What I Ate in Mexico

 

People give me a hard time about taking pictures of my food but I have to say, looking back over photos like this always brings up the clearest memories for me. Years after a trip I often won’t remember much looking at pictures of city streets or landmarks. But the pictures of food instantly transport me back to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the places I’ve been. It’s just how my brain works.  Continue reading “What I Ate in Mexico”

Day Trip from Playa del Carmen – The Ruins of Tulum

 

Playa del Carmen is close to a number of different Mayan ruins and we knew we wanted to go and see at least one of the sites during our time there. Chichen Itza is one of the New Seven Wonders and a UNESCO world heritage site, while Coba is known for its more “off the beaten path” feel and the fact that you can still climb the pyramid. But we settled on Tulum, the only site situated on the coast and one of the last Mayan cities to be built.  Continue reading “Day Trip from Playa del Carmen – The Ruins of Tulum”

Day Trip from Playa del Carmen – Swimming in Cenote Cristalino

 

In preparation for my trip to Mexico I read about cenotes (pronounced say-no-tays) and knew I had to check one out while in Playa del Carmen. There are literally thousands of them in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and many are easily accessible as a day trip. Continue reading “Day Trip from Playa del Carmen – Swimming in Cenote Cristalino”

Dumb Tourist Moment #172 – That Time We Accidentally Broke into a Grocery Store in Honduras

 

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Playa del Carmen, I recently dug out my travel journal and started flipping through the pages. While reminiscing about past trips and some of the incredible experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have, I suddenly realised, I’ve done some pretty stupid things while on the road. Continue reading “Dumb Tourist Moment #172 – That Time We Accidentally Broke into a Grocery Store in Honduras”

A Different Kind of Travel – My Anti-Trip to Orlando

 

Normally when we travel I’m all about planning. By the time I step foot on a departing flight I’ve most likely done countless google searches and read up on everything from a place’s history to it’s current political situation to the must-see attractions to what kinds of questionable street food you can buy from road-side vendors. Continue reading “A Different Kind of Travel – My Anti-Trip to Orlando”

My Paradoxical Approach to Physical Activity

 

I’m not exactly a natural athlete.

As a kid, I despised team sports because my lack of ability made me feel like I was bringing everybody else down. I basically petitioned to get myself off my elementary school volleyball team, arguing that my grade had enough girls without me so I should be excused from the usually-mandatory sport. Continue reading “My Paradoxical Approach to Physical Activity”

Learning to Love Winter, Or at Least Hate it a Little Less

 

Anyone who knows me knows I am not a fan of winter. I usually spend about 12 seconds enjoying the first snowfall of the season and then go through the next 6 months grumbling about the cold and cursing my ancestors for deciding to immigrate to Saskatchewan. So when Mark asked if I wanted to go to the cabin in January, I was less than excited. It would mean going 600 kilometers north, and we all know that winter is even more wintery the further north you go. Continue reading “Learning to Love Winter, Or at Least Hate it a Little Less”

How to Give Your Dog a Foot Bath in 10 Simple Steps

Read the hilarious account of how I ended up giving my dog puppy pedicures!

Have you ever thought to yourself: “man, I’d really love to pamper my dog a little more, maybe I should start giving her spa treatments – I bet she’d love a good foot soak,” but just don’t know where to begin?

Well, look no further. Below, you’ll find the 10 simple steps that led to me becoming somewhat of an expert on the issue. Continue reading “How to Give Your Dog a Foot Bath in 10 Simple Steps”