My Top 5 Favourite Countries


Another Top 5 for ya! This time round will be my favourite countries that I’ve wandered about. This differs from my favorite cities because in many cases I have only seen one city within a country. This in turn does not always give me a feel for the whole nation.  Of the countries listed, I have… Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Man-Made Sights


Last month I posted about My Top 5 Cities to Wander. This month my Top 5 is about man-made places or things. These places or works of art hold a special place in my memories, my heart, and bring a smile to my lips. Michelangelo’s Slave and Bound Slave, Louvre Museum (Paris) – I have… Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Cities to Wander


The Internet is riddled with Top 5 lists or whichever number is trending so I figure I will post one too. Where does this wanderer like to wander? Aside from just about everywhere I do have some faves. As I continue to traverse the globe I suspect this list will change though this is the… Continue Reading →

Top Five – My Hong Kong Favs


Still relishing in my Hong Kong travel memories I have decided to post a Top Five of  my favourite places/things about Hong Kong: Man Mo Temple Nan Lian Garden Mong Kok Flower Market Lantau Island Craft Beer– (Everywhere) – The craft beer scene in Hong Kong is great! Many many places serving local brews. I… Continue Reading →

50 Questions


50 Questions eh? Sure, why not?! I am obliging to Jules request over at My Mom Is A Whack Job to copy and answer these and link back to her. Keeping in the same spirit, you do the same. Okay, here goes:1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes yes yes! On stuff, alone, mixed in a… Continue Reading →

Atop A Man-Made Perch


Here is an informative article that I wrote for my travel writing class in March 2009. I have to say that this is a great way to see Vancouver! ATOP A MANMADE PERCH: THE VANCOUVER LOOKOUT See Vancouver from a different vantage point by visiting The Vancouver Lookout. Located at the top of the SFU… Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Machu Picchu, Peru


Situated in a mountaintop 50 km / 50 mi northwest of the Peruvian city of Cusco is an old Incan citadel that has captivated tourists and travellers alike since it was re-discovered by Hiram Bingham in July 1911.What he though was the “Lost City of the Incas” was in fact Machu Picchu. Considered by many to… Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Busan, South Korea


Updated in July 2022Originally published Aug 18,2018 South Korea’s second largest city, found in the southeast of the country, is the relaxed oceanside city of Busan. Blending urban landscapes with chill beaches and picturesque mountains lends this city of over 3.5 million inhabitants a vibrant yet down-to-earth feel, at least from what I understand (I… Continue Reading →

Road Trippin’ – Penticton, BC


There is nothing quite like a road trip, be it cruising along the highway solo or heading on the open road, music blaring while laughing with your friends and family. Canada’s westernmost province of BC (which I call home) has an abundance of places to get the wheels spinning while taking in stellar scenery and… Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Okinawa, Japan


An archipelago of 113 islands, Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan. Historically the region was known as the Ryukyu Kingdom and had ties to China and later to Japan. This history has given Okinawa its own distinct culture and language and is the where karate has its roots. When the Ryukyu Kingdom was annexed… Continue Reading →

I Was Pickpocketed In Naples!


Yep, you read that right! I was pickpocketed in the Italian city that is known for this frequent act. I am officially another pickpocketed statistic. Now, before I go any further with my tale of unknowingly having my purse lightened of approximately $13 Canadian dollars I want to stress, that despite this unfortunate occurrence, I… Continue Reading →

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