Fireweed – Along the roadsides of Newfoundland

It seems my recent visit to St. John’s, Newfoundland was well timed. In addition to seeing magnificent landscapes, whales and Common Murres on an outing with O’Brien’s tours, I saw puffins and even participated in a “puffin patrol” one evening – and the subsequent release of young puffins out on the waters the next day. … More Fireweed – Along the roadsides of Newfoundland

I’m Leaving this Place for Newfoundland

… but I’m not saying goodbye to Vancouver and these views for long. While the west coast and our summer sunsets are beautiful, I understand that Newfoundland is equally gorgeous. While It’s also more than 7,000 kilometers/4,380 miles away. In fact, my readers in England are much closer to Newfoundland than I am; you’re only (with only being … More I’m Leaving this Place for Newfoundland

Porteau Cove

It’s summer time, and the water always draws me. While we spend a lot of time at local beaches, it’s also good to make a bit of a road trip from time to time. In the case of Porteau Cove, road trip might be stretching it a bit, for this spot is barely an hour away … More Porteau Cove

Putting on the Ritz

New Orleans. Think heat. Think about a climate that has you carrying tissues to dab your face every block or so, because it’s not just sunny; it’s muggy. You can understand why you don’t see the fast-paced hustle that you will on the streets of, say, NYC. New Orleans has a climate that sees a wide-brimmed hat … More Putting on the Ritz

Let the Good Times Roll: My First Visit to New Orleans

I’ve just returned home from my first (and hopefully not last!) visit to New Orleans. I was there to speak at the Summit 2017 conference hosted by IAAP, the International Association of Administrative Professionals. While I was highly focused on delivering the best possible presentation, I also built time in to explore the city. … and … More Let the Good Times Roll: My First Visit to New Orleans