Appreciating Mexico: the people

We were lucky enough to spend the winter in Mexico, enjoying four and a half months in Cabo San Lucas after a wonderful road trip to get to Baja California Sur. As our time there drew to a close, and knowing that the future is never certain, I reflected on what I loved about our... Continue Reading →

Happiness part two

Everyone wants to be happy. We search for ways to be happy. But do we take time to reflect on our happiness, what truly makes us happy, and practice the gratefulness that makes us happy? Living in Mexico has altered my perception of happiness. I have visited city neighbourhoods where people have dirt floors and... Continue Reading →

Lessons of a road trip

    A recent and extremely long road trip provided some good lessons, also applicable to life. These are all good hints if you’re driving, but equally as important in everyday life, professional and personal. Start early, end early. We made the mistake of leaving late one day, and had to drive a treacherous road... Continue Reading →

Road trippin’

Some of the most classic movies are about road trips. We made our own movie recently with a road trip of immense proportions – 6,192 kilometres, which, for my American readers, is 3,847 miles. That was 18 days in total, and 12 days in the car. And what a trip. From Midwest Canada to the... Continue Reading →

“Social” cooking

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Europe was the opportunity to spend time with friends. In the Alsace region of France, we got to immerse ourselves in the area thanks to friends who hosted us. While staying at their home, we also got to experience – and learn to cook - a... Continue Reading →

What we ate

One cannot describe a trip to Europe without describing the amazing food. While some people like the comfort of home, and like to eat the same things when they travel, I love to experience what local people eat when visiting different areas of the world. Our recent trip to Switzerland, Germany and France provided plenty... Continue Reading →

Sacre Couer

An enjoyable area off the beaten path in Paris is the Montmartre district, including the Sacre Couer. The real name of the church is Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmartre. It's situated on a hill overlooking Paris, and worth the trip for the view itself. But there's more there than the view. The church is... Continue Reading →

Tour Montparnasse

  One of the highlights of our visit to Paris happened by accident. On our last evening, I wanted to witness the “City of Lights,” as Paris is known. I had a couple of ideas, and it was through researching these that I found the final destination of our vacation. It was a great one.... Continue Reading →

Vive La Paris

The last few days of our trip to Europe were spent in Paris. My only regret is that there just weren’t enough days. But like any great city, you could stay for months and still not see all there is to see. So, we hit the high spots, and a couple off-the-beaten-path spots, and left... Continue Reading →

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