This week my mom has turned 60 and next week she retires from work. It’s a big year for this gal, and we’re having a party to celebrate. After all, she’s a pretty fabulous woman. My mom went back to school when I was pretty young, and one of my earliest memories with with her … More Props For My Mom
Two thousand and fourteen is going to be a hard year to top but as an homage to this incredible year, here are my favourite memories from the adventures of 2014… Bahamas Starting off a Canadian winter in the Bahamas is always the right idea. We found the smallest town on the tiniest island and … More The Adventures of 2014
I don’t know what it is about statues but I love them. It’s impossible for me to pass a bronzed or marbled or any sculpted shape without climbing it, mimicking it or getting my picture taken with the immortalized soul. I am sure some psychiatrist could dismantle my obsession with ease but I can’t figure … More What is it about statues?
Even the villages in China have a population of a couple million people; these are the small towns. To find something as quaint as the outport settlements of my native home (Newfoundland), which can contain as few as a handful of houses, was a sight few travellers to China get a chance to experience. But … More We had a yabba dabba doo time…living in a cave.
As I sit on the rooftop of my apartment in a traditional hutong in Beijing, I find myself strangely at peace in this crazy city. Thanks to the hospitality of our local Chinese host, Cindy, and the magic of AirBnB, I have found a wonderful home on the other side of the planet. This is … More At Home in Beijing