The giant blazing red trees and splashes of bright yellow and orange along the highways are stunning in Ontario during the fall season. It rained on and off during our trip, but we made the best of some really beautiful locations along the drive.
This quick dip sucked the air from my lungs and the feeling from my toes!
On what we thought was a simple mission to pick up a pumpkin, we spent an hour standing in the mud and spent all of our quarters on goat pellets. Davidson Orchard had an unexpected petting farm along side it’s mountains of pumpkins and gourds. My sister and mother and I dug into the bottoms… Read More Okanagan Autumn: goats & gourds at Davidson Orchards [travel]
Every summer thousands of people visit Vancouver’s beautiful beaches, including English Bay. The litter and garbage left behind is most evident during the beach’s busiest night of the summer, Vancouver’s Celebration of Light, an extravagant fireworks show that floods the beaches with bodies.
I spent a soul quenching week in Portland, Oregon, this summer and it was very hard to leave and come back home. I have never been to place that so clearly spoke to my heart – the artsy weird part of my heart that usually gets hushed by my secret desire to fit in.
Mondays are live jazz jam sessions at Pat’s Pub, on East Hastings, Vancouver, B.C. The pub is part of Patricia Hotel, and serves up in-house brewed beer and a colourful crowd. Many of the musicians were jazz students, but some had already had a long career in and out of the jazz scene. The beer… Read More An evening of jazz jamming
There’s no better cure for city stresses than a trip to the top of a snowy mountain. I escaped my usual urban landscape for a weekend and spent some time in Whistler taking in the fresh mountain air.
As part of a short documentary that I’m making, I spent a day at English Bay Beach in Vancouver. I combed the entire beach for garbage and collected all types of foreign debris. In four hours I collected hundreds of cigarette butts (even though Vancouver has a by-law against smoking in parks and beaches)… Read More A trip to the beach, 436 cig butts later..