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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. [...]

Driving the Icefields Parkway

Driving the Icefield’s Parkway

The Monday of the May long weekend began waking up in the back of our Ford Explorer at Williams Lake in Revelstoke. Off to bit of a lazy start, we took our time packing up, and eventually headed towards Golden for lunch. A pit stop was made at Roger’s Pass, the summit of Glacier National [...]

The Jerky search in Kelowna


Not many people would make a conscious effort to search out dehydrated meat. Okay, so maybe not many people would do a lot of things that Thom and I do.  I mean, we are driving across Canada and car-camping in our Ford Explorer, after all. Our very first Canadian adventure was to the local supermarket [...]

The view from Rangitoto Summit

Even though we'd moved most of our stuff out last Thursday (I think, it's all a bit of a blur now) it was ridiculous the amount of crap that was still left without a home. We had a bit of drama sorting out where the things we were going to sell would go but in [...]

Looking back at 2012: Simply Amazing

2012 in review

Apparently I missed the memo that life happens at WARP SPEED when you're 26. As cliche as it sounds, I can't believe that another year has come and gone so quickly. Days can seem to drag on sometimes, but when I stop to think about it, I'm often left wondering BUT WHERE THE HECK HAS [...]

Photo Friday! Week 43: Mount Cook Peeking

Mount Cook NZ

Nothing but a mate, a Jucy Campa, the same 3 CDs on repeat and the open roads of the South Island. October 2010, a friend and I took a week to explore the Wild West Coast of NZ, and although we didn't get in to Mount Cook, we spotted it peeking through the clouds while [...]

doitinadress facebook cover

A big heartfelt thank you to those who've supported me in this worthy cause already! And 'a bit' may be something of an understatement... In university, I was notorious for staying up all night to write essays and papers - I perfected and aptly named this, the 'Print and Sprint', as I'd often hand things [...]

Photo Friday! Week 39: Wellington Cable Car

wellington cable car nz

Wellington is such an amazing city; it just emanates positive vibes every time I am there. In fact, I was planning to move there for a while before I got my job up north. There are so many cool things to do and see in Welly, the Cable Car being just one of them. Welllington Cable Car, [...]

Photo Friday! Week 38: Remarkables Skydive

skydive queenstown remarkables

While on the ground watching others and waiting for our turn to board a little wee plane which we would jump out of shortly thereafter, the anticipation was building to the point of no return. Jenn and I would watch the little plane take off towards the Remarkables and then shortly after minuscule dots  could be spotted [...]

overlooking rarotonga

My mind is always wandering, wondering “where to next?” and “how can I get there?” I've got to have some travel plans in the pipe line to keep me going. Right now it is currently the spring school holidays; two weeks off to recuperate from the whirlwind 11 week term that took me by storm [...]