I have made huge strides in many areas of my life since trying to go zero-waste and plastic free – like my zero waste swaps in the bathroom and successes in the kitchen. My 2018 goal is to work through my existing beauty products, which are heavy on the plastic, and by the end of … More Plastic-free, zero-waste makeup: 2018 challenge
I was taken by what Singapore had to offer during the day, but in my opinion, Singapore is a city that sparkles when the sun goes down. The SuperGrove of trees, part of the Gardens by the Bay are one of the most iconic sight in Singapore, and these high-tech “trees” are best enjoyed at … More Singapore by night
I landed in Singapore on a steamy hot day in late-October. I (unfortunately) didn’t take full advantage of the legendary airport, but I was excited to see what this city had to offer. It was immediately obvious that Singapore was an interesting mix of cultures – Asian with a distinctly European feel, reflecting a long … More Singapore by day
As mentioned in my previous post, most of my memories of Brisbane are consumed in my koala cuddle. However, I did see a bit more of the city as I wandered a little – by foot and by boat. I discovered that the City of Brisbane has free ferries that troll up and down the river (this … More A bit of Brisbane by boat!
Eight years ago, I took a road trip with my grandma in Alberta and British Columbia, to visit family and celebrate a wedding. Nearly a decade later, this continues to be the most beautiful road I have ever driven and I still think about this road and the astonishing beauty of Canada. My grandma was … More Flashback to my favourite bit of road: Jasper to Banff, Canada
When I had booked flights through Brisbane, it was to accommodate meeting friends of Gemma’s, but when her travel plans changed, I learned that Brisbane was home to a KOALA SANCTUARY and thus I might as well keep my original travel plans in order to get a chance to cuddle a koala. This was literally … More Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: Brisbane
I arrived in Cairns in order to do my open water diving certification and spent several days bookending that wandering Cairns. Cairns is a pretty small city with a well-developed tourist strip along the waterfront and what seems to be pretty desolate sprawl beyond that area. It was hawt hawt hawt! The priority of my … More Cairns, Australia: The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
In our house growing up, we had an extensive and eclectic record collection. One of the vinyls was a copy of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, so I grew up enthusiastically singing in Portobello Road in my best baritone. It has been more than a decade since I have ventured to this part of London, but with the excellent … More Portobello Road: Snapshots of my London
Yes yes, we know. We throw out too much stuff and don’t recycle enough. I know we have heard these messages 10 ways till Sunday, but I still enjoy it when someone presents this information in a clever, compelling way. London recycles released some startling statistics about how much waste is produced in this country’s … More Grizzlies, garbage & glitter: Zero-waste life update
Hi friends! Most of you know that I have been participating in the 7 women – 7 challenges 2017 for the Tough Girl podcast. Over the last 12 months, Sarah has interviewed me (and 6 other rad ladies) as we prepared to take on new adventures and followed us all year to see how we … More Tough Girl podcast: Final episode!