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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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. 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: 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. Aย heart.

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Life in Colour: July – Blue

Another month, another Life in Colour Photo Challenge. In July, we are looking at Blue. I’ve had a serious case of the “travel blues” these days so most of my selection was found from browsing old trip albums. This month we will be looking for Blue. A primary colour that we look upon almost every day.…

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Life in Colour: June – White

This month’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge theme is a special one. We are looking at images of White and it seems that I have quite a few to share. White is technically not a colour, white light comprises all hues on the visible light spectrum. White is the lightest colour and is achromatic (having no hue). White…

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On this day: Rome to Amalfi via Naples, Italy

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On June 8, 2018, I was at the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Following a whirlwind day in Florence, we returned to our hotel in Rome in late evening and hopped into bed. The next morning, we awoke early to…

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