Not a bucket list: the travel priority challenge

I’ve been reading a lot on other travel blogs recently about bucket lists, and had started giving more thought to my own. Then, I came across this post by Adventurous Kate (which inspired this great post by Paul at My Postcard From), and they made great points about setting travel priorities instead of making a checklist…

Guest post: My travels from A to Z by Jill of Couchtime with Jill

Today I’m pleased to share a guest post I received from my clever friend Jill. Her TV blog, Couchtime with Jill, is my go-to stop for television recaps, criticism and witticism. If you like tv, and enjoy both the thoughtful appreciation of television and considered snark about television, get over to her blog tout de suite….

Favourite photos: Butterflies in La Barceloneta, Barcelona

I had the good luck and good foresight to visit Barcelona during La Mercè. The mood was festive, and every corner of the city seemed to be swept up in the celebration. I wanted to visit Barceloneta Beach and dip my feet in the warm autumn waters of the Mediterranean, and to get there faster,…

Picture perfect Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Earlier this week, I talked about my day of hometown adventure in Lunenburg (Hometown travel: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia), but that post didn’t tell the whole story. Lunenburg is a picture-perfect town, with an interesting image to be found on every corner and in every nook or cranny. These photos don’t have particular stories attached to…

Animal friends at Nova Scotia’s farm markets

No day trip around Nova Scotia is complete without a stop at a farm market for fresh local vegetables and homemade baked goods. A number of markets has expanded their offerings to include “farm friends” as well – small, friendly farm animals. When I was in the Annapolis Valley recently, I had the chance to…

Eating pastries in Rabat’s Kasbah des Oudaias

Fact: for several days during my trip to Morocco, I had The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” in my head. Before heading to Morocco, that was the extent of my kasbah knowledge. Fairly early in my trip, I was delighted to discover the almost hidden world of the kasbah in Rabat’s Kasbah des Oudaias. After seeing…