Destinations

This is where you will find info about our favorite destinations.

Hadrians-wall-walk

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 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!”

hiking gear

Hiking Gear for a Hadrian’s Wall Walk

Hiking Gear for a Hadrian’s Wall walk (or almost any walk). What we used for our first long-distance walk – what worked and didn’t work for us. 

Getting ready for our Hadrian’s Wall walk

We spent today in Carlisle, Cumbria, excited to begin our coast-to-coast walk across England via the Hadrian’s Wall National Pathway. This trail runs from Bowness on Solway in the west, to Wallsend, east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Calgary Summer Festivals

Calgary 2019 Summer Festivals

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.

Bluke the cat

How to travel with your cat to Korea

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.

hobbitonNZ

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.