Category Archives: travel

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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Arizona Thrift

We had the privilege of helping my mom cross off a bucket-list item: a visit to the Grand Canyon. My sister, hubby and I really got the biggest benefit because mom paid for nearly all of it. (How’s that for … Continue reading

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Return to Victoria

I had another chance to accompany my hubby to the provincial capital last week and scored big at a couple of thrift shops in downtown Victoria. I’m always amazed at the number of thrift shops that populate the tourist area … Continue reading

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Lovely Thrift in Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst is a quaint little village in the heart of cottage country in Ontario, along the road between Kingston and Ottawa. In my mind, it has 3 claims to fame:                     … Continue reading

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Treasure Island

One of the things I’ve been looking forward to on this trip is a visit to the Shoard Charity Shop. Located on the little island of Whalsay (pronounced “wall zah”) it is a shop with a reputation. When doing thrift … Continue reading

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Dèanadach Alba

On Monday, I will board a plane with my dèanadach fear-cèile bound for bonnie Scotland. If Glosbe.com is to be trusted, dèanadach fear-cèile translates into “thrifty husband” – which is a very good way to describe my man, if not … Continue reading

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Penny Pinching in Portland

My sweetheart and I just got back from 4 days in Portland – the land of bicycles, parks, public transit and devotees of the “keep Portland weird” slogan. We didn’t drive our car once the whole time we were in … Continue reading

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