Halifax 2019 Travel Journal

Flight – Thursday, November 14 It’s like I can’t really win when it comes to flights. For the longer flight from Vancouver to Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa, I wanted to be on an aircraft with a bassinet option. For some insane reason, I wanted to head out in the morning and it’s in part because getting into Halifax…

Halifax trip 2019: expectation vs reality

I’m a few days into my Freedom Halifax trip and marvelling at the way things are shaping up – definitely not according to expectations! Expectation That the flight would be a dream with Baby sleeping in the bassinet four out of 4.5 hours of the flight. I would be reading and writing throughout the flight,…

California March 2019 trip: What we did

Between March 7 and March 18 – eight working days and half of my 2019 vacation days! – we took our California vacation booked back in November on Westjet’s Black Friday sales and planned largely in February. It’s so cute that at 3.5 years old, kiddo has an understanding of travel and anticipation for what…

California March 2019 trip: What we ate

It seems like these days, when I travel – and all I can recall is going to Seattle, Toronto and Halifax for the past while – our food adventures haven’t been anything to report back about. Until this time! A mixture of who we met up with in California, increased enthusiasm for what’s on offer,…

California March 2019 trip: Where we stayed

While we booked our 12-day trip to L.A. back in November (Black Friday sales!), it didn’t feel real until we booked our hotels and car rental only/less than a month out. It’s not like we could cancel our flights without huge fees or anything. La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld-Zoo Area641 Camino Del…

Toronto adventures with the kid, Summer 2018 Edition

Okay, it took a while to get the first part of this trip blog out but I think I’m on a roll. It also seems to take me longer to blog if I’m concerned about uploading and dropping in photos. If I’m as good a writer as a fancy, photos aren’t necessary, right?? **** Thursday,…

East coast adventures with the kid, Summer 2018 Edition

I’m not sure what I’m waiting for exactly. A huge stretch of free time on a weekend afternoon? Hah. Not being exhausted one evening and blog away the night? When I am still awake after 10 p.m., I’m doing a whole laundry list of other things, usually household-related. A pocket of free time at work?…

Packing for adventures with the kid

I wonder if I have been as last minute at packing as I was for my last trip. Maybe? Yeah? Maybe not? Who cares? I have been relying more and more heavily on my packing list which I maintain a a Google Sheet and having all my thoughts and items listed there makes me feel…

December 2017 Air Canada saga

(I was going to post this on IG but I think it thought I was too long-winded so I am posting here.) A week ago today, I was so steamed. I was standing amidst a crowd of Vancouver-bound passengers at Toronto Pearson Airport and shouting into my phone that SOMEONE is going to hear from…

Toronto: Summer 2017 and wedding edition

This trip by the numbers: Number of airport runs not involving my own flights: 4 Ice cream treats enjoyed: 2 Size of wedding party: 12 (1 bride + 1 groom + 5 groomsmen + 5 bridesmaids) Wedding guest list: 132 Number of Chows (incl partners): 25 Number of Chows that traveled to the wedding: 15…