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. [...]

In Photos: Lake Louise in the Spring

lake louise in spring

One of the biggest advantages of our Cross-Canada Roadtrip so far, has been the difference in traveling off-peak season has made. Sure there have been other people around, but I think we’ve dodged the massive touristy crowds. We’ve been able to just show up on a whim, without plans or bookings, and pretty much do [...]

Why we need mobile internet in Canada

My first full day waking up in Vancouver I didn't want to give in to jet lag. We went to bed when the rest of the house did around 10pm and I was awake by 7am, but decided to write about climbing Rangitoto Island before getting out of bed. While Thom and I were making breakfast, [...]

change is the only constant

Some things change consistently and are expected; the sun rises in the morning, and sets in the evening, the seasons change steadily, and I put on fresh new undies daily. We also know change can occur more sporadically, too. It can pop up, unannounced, uninvited and just like that you've just got to deal with [...]

Photo Friday! Week 48: Proverbs

peggy’s cove

This week's photo comes from Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. A friend from university came to visit me at Thanksgiving in 2008, and upon picking him up from the airport, iconic Peggy's Cove was our first stop. As we ate a traditional seafood chowder for our nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner, this little plaque caught my eye with a [...]

Photo Friday! Week 47: Central Park NYC

#FriFotos Trees at central park in winter

In 2010 I briefly returned home for less than two weeks. On my way back to New Zealand, my flights resembled that of the route the milkman would take, stopping here there and everyone in between my start and finish. I'd all but gotten started on my long journey across the globe, flying from Halifax [...]

Photo Friday! Week 46: Cable Bay Morning

#FriFotos Trees at Cable Bay NZ

Located on the east coast of New Zealand, the sun rises over one of the many stunning beaches in Northland. I got this photo of Cable Bay on a run one morning. Cable Bay beach on a sunny morning, Far North, January 2010  

#FriFotos: Take a Peek at these PEAKS

Mitre Peak NZ

#FriFotos is a weekly photo forum by @EpsteinTravels @TravelDesigned @CharlesYap. The theme is revealed every Tues 12pm ET. I quite enjoy finding some of my travel photos that fit into the given category. A few weeks ago, I got creative with the FALL theme (and not one picture of leaves). Last night I came across [...]


Oh NZ sun, you are cruel.. Read #21 for the story What is serendipity? Truthfully, I'd heard it, but never really thought about what it meant. Until recently I realised that it could possibly be the best word to summarise my life! In the past 27 years (okay maybe even the past 4 specifically) I've [...]

Photo Friday! Week 44: Gastown Clock

Gastown Clock, Vancouver BC

Fly the entire length of Canada, coast to coast, then across the whole Pacific, and then a domestic flight from Auckland to Dunedin. Being the east coast girl that I am, I'd never been west of Windsor, Ontario; on my way to New Zealand in 2009, I saw the opportunity to explore just little bit [...]