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Top 10 Favorite Travel Quotes


A top 10 list of my favorite travel quotes.

Free Parking in Vancouver? Not only on a Monopoly board!

How to get out of your Vancouver Parking ticket for Free! Information to receive your free courtesy cancellation.

A beef with our International Drivers Licenses


WTF is up with the size of a Canadian International Drivers License? They are actually bigger then a passport! Are other international licenses so big? The second issue we encountered with our licenses was they expire exactly 1 year from the date issued. Which for us is May 21st. One portion of our trip we feel we will really need the license is […]

I took a risk and I like it

A few months ago I posted on here about my hair dilemma.  I decided then that having bangs for the trip was not a good idea. But, since then I have grown more and more hatred for my all the same length hair…. because it was not the same length no matter what I tried to […]

The Dangers of Mosquitos

Mosquitos are estimated to transmit disease to more then 700 million people annually in Africa, South American, Central America, Mexico and much of Asia with millions resulting in death. These diaseases include: Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Encephalitis, and West Nile. The last thing we want to experience on our trip is a nasty disease like those! Precautions must be made to […]

No Fun Conclusion… okay maybe there was a bit of fun…


Our 4 day “no fun” long weekend has come and gone… however soon enough we will be living a long weekend for an entire year. As you saw from our last post we had a long list of things to do… we got some things done but not nearly as much as on that list. […]

No Fun May Long Weekend

no fun allowed

Originally we planned to go out to Nelson this weekend to help our friends start to setup the Village stage at Shambhala, a music festival we go to each year. Unfortunately we have so much to do and so little time so we’ve decided that we’re going to stay in Vancouver and get stuff done. […]

Get Loaded in the Park and other London plans

A festival called Get Loaded in the Park is the sole reason we suddenly have confirm some of our Europeans plans. Because really… a festival with a name like that sounds like a party that can’t be missed!   Get Loaded in the Park is a one day outdoor festival in London. Located at Clapham Common […]

Medical Insurance Abroad?

While we complain about our healthcare costs and wait times, if anything ever happens to me in Canada I know that our medical system will take care of it – at no cost to me. … Of course this is different in other countries around the world where we will be traveling and now we’re faced with a dilemma of what to do.

Not the Needle! Anything but that!!

We just had to experience one part of our trip preparations we have been dreading the most. Getting our vaccines!  Both Scott and I have issues when it comes to needles. We both turn our heads if they show someone getting injected on TV. Scott couldn’t even remember the last time he has received a […]

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