Category Archives: Family

Green sky, pink dawn

I am back in Europe, in Frankfurt to be exact. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been here, and really, that time didn’t count, since I never left the airport. This time, however, will be a different story. At some … Continue reading

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My Tri-riffic Summer

As I mentioned a few months back as I described life in Vancouver, I was training for my first-ever triathlon.  To be clear, I was not training for an Ironman, or even a normal Olympic length triathlon.  No, no, I was … Continue reading

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Backpacker to Bachelorette

So. It’s been a while since I’ve really written anything of substance on here. A long while. Does that mean I haven’t been doing anything of substance. Well, yes and no. Yes, because my life now is certainly not what … Continue reading

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How many goodbyes?

Originally posted on The Travelling Twin:
How many goodbyes does it take to start a new life? How many hugs? How many “I’ll miss you”s? How many promises to write? How many promises to visit? How many kisses? How many…

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My life is not a ‘permanent vacation’

I updated my Facebook status a while back, and a friend commented partially in jest that they thought my life was a ‘permanent vacation’.  I’ve known this friend since I was 4, and while I knew she was kidding around a … Continue reading

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One blog a week!

Happy 2014!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and has already started planning their travels for the coming weeks and months. As usual, I really don’t know what the next year will bring.  One goal of mine for … Continue reading

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Happy Travel Anniversary to me!

Three years ago, I left Vancouver for South Africa via London, with plans and planes booked to spend time in Asia and Australia, and anywhere else in between.  We all know how that one turned out: I started diving in … Continue reading

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To snap or not to snap?

As my time here on Amorgos starts drawing to a close (just over 3 weeks left, eek!) I find myself looking back through my pictures more and more . . . and noticing that I don’t have very many!  Usually … Continue reading

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24 hours on Amorgos

The last four weeks have been some of the busiest and most rewarding since March; my last real divemaster gig on the Central Coast of BC.  Zakynthos ended up to be a major bust – I not-so-affectionately refer to my … Continue reading

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The Wall of Love

My 3.5 hour flight to Zakynthos from London was by far the loudest, rowdiest, craziest flight I’ve ever been on.  Apparently, lots of young Brits come to Zakynthos to work in the bars for the summer – I think they … Continue reading

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