21. October 2013


Taking The First Step

Taking The First Step

A week ago I was lucky enough to be asked to do a presentation at the BlissDom Canada 2013 conference. Here 400+ women (and a handful of men) gathered to dive into the inner workings of social media, discuss their on-line legacy, and push each other to be the best we each can be. It […]

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20. October 2013

Comments Off on Reasons to Visit New York City in the Fall

Reasons to Visit New York City in the Fall

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Autumn in New York. It’s a well-known phrase that has a nice ring to it and is constantly used in writing, literature, and even the movies. And there’s plenty of reason for that. Autumn in New York City is one of the most magical times of year to be in the Big Apple. The sweltering […]

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14. October 2013


Monday Moment: Sunny Fall Day


It has been unseasonably warm here in southern Ontario. This is obviously good for those of us who enjoy squeaking out the last flip flop days and sneaking one last beer on a sunny patio. It is not so good, however, for those of us who were hoping to revel in the beauty of the […]

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7. October 2013


Monday Moment: Yellow Fists In Istanbul

Yellow Fists In Istanbul

They float high on the walls during the day but descend into the street at night as shops and storefronts are shuttered. These yellow fists and bright eyes are all over the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. Created by the street artist Kripoe they lend an eerie element to the downtown core. I like that most of […]

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23. September 2013


On Saying Yes And Trying To Fit In


While circumstances dictate that we’re not travelling far right now, I’m trying to make the most of what is possible. I’ve read a few articles on the power of saying yes. They intimate that we often don’t say yes for fear of the unknown; that the activity or concept is outside of our realm of […]

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9. September 2013


Monday Moment: Frankfurt Scene

Frankfurt Scene

This. This is what is missing here in Canada. City squares with shops, and businesses, and cafes with outdoor seating. A place to gather and relax, meet up with friends, or enjoy a cocktail on the patio. We are a car culture through and through and forget about the value of open space, the aesthetic […]

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2. September 2013




One of the good things about staying in a smallish town seemingly-in-the-middle-of-nowhere are the ways that people come up with to entertain themselves. Here in Woodstock, Ontario…the Dairy Capital of Canada…it’s Cowapolooza, baby!! There were fake cows. And, of course, real cows. Balloon blowing clowns. A milking competition!! This was, for me, the most exciting […]

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12. August 2013


No Regrets


I consciously live my life from the end looking back. I don’t look forward to worry about the outcomes. Instead I look back to ensure there are no regrets. I am the old lady sitting on the porch, watching the light fade, feeling the air cool, and musing about all that I have done. It […]

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11. August 2013


Monday Moment: Thai Chilies

Thai Chilis

How hot can you take it? Markets and food stalls abound with hot red and green chilies. They are used in everything from salads to stir fries to curries. Most often the cook would ‘westernize’ the recipe for us and, where they might usually throw a handful (seriously!) in, they would only pick one or two. […]

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5. August 2013


Monday Moment: Rajasthan Desert, India

Rajasthan Camel Safari

This was one of those  quintessential travel moments. Riding camels over the desert dunes. Watching the sun set in a blaze of red and orange. The absolute stillness of the earth at that moment.

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29. July 2013

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Dream. Save. Do.

Dream. Save. Do.

When Jason and I were first looking to step out of our comfort zone in 2008 there was little information out there about leaving a ‘regular’ life behind to travel. Sure there were people who were doing what we wanted to do but blogging was in its infancy and we just couldn’t find them. We […]

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