“We walked across England!” – Our Hadrian’s Wall Walk, West to East • Bowness-on-Solway • Carlisle • Banks • Old Repeater Station • Halton Red House • Newcastle-upon-Tyne • Wallsend • 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 […]
We spent today in Carlisle, Cumbria, excited to begin our coast-to-coast walk across England via the Hadrian’s Wall National Pathway. It runs from Bowness on Solway in the west, to Wallsend, east of Newcastle upon Tyne. I’ve dreamed of doing an epic hike for a while. This is far from a 500 mile Camino, but it is our […]
When warmer weather approaches Calgarians are ready to burst out and celebrate. For the summer of 2019 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. The 4th Street Lilac Festival June 2, 2019, 10am to 6pm […]
Most people don’t travel internationally with their cat, but we recently brought Bluke from Calgary, Alberta to Seoul, South Korea. Here are a few of our cat travel tips.
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.
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.