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The Un-Planning Guide to Cycle Touring Europe

10. February 2014


Cycle Touring

My last post about trip planning for our upcoming cycle tour of Europe was all about the work we had to do in order to be ready to hit the road again. You might think that we have been feverishly poring over cycling resources, mapping out our route, and planning how the heck we’re going [...]

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I Did It! I Wrote a Book!

20. January 2014


I Did It! I Wrote a Book!

I did it. It’s done. I have actually produced something that is of use to people. Yay!! I told you last week about how Howard and I had to make our peace and it turns out that our new partnership is working well. I’m proud of how this has turned out, I’m super pleased with [...]

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Pssst…I’m Writing A Book!

13. January 2014


How to find the perfect vacation rental

I read a fabulous post this week on about why procrastinators procrastinate. It is, by far, the best, funniest, most accurate account of procrastination I have ever read. Go ahead and read it; no, it’s not procrastination if I ask you to read it.  Why Procrastinators Procrastinate There’s a follow up post about how to beat [...]

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Trip Planning: How Do You Do It?

16. December 2013


Trip Planning

  As the New Year bears down our upcoming cycle tour gets closer and closer. Yay for that! Come January we are going to be hip deep in trip planning and figuring out all the things that we need to get done before getting on that plane on April 8th. There are itineraries to be [...]

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15 Great Gift Ideas For Travelers

9. December 2013


Gifts For Travlers

Having trouble finding a gift for the traveler on your list? Every year my family draws names for Christmas presents. Every year, no matter where we are, I can hear a quiet groan escape from the lips of the person who draws our name. What on earth would make a good present for someone who [...]

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Local Travel: #NaPhoPoMo – Day 29

29. November 2013

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It’s when we’re staying still that we forget that we’re still traveling. When we’re faced with the everyday we stop looking at the details that make every place unique. To combat that I am taking part in #NaPhoPoMo (National Photo Posting Month) where I will take, and post, a photo every day in November. Every day! I’ve [...]

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Guess What We’re Gearing Up For?

18. November 2013



Those were my exact words when Jason asked what I was thinking of for our next Giant Step. After leaving Thailand early and cooling our heels (quite literally now that the temperature has dropped and the snow is starting to fly!) in Canada for the winter I only know that I want to be challenged, [...]

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Taking The First Step

21. October 2013


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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On Saying Yes And Trying To Fit In

23. September 2013



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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Top 3 Big Wheels In The UK

18. September 2013

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When planning any short break to a city, I always set out to make the most of my time there by cramming all the popular attractions I can into one trip. Despite this aim, I do often come away from my city breaks saying ‘I wish I had more time’ or ‘I’d love to see [...]

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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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