Panama City ~ Perfection!

Panama City is the capital of Panama consisting of 3 districts ~ historic, rebuilt, and modern.  The Panama Canal is a man made wonder of the world and a must do:  Panama Canal ~ Partial Transit.  I didn’t know what to expect in Panama other than the Panama Canal and it […]

The Beaches of Puerto Viejo

Wildlife, rain forest and beaches!  Puerto Viejo is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and a great spot to relax and enjoy everything this small town has to offer. I caught a glimpse of a sloth! This beached boat was almost turned into a B&B ~ now that […]

Costa Rica’s Coco Beach

In the Guanacaste Province at the heart of Costa Rica’s Gulf of Papagayo is Coco Beach.  What a beautiful spot to visit and spend time in.  Stunning beaches, diving, welcoming people, amazing food and so many birds and reptiles. Birds & Reptiles Blue Dream Diving with Blue Dream was fantastic!  […]

Bocas del Toro ~ Paradise in Panama

Bocas del Toro is located at the southern tip of Isla Colón, in the Caribbean Sea consisting of the mainland and 9 main islands.  Christoper Columbus was here in 1502 while looking for a passage to the Pacific Ocean.  I love Panama and this little slice of paradise!  A water […]

Stunning Sedona!

Highlights include RunSedona Half Marathon, hiking Devil’s Bridge and Cathedral Rock, Pink Jeep Tour, Helicopter Tour, Wineries and Jerome, a Ghost Town.

Sedona will be a yearly adventure!

San Juan del Sur

On the coast of Nicaragua is a little town called San Juan del Sur with beautiful beaches, sunsets, and a huge Jesus statue overlooking the harbour. 


Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and is called Little Paris.  Stunning architecture, welcoming people, and an old town centre to wander through made my visit unforgettable.  

Ooh La La Luxembourg

Luxembourg and it’s capital, Luxembourg City was fabulous!  Luxembourg is in Western Europe surrounded by Belgium, Germany and France.  Medieval castles, hiking, viewpoints and a Louboutin shoe store! I rolled into Luxembourg City doing the milk run on a train from Poland.  I met a fellow Canadian from Toronto on […]

Pretty Vaduz

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and the prettiest place I’ve been.  Liechtenstein is the world’s wealthiest country and is landlocked between Switzerland and Austria.  There are ~ 5,500 residents in Vaduz.  Liechtenstein has mountains, vineyards, hiking and castles!

The Country That Doesn’t Exist

There is a little strip of land between Ukraine and Moldova called Transnistria that is often referred to as “the country that doesn’t exist”.  Welcome to the country of Transnistria and it’s capital city, Tiraspol. I took a bus from Chisinau, Moldova to Tiraspol, Transnistria and had a 10-hour visa […]

The Chisinau Vibe

Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe located between Ukraine and Romania.  I arrived in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, on my birthday after splurging and buying myself a birthday scarf in the airport. I found a lovely apartment in Chisinau.  One of my travel tips is to step […]

The Incredible Sofia in the Balkans

Located in Southeastern Europe is a small country called Bulgaria.  Sofia is the capital of this Balkan nation.  It has over 2,000 years of history, mountains, rivers, a rich heritage and ketchup chips! Before I write about the gorgeous sites in Sofia, I have to gush over the fact that […]

San Marino and The Three Towers

Nestled within Italy, there is another country!  What?  The Republic of San Marino is only 61 sq kms and has a population just over 30K.  The capital, the City of San Marino, is located on top of Monte Titano, which is a mountain in the Apennines.  The city itself has […]

The Girls In Nanoose Bay (Again!)

It was that time of year again!  The girls headed to Nanoose Bay for our yearly fun filled weekend.  We (aka The Girls) are Dawn, Debbie, Nancy, Nadine, Kim, Sheri & Jackie and have been friends for too many years to count now (think back to when you were single […]

Los Angeles & The Stadium Tour

Los Angeles.  LA.  Hollywood.  Hollyweird.  Been here many times and each time is an experience.  We arrived after a very long flight from London with a connection in Amsterdam.  I got some air tags and had them in my luggage.  It was interesting to track my bags. SLS Beverly Hills […]

Westminster Abbey

Well colour me happy!  I walked in Westminster Abbey and pictures are now allowed.  I did not have my camera (because as far as I knew pictures weren’t allowed) and I had to make do with my iPhone.  Pictures have never been allowed before in the Abbey and I will […]


One of my favourite places.  I see the same things over and over and it never gets old. Park Plaza Westminster Our central London hotel is found on the lively South Bank Our central London hotel, conveniently situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, features contemporary design throughout […]

Highlander & The Night Train

And just like that we were making our way to London!   Eilean Donan Castle Dating all the way back to the 13th century, this castle is alongside the road from Inverness to the Isle of Skye.  Three lochs meet here ~ Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh.  The castle was […]

Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye.  Sigh.  A bigger sigh.  It is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago and spectacular.  Breathtakingly beautiful at every turn, there are so many things to do and see here. The Skye Boat Song is about the journey of Bonnie Prince Charlie from Benbecula to […]

