Trains at the Royal Botanical Gardens! An Ontario Auntie Adventure’s Holiday Favourite!

RBG Train Show

The Holidays for me have never been about presents, but rather family, at least that is since I became an adult and moved thousands of miles away from family.  The Holidays are the one time of year that we are all home and get a chance to see each other.  And as I am now Auntie, the holidays are about spending time with my sister and brother's kids, as well as my adult family … [Read more...]

Remember, It’s a Pittance of Time

Poppies photographed by Tony Oldroyd

It's a pittance of time ... Take the time today to remember why we enjoy the freedoms we do. And pray that we never face such horrors again. It's a pittance of time ... remember. Lest we forget. … [Read more...]

Navigating European Travel


I feel most fortunate to be so well travelled, but despite that, I am embarrassed to admit that I am very poorly versed on booking travel or searching out the best deals and most cost effective options.  You see, aside from flights home to visit my Mom (in which my travel options are quite limited), most of my travel is to speak at various places around the world, so other … [Read more...]

Travel to New Places, Cultures and Experiences with Canadian Film Day

National Canadian Film Day

Most of us can't travel all the time.  We have families and jobs that need us in one place, we can't afford to always be on the road, and for many of us we need that place we call home to decompress in (or as I call it Cheshire Cat in).  For those times I cannot be exploring the World, I am thankful for storytellers that can take me on adventures while I am curled up in bed, … [Read more...]

Spoilt by Spring in Switzerland!

Rivaz, Switzerland

I love living in a country with four seasons, and of all the seasons Spring and Autumn are my favourites.  I even love winter with it's beautiful snow covered silence and sceneries. It is for that reason (and time with family) that I often leave Vancouver every winter in search of snowier vistas in Ontario.  That said, this winter in Canada seems to have been a particularly … [Read more...]