base instead. We camped at a private campground (something […]

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Booting it down the Oregon Coast.

I’ve been wondering lately why some people are compelled to blog about their travels and others aren’t. I now know 100% why I blog, because if I don’t, I forget what the hell I did and where I did it! I do remember how those places made me feel, and some of the experiences I […]

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A stroll through Sultanahmet

I’d been hearing the siren song of Turkey for a long time and couldn’t ignore it any longer. I’d originally planned to go for only 4 days while on my 6 month solo trip across Europe. But as I started to dig I discovered more things that I just had to see, so 4 days […]

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