Isle of Harris & Isle of Lewis

Off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris form the main island in the Outer Hebrides and are two parts of one island.  The Outer Hebrides are a chain of islands and I have to return and see more of them. Kirklea Island Suites […]

Culloden House & Battlefield

Culloden House is THE place to stay in the Highlands.  I’m already planning to go back to the Highlands with my Mom and stay here at Culloden House again along with a stop at Windsor Castle to see the Queen’s ledger stone. Culloden House Discover The Luxurious Culloden House At […]


This is my favourite place in the world!  Scotland, Inverness, Culloden, the history, the world of Jamie Fraser and Outlander, I love it here.  Inverness is known as the happiest place in Scotland. Inverness is in the Scottish Highlands and two historic battles took place here ~ the Battle of […]

St. Andrews

Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) Hello Lallybroch from Outlander!  We stopped here on our drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.  I was extremely disappointed that Jamie Fraser was NOT there. St. Andrew’s is the HOME OF GOLF.  It all started here in 15th century Scotland … Old Course Hotel Escape to the […]


Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and jam packed with history.  The view is different because Edinburgh’s buildings were constructed using the Craigleith Sandstone and the grey brown tones are everywhere you look.  I love the vibe of Edinburgh and the colour!  We booked all our hotels a year out […]

Edinburgh Out & About With Andy

Edinburgh Cab Tours We did a day out with Edinburgh Cab Tours ~ Andy took us to Tantallon Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Royal Yacht Britannia, North Berwick and the Harley Davidstore store.  Andy also stopped at a couple unplanned Outlander filming scenes! Tantallon Castle Built in 1350, today Tantallon Castle is […]

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo The 2022 show was my second time seeing the Tattoo and this is a MUST DO if you are near Edinburgh in August.  This show is amazing!!  I was hoping that Highland Cathedral would be played tonight and it was. The Tattoo is held in […]


Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of RMS Titanic.  The visit to Belfast resulted in A LOT of great food and beer!  Malmaison Belfast This boutique hotel in Belfast city centre is located in the heart of the historic Cathedral Quarter. The stunning Italianate building houses […]


From Galway, with a stop at Sean’s Bar, we headed to County Antrim and Bushmills.   The Bushmills Inn Quietly luxurious boutique hotel on the Causeway Coast Set against the backdrop of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, The Bushmills Inn is the perfect retreat for those who crave the unconventional, […]


Galway Girl by Steve Earle Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk Of a day -i-ay-i-ay  I met a little girl and we stopped to talk Of a fine soft day -i-ay-i-ay And I ask you, friend, what’s a fella to do ‘Cause her hair was black […]


Cork is known as Ireland’s foodie capital ~ bring it on!  Cork County is the biggest county in Ireland with so much to see and do.  It has the most pubs than any other county in Ireland.   The Montenotte Hotel The Montenotte Hotel is a family run hotel and a […]


Dublin is the capital of Ireland, our first Irish stop and this wine lover discovered a liking for Guinness.  Sláinte   Clontarf Castle Hotel Dublin’s Leading Castle Hotel Celebrate, chill out, or relish in a little of both. The Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland is a perfect blend of a boutique […]


Close to the Bavarian Alps, this region is beautiful. Munich is Bavaria’s capital in Germany and the home of Oktoberfest.  The next Oktoberfest starts on September 17 and well … we were a little early and missed it. Getting here was a gong show. The flight from Stockholm to Munich […]


Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and was founded as a city in 1252.  The island of Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s Old Town. There are more moose per square mile in Sweden than in any other country.  I asked at one restaurant if they had moose and he didn’t […]

Europe I’m BACK!

The summer shenanigans of Jackie & Myrna have begun.  After COVID, rescheduling, cancellations, flights being cancelled 2 weeks ago and being rebooked on different connection flights, we have arrived.  A KLM flight from Edmonton to Amsterdam got us so far and we took different flights to Stockholm.  An enjoyable time […]


Dating back to the 4th century, Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and was the capital of Yugoslavia.  Belgrade means the White City because the fortress looked white from the river.  It is at the junction of the Sava and Danube rivers. There are many historical sites, fabulous food, and […]

Dalmatian Coast and Peninsula of Istria

Croatia truly is one of the most beautiful places ~ the coastline along the Adriatic Sea is stunning.  Croatia consists of 4 regions:  Croatia Proper ~ central part where the capital of Zagreb is located Slavonia ~ inland eastern Croatia Dalmatia ~ most of the coastline of Croatia stretching from […]

Zagreb, The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and it is gorgeous!  There are so many things to see and do in Zagreb.  I believe most people head to the coast of Croatia, but Zagreb is not to be missed. My flight was from Sarajevo to Zagreb.  The Zagreb airport was probably […]


Doesn’t it just sound exotic and sexy?  Montenegro. I imagine old movies, suave gentlemen and romance.  Located on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is nestled between Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.  The capital city of Montenegro is Podgorica. The town of Kotor is on the Bay of Kotor and […]