Travel


Goodbye Treehouse! A working road trip Travel

Although we were barely home a week we had previously decided May was the month to drive down to Nevada to responsibly dispose of our art car “The Treehouse” which had been languishing in a boatyard outside of Reno for almost 2 years after its 2 year attendance at Burning Man. Rather than powering down on the interstates we decided to make a bit of...

Read More


And just like that we’re back! Travel

Spending this winter away and experimenting with midlife career change/interruption has been a valuable (and super fun) experience. When I quit my long term, nicely paid, pension invested government job to go work for peanuts as a dive instructor in the tropics I got mixed reactions – everything from “yah carpe diem” to furrowed brows indicating genuine concern as to what I was giving up....

Read More


Bali: Thug mountain and a whole new look Travel

I haven’t updated for awhile as I’m pretty much doing the same thing every day. Crack of dawn wake up, dive/work, dinner, Octogenarian bedtime, repeat.  However, a recent change to the routine inspires an update. In order to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary (holy sh*t how did that happen?) we decided to go to Bali for a week. Our plan was to dive, hike a...

Read More


Coffee and Culture in KL Travel

The type of visa we have requires that we leave ThaIland every 2 months. This means we have to dream up trips around Southeast Asia to meet this requirement. Our second trip will fall on our tenth wedding anniversary so we’re planning something special for that one, but for this first we just wanted to leave for a day or two.  The natural place to...

Read More


You know you’re not in Canada anymore when……… Travel

Much of life in the tropics is the same as at home. Although I have a wildly different job I still wake up at the same time, have the same morning routine and still cook dinner and read myself to sleep. There are some funny things that distinguish my life in the tropics from the one in BC though- here are a few. Toaster surprise...

Read More


A new home- now with less toilet paper! Travel

Getting used to a new home is always an interesting process. Even more so if it’s in a whole new country. On the housing side sometimes it ranges from awesome new discoveries.. “OMG the cable is free and the neighbour is gorgeous” to the more alarming “holy shit this place has a mosquito infestation and the neighbor’s kid is a drummer with a practice space...

Read More


Hobo gets a job Travel

To be clear I have not pounded the pavement looking for a job in about 15 years so this whole thing is quite a different experiences from submitting your resume to an automated system and having it evaluated by someone you don’t know who may or may not call you. It’s going into shops saying hi and hoping they like your vibe. My intel on...

Read More


Thai-landing Travel

On arrival in Bangkok we were hit by the familiar smell of equal parts temple incense, delicious street food and stinky rotting stuff. This city does not sleep and as we drove into town at 1 am on a Tuesday the streets were teeming with activity.   The hotel we stayed at was in the more business traveler part of town of Sukhumvit rather than...

Read More


A wedding, an election and plenty of visits Travel

The last few weeks have been a pretty interesting time to be in the US. We visited both Texas and California – two states that have long established, yet opposite, voting patterns. Although Texas is a red state we were not in a red household (that would have been awkward). We were greeted on November 2 by Pat’s (Mike’s step mom) politically expressive Halloween decorations...

Read More


Snaggle toothed beast in wreck cargo hold Travel

Im picking up this blogging thing again because i’m finally about to do something interesting enough to write about. Its equal parts incredibly exciting and sh*t yer pants scary. I am going to quit my government job and move to Thailand and be a dive instructor. So now you’re thinking like “OMG are you 21?- jeesh how irresponsible… the pension! The benefits! She is for...

Read More



Page 1 of 41234