Category: Beauty

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Conquering History in Macedonia, Alexander the Great style

Conquering History in Macedonia, Alexander the Great style
Miss Parts 1 (Croatia), 2 (Montenegro), 3 (Albania), or 4 (Macedonia) of our 16-day Balkans road trip? Click on the links to catch up on Court’s Excellent Balkan Adventures! As an Ancient Civilizations major, you’re expected to remember hundreds of dates, but only one is drilled into you again and again:  323 BC.  That’s the year... Read more »

Stay out of the forest: Scary as hell adventures in Macedonia

It’s been a few months since the hubs and I galavanted across the Balkans in a rental car (I’m clearly the worst with blogging about it.  Shame on me), but the memories of our time in Macedonia are as strong as ever.  For instance, last night I dreamt that I was clinging to a mountain... Read more »
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Gettin' back to my roots: A Tour of Albania

Gettin' back to my roots: A Tour of Albania
Miss Parts 1 (Croatia) or 2 (Montenegro)?  Check them out at the links! Albania has been through its share of shit: invasions and occupations, Ponzi schemes by its own government, isolation, and more recently getting its name dragged through the mud by Liam Neeson’s particular set of skills.  For years, it was the ugly stepsister... Read more »

The Countess of Montenegro

Miss the Croatian leg of our 16-day Balkan road trip?  Click here to catch up! “Oh, you HAVE to go to Montenegro!” isn’t exactly a phrase you hear from your friends who’ve just returned from a European vacay.  If they’ve been at all, it’s usually as a quick stopover on a Mediterranean cruise; no one... Read more »

Islands, Waterfalls, & Game of Thrones: Four days in Croatia

Islands, Waterfalls, & Game of Thrones: Four days in Croatia
A few months ago, before we learned we were moving from London to Toronto, we decided to put together a road trip to visit the Balkans.  With each “Well, we haven’t been to ____ yet…”, two more were generated, to the point where our road trip itinerary included nine countries.  Rather than pare down our... Read more »
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Walk like a Roman on Hadrian's Wall and Courtney sacks York

I wish, WISH the word ‘Roman’ had at least one more syllable to be more of a play on words of “Walk like an Egyptian”, mostly so I could include that Aquanetted doozy of a music video in this post.  Oh, what the hell; here it is anyway: Okay, now that that’s out of my system, I... Read more »