Category Archives: travel

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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Great Things in Store

I’m traveling on the other coast for a couple of weeks, my hubby and I are taking my mom on another bucket list trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Now, my mom instilled in me and my sister a love … Continue reading

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A Peace Minded Traveler

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favourite people, a friend and fellow writer and someone who always challenges me as he challenges the norms of society. Aiden Enns is the founder and editor of an award-winning … Continue reading

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Victory in Victoria

I’ve visited the lovely city of Victoria many times and love it. It’s a beautiful city – fitting for the provincial capital, methinks – plus I have a very good friend I meet there for lunch most times, which always … Continue reading

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Delight and Disappointment in Page

Last week, I told you about our stay in the Grand Canyon where we paid $270+ for a pedestrian but conveniently located motel room in the park. By contrast, when we visited Page, Arizona, we chose to rent a townhouse … Continue reading

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Traveling Grand on a Shoe String

Travel always has a cost but if you love seeing the world, experiencing different geographies and cultures, then the cost is always worth it. Still, there are ways to make a trip affordable, even for thrifty folks like us. Last … Continue reading

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