Feb 12, 2014

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Finding something good in every day: Gratitude for January...

Finding something good in every day: Gratitude for January

What we focus on, grows. It makes so much sense, doesn’t it? You want more positivity in your life? Be positive more often; forget the crap that you don’t want. So simple. Inspired Action For a long time, I’ve sat back and watched others express their gratitude for everything beautiful in their lives, and devoured the positivity delivered in their posts. Some of the influential examples in my life have been Caz of Mojito Mother & yTravelBlog –...

Feb 3, 2014

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The Longest Ride: Toronto to Winnipeg by Train...

The Longest Ride: Toronto to Winnipeg by Train

Midday Saturday I was in Toronto catching up with some friends.  I received a voicemail message from VIA Rail saying our train will be leaving at 12:30am instead of 10pm and to have a nice day.  I assumed that this meant that the departure time had changed, leaving us a couple extra hours to hang out with Chris and Mel. Since I was passing through Union station anyway, on my way back to their place, I thought I...

Jan 30, 2014

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Returning to Toronto

Our epic year of travel and freedom was quickly coming to an end, but sitting in the Ottawa train station time could have been standing still. The train was slightly delayed and so were our party plans. We certainly weren’t late; we arrived with plenty of time before check in, only to find that there was no baggage car on our train. Generally the allowed limit on the commuter train is two forty-pound bags. They tried to convince...

Jan 27, 2014

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Haggis, Numbing Nighttime Photography and a Night in Jail: 24 hours in Ottawa...

Haggis, Numbing Nighttime Photography and a Night in Jail: 24 hours in Ottawa

We were in the Montreal Central Station and had just finished eating after arriving from Halifax. We had waited in a ginormous line for an extra hour and as we finally made our way to board the train that would take us to Ottawa, the scanner made that troublesome sound as the clerk scanned my ticket. He pressed some buttons and then waved me through. So far as I knew, everything was sweet, so I carried on. That...

Jan 11, 2014

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Looking back on 2013

Looking back on 2013, it’s safe to say this was a huge year for Thom and I. I  showed my grandmother exactly why I love New Zealand and never left (a plan that had been in the works for years), we left our jobs, left New Zealand, took on Canada and began being around each other pretty much 24/7 which was a whole new level in our relationship. We owned two 4 wheel drive vehicles in two different...