In July 2010, my husband and I left our normal life in Canada for an adventurous one abroad. Starting in Gabon, West Africa, we learnt more than we could imagine and decided to continue on this journey. Now, we're setting up life in Norway and excited to spend a few years in Scandinavia.
Travel Planning: Winter Travel High season travel in Europe often revolves around the summer. After all, children are on school vacation, the weather is more agreeable, and the increased amount of daylight is convenient. But, it also means crowded attractions, increased prices and depending on where you are, extreme heat which ... Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:04:00
Coffee Talk There was a time where the moment I got off an airplane and smelled that familiar coffee smell trailing it's way towards my gate that my heart would leap and I'd be exclaiming to Joe, "There's a Starbucks!" Living in the third world did that to me. There were no fancy cafés and there were certainly... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:20:00
Let's Talk Travel Magazines Last year, as part of Joe's birthday present, I purchased a subscription to Condé Nast Traveler. Every month both of us would look forward to a new magazine showing up in the postbox and it was great inspiration as we planned our travel throughout the year. At the end of the summer, I started rece... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:00:00
Where to Stay in Istanbul It's been months since our trip to Istanbul and since I wrote my first post, post-trip. It was one of those trips that has been swirling around in my head ever since we returned and while I've been meaning to blog about it, I also wasn't ready to share it. When an experience was really good, it ca... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:28:00
Further Education Luck had it that our first expatriation landed us in Gabon, a French speaking country, and I had some French education behind me. Even so, when we arrived, it had been years since I'd spoken a word of French and several more years since I had to use much other than simple conjugation, ABC's, 123's ... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:18:00