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Road Trip! Perhentian Islands & Cameron Highlands

The Plan After moving continents, unpacking 20 bags, finding a new place to live and doing all the nitty gritty little things that are necessary to adjust and get settled in our new home away from home we decided that... Continue Reading →

My First Impressions of Kuala Lumpur

I have been in Malaysia for a week now and these are my first impressions and random thoughts (in no particular order) ... Tons of Lights ... everywhere. On buildings. Roads (funny enough this is one of the first things we... Continue Reading →

Sans Algorithms: Reflections on Travel & Moving

I have spent the last few weekends “tidying house” and trying to figure out what, from a seemingly endless jumble of possessions, I will be taking with me on our new adventure to KL at the end of June. So... Continue Reading →

Shopping can kill: my ESP diagnosis

For the past five summers we have vacationed with family and friends in the beautiful city of Victoria in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. Every summer starts in roughly the same way with the customary trip to our favorite neighborhood... Continue Reading →

Beach, Bikes & Bocadillos in Barcelona with Kids

From our AirBnb apartment in L'Eixample district we were withing a five minute walk to the Verdaguer metro station if need be, but we preferred to meander.  Barcelona is a city to get lost in, a city to explore on... Continue Reading →

Through My Boot’s Eyelets: Trekking the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia

I have lived in Ethiopia a long, long, long time and spending a few days trekking in the Bale mountains remains one of my favorite things to do. If you like stunning afro-alpine scenery, walking for 5/6 hours a day... Continue Reading →

Feeling Victorian … even if just for the summer

I have traveled the globe, been to countless countries in five continents and still, every summer, I am remain convinced that there is no place anywhere in the world that I would rather spend my summers.  Victoria, BC is THE... Continue Reading →

Lisbon in 7 days with kids

In Brief The week from June 18, 2015 through June 25, 2015 saw us exploring Lisbon with the family plus my mother-in-law.  A precious gem of a city, very accessible, diverse, and with tons to do in a week to... Continue Reading →

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