Treasure of the B.C. Coast

While we were in Vancouver to experience the Greenheart Tree Walk and the Museum of Anthropology, we decided to visit the aquarium. Because, as I mentioned before, I’m always up for a trip to an aquarium. Since it hasn’t been that long since we visited Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, it’s difficult not to compare the… Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Towel

I don’t have a lot of experience with hot springs. In fact, most of my knowledge comes from anime, and I’m going to assume all of it is wrong. So when my in-laws suggested a couple of nights stay in a cabin near one, I was all for it. Turns out we only live about… Read more »

Under the Sea

I have a thing for jellyfish. I keep Monterey Bay Aquarium’s live jellyfish cam bookmarked for stress relief. I could probably watch jellyfish float all day and be content. (Did someone say jellyfish?) But jellyfish aren’t my only underwater loves. Aquariums are one of my favorite places to visit and I haven’t been to one… Read more »

The Local Search for Ultimate Bliss

The best way to get to know a new place is to go exploring. Though our initial months in our new town were a flurry of activity while we settled in, the summer months offered plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amazing weather. One of our favorite things to do in New Town… Read more »

Opening a New and Exciting Life Chapter

Moving across an ocean is hard. It’s slightly easier when you know people waiting for you on the other side, but that doesn’t make it any less challenging. When we left for England, we had no idea what to expect. We didn’t really know anyone on the other side of the pond, and we expected… Read more »

A Truly Impressive View

It may sound strange, but one of my favourite parts of our trip to Scotland was our drive across the country. There are some truly impressive landscapes in Scotland and I’m not sure I can do justice to them with words. A picture really is worth a thousand. After our trip to Dunnotar Castle, we… Read more »

Summer Vacation!

English schools run quite a bit later than we’re used to. Here we are at the end of July and we’ve finally reached hubby’s first full week of summer vacation! (Canadian Schools finished back in June!) They get lots of little breaks throughout the year instead (which was strange for us, but also convenient). So… Read more »

Medieval Guildford

When company came to visit from across the ocean, we put together a large itinerary that would let us hit all the major sites. But when all was said and done, we had an extra day with nothing planned. It fell at the beginning of the trip, so we decided to hit somewhere close to… Read more »

Off to See the Sights!

Since we moved to England, I’ve been looking forward to hosting visitors. My husband’s parents are working on seeing the world. They go someplace new every year. Since we happen to be living in a place they haven’t seen yet, this year they’re coming to visit! On top of that, a very good friend of… Read more »

First Port of Call

After our brief stay in London, we lugged all our suitcases back to the train station and traveled to Portsmouth. Our trip to England proved an excellent opportunity to meet with a fellow writer we met years ago on an RPG forum. He and his lady graciously offered to host us while we looked for… Read more »