Weekly Inspiration (January 08, 2017)

Your strength, power, radiance are perhaps like this tree ~ visible and vibrant against the white snow but you’re feeling defeated maybe even helpless against the bitter cold and can’t see it. Perhaps it seems like the nights are getting longer and that winter will go on forever. But this isn’t A Song of Ice…

Weekly Travel Inspo (January 1, 2017)

The beginning of the year is a great time to be reminded that “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

2016 in Review

I don’t think that it would be hyperbole to say that 2016 has been an epic and magical year for me and I am amazed still by all that has happened.  Here’s my year in review…

Life, Love, Travel and the Pursuit of Celebrating Canada’s Birthday 

Did you know that 2017 will mark the big 1-5-0 for Canada?   And in true Canadian fashion,  “Canada’s gift to you, the 2017 Discovery Pass will provide free admission for the entire year to Parks Canada places from coast-to-coast to coast!” Yes so click here for your Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass!  This is…

Life, Love, Travel, and My Wish For You

I have been so lucky in my life, really so often I think probably luckier than I have any right to be.  So in this holiday season, it seems right that what I want is actually for you:

10 Money Tips to Help You Travel Better (and Cheaper)

Obviously I saved money but that was only part of how I was able to travel for so long and to so many places.  These are tips that I personally used/did and are geared towards how to best maximize your money for travel: from how to save $ to how not to spend any money…

Life, Love, Travel & the Pursuit of the Last, Best Hope

My last post was about why travel matters, so this post is dedicated to why home, specifically the US, matters. Somewhere along my travels, I started to develop a deep love and appreciation for the states. Maybe it’s because I spent so much time talking to people everywhere in the world about this country, our…

Life, Love & the Pursuit of Why Travel Matters  

It’s simple: travel is necessary.  Take a trip and let it inspire you.  Or awe you.  Or change you fundamentally.  Or go away to lose yourself.  Or maybe to find/redefine yourself.  Or to learn your strengths and/or weaknesses.  Or to have beliefs challenged or validated.  To be exposed to a world that is so different…