Entries by Shelley

Hadrian’s Wall Walk Tips and Resources

We recently completed our first long-distance walk on Hadrian’s Wall Path in England. It was a wonderful trip for us, and we would do it again in a heartbeat! (now that my blisters have healed). Here are some tips and resources to help you plan your own Hadrian’s Wall Walk.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk – West to East

The day finally arrived for our first long distance walk, west to east on Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in England. Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 122 AD by Roman soldiers, under the orders of the Emperor Hadrian. The path follows this stone wall across England from coast to coast, so we could say “we walked across England!”

Calgary 2020 Summer Festivals

When warmer weather approaches Calgarians are ready to burst out and celebrate. For the summer of 2020 there are dozens of festivals and events for every age and interest. Whether you live here or are visiting, check out this roundup of some of the best summer festivals in Calgary.

Travel Inspiration 2019

I don’t know about you, but I get almost as much feel good mileage from travel planning as from the trip itself. A study from the Netherlands found that vacationers were generally happier than non-vacationers – not necessarily after a holiday, but before the holiday, while planning and anticipating their vacation.So here’s some travel inspiration for 2016 so you can take advantage of this pre-trip happiness.

Our New Zealand Visit to Middle Earth

Nestled in rolling green hills on New Zealand’s North Island is the Hobbiton Movie Set, used to film the “Shire” scenes in JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. I’m a fan, so a visit to the real Middle Earth was a must-do on our first trip to New Zealand.