Tag Archives: travel

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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Thrift Score in Oban

Not sure if you‘re aware of this but it rains in Scotland, eh? We went for a walk on the “golf course” in Iona (a cow\sheep pasture where the biggest hazard is the huge cow paddies and sheep poop you … 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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Faldas, Sinhs and Putting my Money where my Mouth is

This is a post about fabric, similarities and differences between cultures and the real cost of fashion. In 2008, I had the extraordinary opportunity to visit Laos through my work with MCC. Part of my experience there was a village … Continue reading

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The Staycation

This is the first time in nearly 10 years that we have not travelled to Oliver, BC for a summer holiday. This is the week that I would normally be there, sitting at the beach, checking out local thrift shops, … Continue reading

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Thrift to the Rescue

I’ve blogged about travel and thrift a few times, including this time when a friend blogged about how thrift shops provided her baby with clothes when the family went on holidays and forgot the baby’s clothing at home. I had … Continue reading

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An MCC Thrift Shop Mall? Yes, please.

So I don’t know what else Souderton, PA is famous for but in Mennonite circles it’s famous for the MCC Care and Share Thrift Shoppes. This is a serious thrift operation. There’s a thrift furniture shop… A thrift book store… … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Thrift

One of the cooler things about working for a non-profit that has thrift shops is going to visit those thrift shops when you travel. Last week I was in Akron, Pennsylvania, home of Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) home office. Happily, … Continue reading

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Tuff City Thrift

I had the wonderful pleasure of a mid-December getaway with my sweetheart to the breathtakingly beautiful Tofino, BC, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It’s basically the last stop before Japan. It was a stormy weekend, so we had … Continue reading

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