Category Archives: travel

Thrift Mentors and Fun in Victoria, Part One

I don’t know about you but my sister and I learned to thrift from an expert: my mom. If you google what it means to “get blood from a stone”, you’ll find her bio. This is the woman who always … Continue reading

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Success on Salt Spring

My sweetheart and I recently visited Salt Spring Island for the first time. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been on nearly every other gulf island but not the biggest one! It’s a beautiful place that lived up to its … Continue reading

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Saints and Salvation

My sisters-in-law love to thrift as much as I do so we always manage to take in a couple of thrift shops when we’re together in Ottawa and always score some gems. We visited the St. Vincent de Paul shop … Continue reading

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Under a Dollar

This past week I revisited a thrift shop in the Okanagan, the hospital auxiliary thrift shop in Oliver BC. This is what I call a “classic” thrift shop: not huge, a little messy, bit of a ‘garage sale’ feel, super … Continue reading

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Thrifting on the Isle of Skye

I have to confess that I seem to have inherited a bad traveling habit from my mom: buying books. Last year when we traveled with her to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, she bought so many books we weren’t sure that … Continue reading

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Thrifting in the Outer Hebrides

My husband and I recently visited Scotland for the third time, this time focusing on the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye. I knew from previous visits that Scotland is a haven for charity shops, with even the smallest … Continue reading

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Puzzling Weather (or not…)

It’s 5C outside. The wind is howling, it’s pouring rain. And I’m on vacation. Welcome to Newfoundland in June. To be fair, it was 17C and sunny yesterday and the day before. That was Gros Morne – now I’m in … Continue reading

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