About me: Kia Ora, I'm Kate! I'm a proud Canuck, as I come from the East Coast of Canada, and I've followed my dreams of both becoming a teacher and travelling, to New Zealand! I live in the stunning Far North in the Land of the Long White Cloud and after being here nearly 4 year years, I now also consider myself to be a Kiwi! I write about my expat experiences and abroad.
Tofino is easy to love
The 5 hour drive from the big city instantly reminded me of living in Ahipara – secluded and remote, but worth it. The drive itself, mountainous and scenic through ranges with no cell phone coverage, was reminiscent of heading towards Milford Sound, except without the intense dramatic landsca... Fri, 17 May 2013 13:12:31
A Step back in time: A Photo Tour of Fort Langley While staying with a family friend in Surrey, we had the opportunity to gain some local knowledge and step back in history 200 years to the birthplace of British Columbia. It was one of those unplanned, go with the flow opportunities that left a lasting impression on me. Fort Langley was the ... Thu, 16 May 2013 14:45:02
Why we roll with the punches: Allowing flexibility in our ?plans?
Plans guidelines and intentions are great. Having a set itinerary of where we’ll be and when is surely useful for friends and family keeping track of us and expecting our visits. But what about the places you don’t expect to fall in love with, and want to stay a little bit longer? Or th... Wed, 15 May 2013 18:45:31
We?ve got the wheels, now help us decide where to go and what to see?
Or is it? I know how the saying goes. I’ve been not planned, and I’ve felt the chaos. On the other hand, I’ve also been incredibly well planned, only to have one minor detail derail the whole scheme, and then been left to ‘wing it’. After a year of training, 3 full yea... Mon, 13 May 2013 15:27:38
The adventures of buying a used car in Canada Ah, the freedom of having your own wheels. Nothing beats being able to take off when you please, to wherever your little heart desires. Whether its to the shop when you’re out of something, or on a road trip of any length. It wasn’t until I’d finished my 5 years at university that ... Mon, 13 May 2013 00:33:55