Hello!  I’m Jackie and I created Travel, Wine & Shoes to share my travelling adventures with family, friends & other adventurous folks.  I am Canadian, born in Newfoundland and raised in Alberta.  An amazing, fantastic young man named Bryan calls me Mom and I try not to embarrass him too much with my stories and shenanigans.

My career calling was Computer Science.  When I was a kid, we had a Commodore 64.  In the back of the User Manual were some utility programs written in BASIC.  I spent hours typing in all the code just to see the word “hello” go across the screen.  I loved it and yes I am nerdy!  These days, I am an IT professional with 30 years experience with Programme Management, Project Management and software.

My favourite things are travelling, wine, shoes, books, good music and Mustangs.  I trip over my feet, have EPIC blonde moments and can swear like a sailor.  I am a Merlot girl and sadly for all my wine talk, I’m a lightweight.  I recently bought a Heritage Classic Harley (named Tumbleweed).  I finally learned to golf and I can’t wait for another summer with my girlfriends having the best time at Ladies League.

My motto is if you want to do something ~ TRY!  There is nothing to lose.  Stop saying someday I’d like to do this or that and travel here and there.  You will either like it or not, but you won’t be saying someday anymore.  The failure is not trying.

Some of my favourite moments …

Colouring the world one country at a time …

map created with amCharts | amCharts

I would love to hear from you!  Please contact me with any questions or comments or just to say “Hey Jack!”.  Wine, book, shoe and travel recommendations are always welcome.  I will do my best to respond in a timely manner, but hopefully I’m out in the world with my backpack creating new memories.

Hope you enjoy my pages.

Happy Travelling