Flashback to my favourite bit of road: Jasper to Banff, Canada

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

Cairns, Australia: The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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

Grizzlies, garbage & glitter: Zero-waste life update

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

2017 counted

From a global, socio-political perspective, 2017 was a pretty shocking year. This rocky turmoil reverberated through the lives of many people I know, including myself. 2017 had its share of struggle-fests and full-pint-of-ice-cream nights. As I look back on the year, it would be easy to get stuck on what didn’t happen, the heartaches, the … More 2017 counted