Landing in Reykjavik, Iceland

It was sad to leave London after an eventful week, but I was excited to make our way to Iceland for the adventure portion of our trip. I have had Iceland on my travel wish list for years and was finally getting my chance to visit the incredible Land of Fire and Ice. We departed…

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Afternoon tea and Churchill War Rooms

Following a full day in London, we continued on with our busy itinerary. On this day, I had originally booked us tickets to tour the Buckingham Palace State Rooms and we were also planning to watch the changing of the guard. Unfortunately, the palace was closed to visitors immediately after news of the Queenโ€™s death…

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Sky Garden, Tower of London, & Westminster Abbey

Despite my scratchy throat rapidly evolving into a full blown head cold, I pushed through our jam-packed first full day in London. We awoke early in the morning and crossed London Bridge toward our first stop of the day, Sky Garden. Along the way, we admired some views overlooking the River Thames and the London…

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Landing in London: Borough Market and Covent Garden

We departed to London on an overnight flight from Toronto via Icelandair. Because we had booked with the Stopover in Iceland program, we had a short layover in Reykjavik and tiny preview of Iceland before travelling onward into London. As I mentioned in my last post, I had some concerns about being caught up in…

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Return of the Canadian National Exhibition

The Labour Day long weekend is a bittersweet time for us. It marks the end of summer but also the start of shoulder season for travel, which is when we usually take our trips — including our highly anticipated visit to London and Iceland coming up very soon. At least this year, we were able…

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A dozen things to do in London, UK

With our trip to London, UK fast approaching in just over a month, I have been in active trip planning mode. As we get ready to cross the pond for our first international trip since the pandemic started, I’ve spent lots of time browsing Reddit /travel, Tripadvisor forums, and travel blogs, and have come up…

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Seaplanes and Long Beach in Tofino, Vancouver Island

After a couple days on the mainland, we went on to my most anticipated excursion of our trip in British Columbia. Throughout my years living in BC, I had not had the opportunity to visit the west coast of Vancouver Island, so this was finally my chance. Flying on the seaplane Tofino is a small…

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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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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. Itโ€™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: 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. Aย heart.

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