Peru #6: Volcano El Misti, Arequipa

El Misti is the imposing and sometimes snow-capped volcano overlooking the southern city of Arequipa. Standing at 5822m, for me it was high, but it barely makes the top 100 for highest peaks in Peru, let alone the Andes. 1,631 more words


Trekking Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal for the savvy saver

When I initially booked my trip to Nepal, I thought all I had to buy were some hiking boots – boy, was I wrong! The list of things you need for a long trek can be very overwhelming, especially when trying to figure out how cold or warm it will be up there. 2,167 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge - Graceful

One of my favourite places to go spend some time in Powell River, BC is Base Camp – Coffee + Food + Art. They have Graceful(ly) made their mark as one of the finest coffee shops on the whole Salish Sea. 60 more words

My #1 Go-To Travel Duffel

The North Face Base Camp Duffel is my favorite bag to travel with! This is the bag I choose when I’m away for a short trip. 138 more words


Nepal 61: First Steps

We began our trek in a small town, Birethani. Our guide, whose name I had forgotten, told me the name of the town as we started walking. 393 more words


Adventure and the mountains

A life lived in a routine way, carrying out mundane matters, is not a life lived to the fullest. Don’t just lead your life, or don’t just pass it, try to Live your life. 427 more words


The week that was and a little about me

Well I had my first week back in the reality of stores and I must say after 24 years with the business and spending the last 8years supporting but still physically in stores, I am absolutely astounded at how little I know.. 384 more words