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 […]

Random Thoughts of the Day

Do you know what I’ve done today? Not very much! Had one of those lazy days. This hostel is wonderful and for the most part I’ve just been hanging out on the balcony chatting with people. I was told I look 32 by a young man. I’ll take it. He […]

I’ve Walked On All 7 Continents

As of today, 4 June 2019, I have set foot on all 7 continents 🌏🌍🌎 North America (Born) Europe (1988) Asia (2012) South America (2013) Africa (2014) Antarctica (2018) Australia (2019)   Fun Facts … Africa is the only continent that is crossed by both the Prime Meridian and the […]

Ella Blanche Collins

Today started like any other day. I woke up, got ready and went to Starbucks. I walked around looking for something to do and decided to take the ferry to Devonport. During my ferry ride, my Mom called to tell me that my Grandmother had passed away. I called Bryan […]

Travelling With Only A Backpack

I want a Louis Vuitton trunk, many of them.  I want to pack them and organize my stuff and travel with them.  I also want somebody else to carry them, carefully of course. I leave Canada on Tuesday, May 28 and fly from Edmonton to San Francisco (Air Canada) and […]

Spring / Summer 2019 Travel Plans!

I have to return to work soon ~ however, I am having one last hurrah and travelling to New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia.  I will have travelled to all 7 continents when I get to Australia and that is a dream come true for me.  I’m hoping to […]

2018 ~ A Year of Changes

This past year has been a year of many changes, ups and downs, loss, bucket list items and establishing new goals for myself.  It has been wonderful, amazing, lonely and hard and I have had many experiences that I will never forget. Minus 1 job 1 Program Manager Professional (PgMP) […]

the first 100 days

Canada 🇨🇦 Iceland 🇮🇸 Greenland 🇬🇱 Norway 🇳🇴 Sweden 🇸🇪 Latvia 🇱🇻 Lithuania 🇱🇹 Belarus 🇧🇾 Poland 🇵🇱 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 France 🇫🇷 Switzerland 🇨🇭 Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Czech Republic 🇨🇿 Slovakia 🇸🇰 Hungary 🇭🇺 Ukraine 🇺🇦 Moldova 🇲🇩 Transnistria 🔷 Romania 🇷🇴 Greece 🇬🇷 Macedonia 🇲🇰 Kosovo 🇽🇰  Bulgaria 🇧🇬  Serbia 🇷🇸 Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 Croatia 🇭🇷 Slovenia 🇸🇮 San Marino […]

The Packing Ordeal ~ Bags, Lists & Tips

I’ve been packing up my house.  My son moves into his own apartment the beginning of April and I’m a little sad that the “live at home with Mom” days are reaching an end.  I’m thankful to be busy, but wow I have so much to do between now and […]

My Book Obsession and Top 10’s

I am an avid reader with thousands of books and I love the feel of the actual book in my hands.  I love the smell, the turning of the page and poking things away between the pages.  I like seeing how far I have read and when it’s 3 am […]

Stop Working To Travel – Really?

What a crazy title that is!  Why?  How?  Am I a lunatic? In June 2017, I took a very deep breath, asked myself & others the tough questions, decided I was going to chase my travel dream and I volunteered for the severance package at work in order to travel […]