Memories of London

So, I confess: I’m an Olympics junky. Moreso with the winter games, (especially considering I don’t have TV, so I can only watch this time around when I’m elsewhere or when a neighbour’s wifi is working), but still. This time around I’m getting a fair amount of nostalgia, as I’m able, for once, to say: been…

Ausable Chasm, or: How to Make a Fool of Myself

It’s been a pretty quiet few days on the travel front. So I decided: why not post about some of my many past adventures? So, a retroactive post. A couple summers ago, my friend and I decided to take a day trip to New York’s Adirondack region, where we went to Ausable Chasm. The motivation…

How to Avoid a Bad Hotel Room, or: A Night a the Sex Suite

I generally pride myself on being above-average when it comes to travel planning. I’m always the person in charge of planning group trips and vacations, and even when I travel aimlessly without plans it tends to work out well.  Occasionally, however, I defer to others’ wisdom and allow someone else to book travel plans. And…

Waterfalls, or: Friday off work

I have some innate inner force that attracts me to pretty much anywhere that is new to me. It doesn’t particularly matter what or where, if it’s a discovery and it’s new to my eyes, it works. One of my best friends drove up to Laval Friday and we decided to enjoy a sweltering hot…

Cross border shopping, or: “Welcome to New York, here is your free coffee”

Shopping.  One of my favorite activities, I’ll admit it. Even when I don’t buy anything. (Ironically, it’s NOT generally something I prioritize when travelling, unless it’s really rainy and I really can’t find anything to do). Having grown up spending summers with friends who reside with the US-Canada border in their backyards, American stores are…

Canada Day in The Capital

One of my favorite kiddie summer traditions was Canada Day in the capital, Ottawa. Biking along the canal, camping at the now-defunct LeBreton Flats Campground (site of the War Museum), enjoying the shows on Parliament Hill. A tradition of camping I managed to resurrect with 2 of my ladies for a few years, in my…