Travel, Trying New Things

Revising our Travel Bucket List: Vancouver Island North

It's that time of year when Richard and I have often been walking a Camino Trail ...or at least planning to do so (2010, 2016, 2017, 2019). During our recent sheltering in place, I longingly reviewed my Camino photos. Many of them tended to look like this: This got me thinking. We already had the… Continue reading Revising our Travel Bucket List: Vancouver Island North

Blogging, Travel, Trying New Things

Write Drunk, Edit Sober: What I Learned in My Travel Writing Course

Earlier last month, I mentioned a five-week travel writing course that I had enrolled in through Vancouver Island University. A few commenters asked me to share key takeaways. Here's what resonated. 1. Sharpen Your Hook Think: Title, opening sentence and accompanying photos. A great hook captures your readers’ attention, draws them into your story and… Continue reading Write Drunk, Edit Sober: What I Learned in My Travel Writing Course

Blogging, Travel, Trying New Things

Your Travel Wishes Granted Here

Okay, so it turns out that I can't actually guarantee your wishes will be granted. But, I can confirm that they will be openly received and shared with the Universe. That's the next best thing, right?! Today was the first day of my 'Travel Writing' course. Somehow, when I signed up, I thought that I… Continue reading Your Travel Wishes Granted Here

Trying New Things, Vancouver Island

Why We Slept in Our Car…And Probably Will Do so Again

A few weeks ago, when our island town was still crowded with visitors, I spotted this vehicle. I admit that it's not a great shot. But it does capture what I wanted to know. This 2-berth, Dodge RV, by JUCYUSA, is advertised to provide all that you need to sleep and cook for two people.… Continue reading Why We Slept in Our Car…And Probably Will Do so Again

Blogging, Lifestyle, Trying New Things

Meatless Meals – Bloggers’ Style

Thank you to all who sent in suggestions of their favourite meatless dishes. During the past week, I have given a few of them a try.  Here are the ones that I have attempted so far. Anabel's Thai Style Coconut Curry Anabel said: "Use lots of vegetables, marinated tofu, coconut milk seasoned with chili, lime,… Continue reading Meatless Meals – Bloggers’ Style

Trying New Things

Meatless Meals Challenge

We've just returned home from Mazatlán, Mexico. Even though we consider ourselves to be (fairly) health-conscious and we (usually) eat and drink in moderation, all-inclusive resorts have a way of messing with any well-intended eating plan. Here's a sample of some of our meals and refreshments from the past week. Good thing we packed the… Continue reading Meatless Meals Challenge

Blogging, Trying New Things, Vancouver Island

Dear Blog A. Claus…I Can Explain

Honestly, I can! Since I began blogging, I have diligently published an average of one post every six days (not including Guest Posts, 30-Day Challenges or Blogging Breaks). I even began a new series to help keep me focused So, why the recent gaps in my writing and blog reading? It was partly because of… Continue reading Dear Blog A. Claus…I Can Explain