2. May 2012

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Local Travel: Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary AB

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The weather has been dull and rainy here lately; it quite reminds me of winter back on the coast…except it’s May! Saturday was sunny though and predicted to be the only nice day in the string of days to follow so we decided to head out to one of the local breweries for a tour. [...]

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30. April 2012

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Monday Moment: Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina

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This isn’t the craziest road we drove on. I think the road from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal was crazier but I think that was because the vehicles were older and the drivers cared less (I’m afraid I have no pictures as I was terrified and clinging onto whatever I could find that was solid). [...]

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26. April 2012

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I’m So Proud Of You

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Five small words that, aside from the big three (I love you), are some of the most powerful words we can put together. I was reminded of this recently as I chatted with a friend who is experiencing what she says is ‘the universe finally shining down on her’ and offering some great opportunities but [...]

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23. April 2012

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Monday Moment: Feeding The Birds, Vancouver BC

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I love Vancouver. I love that I can walk the entire downtown area and pop out at the end of Denman Street right onto English Bay. It’s a quintessential Vancouverite thing to do; grab a coffee, hit the beach and head towards the Stanley Park Seawall. Rain or shine you’ll have plenty of company.

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19. April 2012

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Creating An Itinerary For Japan

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I opened the guidebook excited that I had set aside the rainy afternoon to plan out the itinerary for our upcoming trip to Japan. I closed it about 10 minutes later completely overwhelmed. I had no idea where to start. I’ve been wanting to go to Japan for years and, reading the book, it all [...]

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16. April 2012

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Monday Moment: Hanover, Germany

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  Like much of Hanover the¬†Aegidien Church was destroyed during World War II. Most of the city was rebuilt and it remains one of the more modern cities in the country. The church, however, was never rebuilt but stays in ruin as a memorial to the ravages as war.  

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12. April 2012

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I Want To ‘Go With Oh’ To London!!

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You know how sometimes when you’re traveling there just isn’t enough time to fit everything in? You feel like you are rushing, maybe your plane is leaving a day earlier than you had thought? Ya, that’s where I’m at with London. Oh, how I want to do it justice; really tour around and give it [...]

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12. April 2012

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I Want To ‘Go With Oh’ To Florence!

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Florence (or Firenze as it’s called in Italian, which sounds so much better don’t you think?) is the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy. Tuscany conjures up images of complete relaxation for me. Great architecture surrounded by great landscapes within which I will enjoy great food and wine. I imagine it to be a [...]

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12. April 2012

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Wide Open Spaces

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I love wide open spaces. Although I grew up on the coast, where big mountains and big trees dominate,  I have always loved staring out over the ocean. I like being able to see forever over the water. I realized, as we traveled, that one of my favorite things to do was to just stare [...]

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10. April 2012

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I Want To ‘Go With Oh’ To Paris!!

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I’ve found the perfect apartment in Paris. An apartment in Paris!! To think I could even consider such a thing but, really, I think an apartment is the only way to go in this city-that-exists-to-be-a-city-not-to-be-your-playground. Come on in. I thought for this episode of ‘Go With Oh and Gillian’ we could find five things to [...]

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9. April 2012

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Monday Moment: Delhi, India

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Usually in cities we like to either walk or take public transit to where we want to go. Niether was possible in Delhi. Walking anywhere was next to impossible with the pollution and crowds and dirt and smells…believe me we tried. With no public transit available we took to using autorickshaws to get everywhere. Yes, [...]

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