Taking a Dip in the Devil’s Pool

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“I’m going to murder you in your sleep,” growled Rhonda.  Normally, my travelling sidekick is a rather nice girl. Kind even. Apparently I had crossed a line. “Oh come on, it’ll be fun! What could possibly go wrong?”  She peered over the edge of the 100m high cliff, the bottom of the gorge shrouded in a mist of spray, and … Read More

Twist My Arm – One More Glass of Wine in Moldova

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(Part One of Three– there’s plenty to say about Moldova!) I had a hunch when the itinerary said I’d be in a wine cellar at 9am the following day that this was going to be good. I had no idea. Welcome to Moldova. I’ll be honest – I had no idea what a Moldova was. A sweet dessert? An astronomical … Read More

Long May Your Big Jib Draw! St. John’s, Newfoundland

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Newfoundland had long whispered my name. I can’t decide whether it was the foggy, jagged coastlines, bohemian-coloured homes, witty humour, or I-have-no-idea-what-he-just-said colloquialisms, but I got myself sucked right in. And yep, I even kissed a giant dead fish. I’m not exactly sure why, but I blame the Screech. Oh, the Screech. It was a girly escape. Three friends had … Read More

Grand Junction Colorado – An Amusement Park for Your Senses

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Well this place is an absolute treat for your senses. Whether it’s the jaw-dropping scenery dazzling your eyes, the fresh peaches bursting with flavour in your mouth, or smell of fresh air while horseback riding through a canyon… unless of course you’re following Princess the horse, Grand Junction is sure to impress. See it: It was a rainy, cool day … Read More

Photo Friday – Lake Nakuru, Kenya is for the Birds

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When approaching Lake Nakuru, Kenya your eyes become confused. You can’t quite tell the where the surface of the lake is, nor can you grasp the foggy blend of pink and white. And if your attention span is anything like mine, you are suddenly distracted by a passing zebra, gazelle or worn looking water buffalo. The lake sneaks up on … Read More

A Road Trip Left to Fate

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When I turned 37, I challenged myself with a list of 37 tasks to complete during the year. You can catch up over here. This was an easy little adventure as I’m always game for a road trip: throw a dart at a map of Ontario and go there. Originally this item declared I had to go to both sides … Read More

Photo Friday – Give Peace a Chance

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Wow, it’s been a bonkers week, hasn’t it? Between a mayor who’s gone crackers and the plain old fact that it somehow turned into November, I managed to polish off a giant year-long to do list and pet a shark. And, according to my big fat liar of a driver’s license, I aged an entire year. Time for a bit … Read More

Ditch the Guidebook, Follow Your Heart Instead

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Years before I made it to Scotland, I bought a giant guidebook hoping that it would inspire me to get there someday. I read that sucker cover to cover, highlighting, dog-earing, studying and memorizing every last detail. I knew which pub to haunt, which castle would haunt me, the creepiest graveyards to tiptoe through and the most frightening of catacombs … Read More

Photo Friday – Mtae, Tanzania

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Anyone who has sat next to me for more than four minutes knows that this is one of my favourite places on the planet. Mtae is a teeny village high up in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. I can’t quite explain what it is about Mtae that captures me, but I suspect it’s a combination of things rather than one … Read More

Getting Summerfolked

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Thousands of people, arm in arm, singing, swaying, and exuding an aura of peace. Every other person is wearing tie-dye, braids and Birkenstocks are high fashion. Musicians mingle with the audience in the beer tent, colourful people dance as though possessed by fairies. Old friends embrace; new ones greet each other with a warm smile. Nope, I haven’t morphed back … Read More

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