The best gifts to give for Christmas

The best gifts to give at Christmas

Lately I’ve seen plenty of ‘gift-giving guides’ floating around the internet, featuring ideas of what to buy for that person who loves to travel. Tis the season and all, right?  Instead, how about a guide for the frugal traveller, or soon to be traveller, to combat the pressures of the holiday and still leaving you feeling [...]


Dumping Day in Yarmouth

dumping day in yarmouth

Saturday morning the first alarm sounded at 4:30am, another 5 minutes later just to be sure the snooze button didn't get the better of either (or both) of us.. Thom ambled out of bed to get dressed in his many layers and I squeezed my eyes  shut, mustering all the energy I could to get [...]


Travelling into 2014: 2 months of travel plans

Fishing boats in Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Hey! Thanks for stopping by, I know things have been a bit quiet around here lately and for that I apologize. After a less than fruitful job search for something “in my field of expertise” back in August, I was blessed to stumble upon work for both Thom and I together, picking apples at local [...]


I dyed running: Run or Dye at Ski Martock

Run or Dye at Ski Martock

For some people, waking up extra early on a Saturday morning to go running doesn't sound like fun. This wasn't the first time I've been considered somewhat crazy since I took up running in New Zealand.  last year I did a half marathon in a dress as  fund raiser to send girls in Africa to [...]


First Impressions of Picking and Packing


If I move too quickly my hair gets caught and matted amongst twigs and branches above me, holding me back by surprise. The weight on my shoulders increases with every new handful, making bending over feel like even more of a backbreaking event. I reach my bare arm through the rough branches, ignoring the pain [...]


Finding a Job in Nova Scotia


For almost a month I enjoyed the sunshine, the fresh water, the freedom of cottage life bliss. Then the nagging feeling started creeping up on me, the next thing I knew I was scouring job listings, revamping my resume, writing cover letters, sending emails; I was up to my elbows in frustration and I’d only [...]


Chill out on the run with the Nova Scotia Jeep Club

Nova Scotia Jeep Club crawling over rocks

2006 was the last time Dad and I got out on the trails with the boys of the Nova Scotia Jeep Club… That’s seven years ago now! Since we arrived back in Nova Scotia, I've been spending my time catching up with family and friends I haven't seen in YEARS, which has been simply lovely. [...]


Free Things to do: Beautiful Day Walks in Jasper


The sun had long since set by the time we pulled into the township of Jasper in Jasper National Park. It was Victoria Day, and holiday-makers had deserted the picturesque escape town, in fact there was hardly anyone around. Once again we were faced with the tireless task of seeking out a safe place to [...]


Made it Across Canada


I was giddy with excitement last Friday - like a kid on Christmas morning who wakes up ridiculously early and has to wait for everyone else before the fun can start excited. I woke up early, at 5am before the sun and before my 2 year old cousin, and just couldn't sleep. It was the [...]