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The value of beach days

July 14, 2013
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I’m not a beach girl. I don’t worship the sun. I don’t bronze myself in coconut oil and sip cocktails on beach chairs. I usually have a two or three hour tolerance limit for beaching. But this trip to Miami was different. Armed with a loaded Kindle, a sun hat and humid heat, our three […]






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Found: The meaning of life

July 4, 2013
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I found the meaning of life on the back of someone’s shirt at a dive bar in Key West. Amen. Thankful for travel wisdom, even if it comes wrapped in booze and cabaret music.






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Everyday travel

March 31, 2013

March is a magnificent time to be in California. For a few short weeks the Golden State is painted in a rainbow of greens, yellows and pinks. The paths are so beautiful and the air so sweet, you’d think you landed in Eden. I can’t remember the last time I experienced a Spring so gorgeous. […]






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Spring: new beginnings

March 14, 2013
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It’s cherry blossom season and I can’t believe these ones are blooming just outside our doorstep. Sometimes the smallest things can make me feel so rich. Thankful for Spring, a season of new beginnings.






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Rain in Kauai

December 15, 2012

“His death was quiet, like rain on the sea.” – Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces Light is best before or after a storm. I still can’t believe how beautiful this photo turned out, considering how quickly the sky turned stormy and dark. It’s one of my favorite travel photographs.






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Kauai: Land of Rain

December 11, 2012
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It’s our last day in Kauai. It’s been a long, languid week of sea, sun and jungle rain. Time passes slowly here on this five million year old island, where it rains more than any other place on earth. People are friendlier, they smile more easily, they seem happier. ¬†To live simply, in God’s Green […]






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Family Road Trips

December 5, 2012

For as long as I can remember, our family vacations were spent in cars, journeying across Western Canada and the US. Trips to Airdrie, Banff, Drumheller and Edmonton became monthly rituals. We found every excuse to get in the car and just ride. I remember weekly trips to Mackay’s Ice Cream in Cochraine after Sunday […]






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Crossing time zones

December 1, 2012
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The best thing about Hawaii is its proximity. Five hours on a plane from San Francisco and you’re in the tropics. A perpetual paradise world of lush green jungle, 85 degree temperatures and warm shallow waters. Though I’m not a beach baby, this place is perfect for unwinding.






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