Tag: Canada

Shake your Beaver Tail on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

Shake your Beaver Tail on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
It might be a case of FOMO, but no matter in which country we live, El and I try to keep a tourist mentality.  Why live in a cool new place if you’re just going to do the same things you could easily do back home? Since we’ve been in Toronto, some of our Canadian... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff, on the Icefields Parkway, or narrowly missing a grizzly bear in Jasper? Check out the posts at the links! After invoking the spirit of Tenzig Norgay during an uphill climb through a snowstorm, and finally reaching the Watchtower campsite in Jasper National Park, El and I ate dinner with Jenny, a fellow... Read more »

O, Canada! Updates from up north: Life umbrellas, cross-country Canada, & the gift-wrapping Grinch

It’s been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely lonely lonely time… since I did a life update blog post that is!  The last one was back in June, and so much has happened since then that it makes the ol’ noggin spin.  So let’s get on with the show, eh?... Read more »
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Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff or on the Icefields Parkway? Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the Canadian Rockies Road Trip at the links! Growing up, my family didn’t camp. Don’t get me wrong, I was extremely hashtagblessed to go on some pretty incredible vacations as a kid, but we were strapping goggles to our face instead... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 2: Ice Icefields Parkway, Baby

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 2: Ice Icefields Parkway, Baby
Miss our adventures in Banff?  Check out Part 1 of our Canadian Rockies Road Trip! El and I have taken some pretty epic road trips in our eight years of marriage: from  our WWII Road Trip to cruising along Ireland’s western coast to our 16-day odyssey through the Balkans where we almost died in a Macedonian... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff
Not gonna lie; it’s been a stressful past few months.  Work was been super busy, we found out that our landlord was selling the house we were renting to his daughter so we had to move, and I was in Chicago for two weeks helping my mom recover from surgery to remove what we know now... Read more »
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Green Gables or Bust: Road Trippin' through Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia

Green Gables or Bust: Road Trippin' through Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia
I’ve been a bookworm since I was a little kid, when I’d get lost in the Little House on the Prairie books and that children’s Bible where the characters had the weird googly eyes. Besides being hypnotized by Moses et al, one of my all-time favorite book series was Anne of Green Gables.  Even though I’m... Read more »

West Coast, Best Coast: Adventures in Vancouver

West Coast, Best Coast: Adventures in Vancouver
I’ve wanted to visit Vancouver ever since the 2010 Winter Olympics.  NBC’s sweeping shots of the city, surrounded by water and snow-capped mountains, made Vancouver look like it was something out of a travel Instagram account.  Of course, Instagram didn’t exist back then so you knew that shit was all #nofilter.  As with our Montreal trip,... Read more »

O, Canada: Employment, Adventure, and One helluva Stanley Cup Championship ride

O, Canada: Employment, Adventure, and One helluva Stanley Cup Championship ride
Holy crap, I’ve been bad with blog updates lately.  And by ‘lately’, I of course mean the last three months.  To all two maybe three of my blog readers: my sincere apologies for the delayed posting.  You deserve not to wait for your dose of “Yo, this girl is a weirdo”.  And so much has... Read more »
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O, Canada!: Updates on life north of the border

We’ve just passed the four month mark for our time in Canada, and I can’t believe it’s already been that long.  FOUR MONTHS!  1.21 GIGAWATTS!  Seriously, where did the time go?  With the holidays and what not, it’s been a minute since I gave an update on life up north.  There isn’t a ton to report:... Read more »
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