25. July 2012


Flying High


I’ve said that I don’t have a bucket list, but I can honestly say that I never, in a million years, thought I would find myself in a glider high above the earth. It wasn’t even on my not-a-bucket-list! In the past I have been very fearful of flying. In fact, I relied on small prescription […]

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22. July 2012


Monday Moment: Ubud Oasis

Ubud Bungalows, Bali

I found Bali to be such a contrast sometimes. The island is stunningly beautiful; tropical rainforest and jungle serve up a menu of green not seen elsewhere, the heat becomes just about unbearable before a tropical storm moves in and breaks it throwing down an alarming amount of rain and leaving nothing but freshness behind, […]

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18. July 2012


Struck From My Not-A-Bucket List: Hiking In Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Struck From My Not-A-Bucket List: Hiking In Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

I’ve never really had a bucket list. You know, one of those lists of things that you absolutely must do before you die? I guess I don’t want to be hemmed in to only those experiences and would rather experience whatever tickles my fancy at the time. There are a couple of things, though, that I […]

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15. July 2012


Monday Moment: Luang Prabang, Laos

Riding Home From School, Near Luang Prabang

We had so much fun on this day. I don’t even know where we were, other than somewhere outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Sometimes we just rent a scooter to get out of town and see what we can find. A school was just letting out as we passed by and suddenly we were […]

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11. July 2012


Would $100 Change Your Life?

World Domination Summit 2012

It’s a small sum, right? Seriously, we spent that on dinner and drinks last night. And yet it is what will propel me through the next Giant Step. It’s not the sum, but the investment. The investment in me; that I can be more, do more, reach more. Not the amount, but the responsibility. My […]

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8. July 2012


Monday Moment: Phranang Beach, Railay, Thailand

Railay, Thailand

The sand is so soft it feels like flour. The water is an unbelievable shade of blue and is as warm as bathwater. There is nothing to do but soak up the sun, dip in the ocean, and eat sugar-salted mango from the beach vendors. Who wishes they were in Railay, Thailand right now?!

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4. July 2012


One Foot Here, One Foot…

UnOpened Boxes

Know what this is? Or this? It’s undone stuff. Unhung pictures. Still packed boxes. We’ve been here in Calgary over a year now and just haven’t bothered to completely unpack or settle in. I realized this last week when friends moved into a new house and then declared just a few short days later that […]

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1. July 2012


Monday Moment: Potato Ladies, Near Colca Canyon, Peru

Potato Ladies, Colca Canyon

Sitting in the square of the small town Cabanaconde, we waited for the start of our Colca Canyon trek. It was a quiet, hot day and we longed to get started so we could reach the much cooler bottom of the canyon. Across the way a potato market was underway. Traditionally dressed women sold their […]

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27. June 2012


Practicing Ramen Slurping

Slurping Japanese Ramen

I open the door spilling warm, steamy air out into the street. It’s an unseasonably cold, wet and miserable day in springtime Calgary; I step inside and let the warmth embrace me. “Irashaimase”, comes the gentle call from chefs and waitstaff alike. Welcome. Taking a seat at the bar where I can see the chefs […]

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24. June 2012


Monday Moment: Chicken Man, Poon Hill Trek, Nepal

Chicken Man, Poon Hill Trek

You know, I never really thought about it, but there isn’t much in the way of refrigeration in the Himalayas. Chickens can’t breed at this altitude so they are brought in from below. We caught up to this guy about three days into the Poon Hill trek in Nepal.  He didn’t smell so great but then, […]

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20. June 2012


Saving For Travel

Saving For Travel

You know that I don’t think it’s ‘luck’ that allows a person to travel. I think you have to have your eye on the prize, be willing to make sacrifices, and save, save, save! Travel doesn’t have to be expensive; and saving for travel doesn’t have to be painful. The cost of a trip varies […]

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