Monument Valley, Utah

We decided to head to Monument Valley as part of a trip that included the Grand Canyon. It certainly was an amazing trip, and Monument Valley was surprisingly amazing. This trip had a whole adventure aspect to it, in order to keep costs low was the main reason. We opted for camping (this backfired on…

Sedona, Arizona

On our way to Monument Valley (…..in 2014!), we made a pit stop in Sedona. It was a very interesting little town. Lots of curio shops, restaurants, beautiful scenery, mansions. Our first stop was at the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The location of this chapel is truly amazing, built into the rock landscape, it…

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Today is the last day of 2017. This has been a pretty underwhelming year in terms of personal growth. Nonetheless, we had two fantastic trips – Mexico and Portugal. And hubby’s parents came to visit us here in Canada in the summer. I am not really one for new year resolutions, but would really like…

Portugal Reminiscence

We’re back!!! From probably one of the best holidays of our lives!! Yes, it had a lot to do with the fact that we got to spend it with family!! It also has a lot to do with the fact that Portugal is an amazing country… diverse, cultural, breathtaking, understated. I have only just downloaded…

Johnston Canyon, AB

It is pretty amazing to see the ice formations, stalactites, the blue water and ice, the ice climbers at the end of the trail, the depth of the canyon and the famous landmarks!!

Dog Sledding in Canmore

One of the things you don’t get to experience in South Africa is heavy snow… or any snow for that matter!! Dog sledding is something you add to your list of things to do when you finally visit a place like Canada that do have enough snow!!

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

On our last day in Las Vegas we visited the infamous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum!! Although it might not be as impressive as other locations, we did not expect too much, and we had a surprisingly good time walking through and judging all these wax celebrities!! Some of them were SO real looking!! We were so…

Sedona, Arizona

Almost three years ago we met up with one of our best friends from South Africa (who is currently living and working in San Diego), and took a trip that would surely stand out as one of the best ever!! This trip included stops in Monument Valley and Grand Canyon… On route to Monument Valley we…

Mexico here we come!!

We are super dooper excited about this trip!!! Here is the back story… We got married in 2012 just prior to moving to Canada, and although we did go to Europe after we got married, that trip was booked before we even got engaged, and it was with friends, sooooo we never really had a…

Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta

One of my most vivid memories from when I was a child is the fact the my brother went crazy for dinosaurs!! Any dinosaurs…. All dinosaurs!! In preschool he already knew tons of the scientific names, he knew their sizes and what they ate… it was crazy!! He had this amazing dinosaur puzzle that he…

Relaxing at the Bellagio Pools

On our short visit to Las Vegas, we were staying at the Bellagio… Because you know, we really really wanted to!! We picked up a couple tips (like the $20 room upgrade tip… which works great by the way!!), rekindled friendships in the most unlikely of places (looking at that Irish people we know…), but…

Prospect Park Smorgasburg

The Smorgasburg located in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, reminded us of the good old Hazel Food Market in South Africa. The Hazel Food Market was literally around the corner from our house, and a favourite stop for us every Saturday!! Here in Edmonton the closest thing to these markets would be farmers markets. To tell you…