East Coastin’ : Cairns to Rainbow Beach

​As I start writing this, Melissa and I have just arrived back from a Whitsundays boat tour, totally sweaty and “dank” as she would put it…. however, having gotten the salt and grime off with a nice shower, we finally have some time to catch up on things. We left Melbourne on Friday, September 16th…

The Sound of Settling

Hello friends! I know I’m not really ‘traveling’ yet, but I will say the past 2.5 weeks have been some of the best I’ve had in quite some time. I figure updating this will be a bit hard for the next month, as Melissa and I will be travelling from Cairns down the east Coast…

Falling in Love all Over Again: Melbourne 2.0

Today marks day 6 in Melbourne so nearly a week, and it still feels like some sort of Twilight Zone where some things are familiar and I also dont know when I stopped relaxing by my pool in Ottawa. The trip over was not without its hiccups. My good friend Ken drove me Monday night…

The countdown begins…

At this point in time,I am now less than 2 weeks away until my departure to Australia. On one hand I don’t know where the summer went, but I am also fairly antsy to get going. I haven’t had an extensive social calendar, instead spending most time visiting the few close friends still in Ottawa…

Across Time

Apparently watching an afternoon of difficult romance movies will make me want to write. It came to me as a slight urge after finishing a WW2 movie called “Suite Francaise”. It did not end as I wanted, at all, but apparently, all the best movies do not have happy endings. I also watched Far From…

Notes on Haggis and Scottish Hospitality, Pt.2

It’s a sluggish Monday morning at work and I’d rather use my prep period to reminisce about the last trip rather than face the pile of marking I have to do. I left off at Saturday, Day 2 of our Isle of Skye tour. It was a really cold start, and it only got colder…

April Unravels & Brings May Travels

Hello world! Or the few of you who follow🙂 March was a pleasant month with a few positive changes but the weather is not one of them. Today was -10 and we are expected to see snow tomorrow! My life will not be half as exciting until our trip 6 weeks from now, but regardless,…

You’re Not Getting Any Younger, Are ya?

There is a way to be yourself, I assure you this There’s a way to catch your dreams without falling asleep You might as well get it while you can, babe ’cause you know you ain’t getting any younger, are you? Seinabo Sey, along with Kygo, Mako, and a few others, seem to be the…

A Dream Awoken: Australia 2.0

Five months. Thats how long it’s been since Madyson and I touched our well traveled shoes back on home soil from Europe. I am thankful for the hundreds of photos we took, and the many wonderful memories we now share, but there was never any doubt it would never satisfy me for long. How could…

Christmas Wishes & The Promise (a poem)

Hello to everyone and happy holidays! I hope everyone is having a very healthy and relaxing time with their family. I know for some it becomes more of a rat race between all the visits, but my family has kept it pretty quiet this year. I managed to catch up with a few friends in…

Christmas Lights & Hvar Island Nostalgia

Hello all, crazy how we’re already in December!! In Ottawa, we still don’t have snow, which is unheard of. I can’t remember a snowless winter since maybe 1997 or 1999…we still have three weeks to go, but it’s still weird when you consider by this time last year, we were absolutely covered in white. I…