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
… 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
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
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
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
Canada Day 150 Today marks Canada Day, and my country’s 150th birthday. Brace yourself, but I was around for our 100th! Canadians are sometimes laid back when it comes to such celebrations, but there are a number of special events to mark our sesquicentennial today. When we travel, we don’t assume that people will know much … More Happy Birthday, Canada!
I drove up to Kelowna yesterday for a visit with friends, and a stay at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. With a 10th floor room, I had great views of Okanagan Lake, the hills and dozens of boats docked at the Kelowna Yacht Club. After the sun dropped, some clouds rolled in … … and … More Moonstruck: Strawberry Moon