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!