10 things to do in and around Vancouver, British Columbia

I‘m in full-on planning mode for our upcoming trip to Vancouver — our first long distance travel since the pandemic started. I lived in Vancouver for several years, but Mr. Chuckles has never been out to western Canada, so I will be serving as the ex-local travel guide for this trip. Being the planner that…

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Travel plans for 2022

Hello, folks! It sure has been awhile since I’ve updated this blog, but things are looking brighter for 2022 in terms of travel. Since our last international trip to Cambodia and Vietnam shortly before the pandemic, we have not ventured outside of the province, let alone the country. We went on one short trip to…

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Life in Colour: December – Kaleidoscope

As we wrap up the year, I’m sharing my final Life in Colour Photo Challenge of 2021. The world is a kaleidoscope of colour, so let’s celebrate that with the most bright and colourful images we can find. Thank you to Jude for leading this challenge and inspiring us to take some time to admire…

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Dog friendly excursions in Toronto

As you know, we welcomed a Shih Tzu puppy into our home this past summer. Gizmo has brightened our lives immensely in the midst of a gloomy couple years, and has quite successfully distracted me from the disappointment of still not being able to resume travelling. We’ve spent the last four months exploring dog-friendly places…

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Life in Colour: November – Black/Grey

Before we head into the holiday season with its bright hues, we are spending November looking at Black and Grey for this month’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge. Black is not a colour at all. Theoretically it is the absence of all colour. Yet black is distinctive. Lines are bolder, shadows deeper, colours brighter against…

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Life in Colour: October – Orange

For October’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge, we are looking at Orange. One of the most vibrant colours, orange is zingy and fresh. It’s a warm colour, friendly and inviting. Soft at dawn, but louder at sunset. From the palest of peaches and apricots through to copper, rust, salmon-pink and terracotta, the range of orange…

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Life in Colour: September – Gold

As summer comes to a close, we welcome a new Life in Colour Photo Challenge. This month, we are looking for shades of Gold. Gold is the colour of wealth, of power, of gods. Gold-leaf applied to paintings, gold crowns and coins. But look also for golds in the natural world, a fish, a sunset…

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Life in Colour: August – Red

In August’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge, we are searching for shades of Red. One of the primary colours, red often indicates danger. It is pure energy, loud, demanding to be seen. Think of a red ladybird, a red rose, autumn leaves and a sunset. Passion. A heart.

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Travel Blogger Q&A with Undaunted Adventure

Originally posted on Undaunted Adventure :
One of my goals for Undaunted Adventure this year is to interview a variety of fellow travel bloggers, vloggers and podcasters. I’ll be releasing a Q&A each month, and this month?Jess from I’ve Bean Travelling?took some time to answer some questions all about her blog, travel experiences and tips for…

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My travel distraction: Gizmo the Shih Tzu

Hi folks. I’ve been neglecting my travel/food blog and social media lately. This is why. Last week, we welcomed home our little Shih Tzu puppy, named Gizmo after the mogwai in the movie Gremlins. Gizmo loves to cuddle, bite at my feet, and sleep 18 hours per day. I’m pretty sure she knows her name,…

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