Wilderness Camping At Plateau Lake

  “It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness.” ― Loren Eiseley Deep in the pine on an unmarked, very rough backroad is Plateau Lake.  At an altitude of 1215 m,…

My British Columbia Bucket List – The Places I Want to Visit

“The combination of high winds, frequent fog and tidal surges makes this coast a particularly lethal one. When boats or planes or people go missing here, they are usually gone for good”- John Vaillant from The Golden Spruce   British Columbia.  Vast sprawling land.  Mountains, islands and seemingly never ending forests. The northern tip of…

What I Pack for A Beach Getaway: A Week In Cabo

We landed at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) at 6:42 PM.  I could see low laying fog hovering over the runway from my seat.  Just 4 hours earlier we were in Cabo San Lucas; blue skies, sunshine and palm trees. It’s always good to be home though.  I spend  today cleaning, doing laundry and taking down…

Cabin Living – Labour Day Weekend Photo Essay.

Labour Day Weekend. That time when Summer is slowly letting go and Autumn is soon arriving.  The first day of school. The end of hot afternoons at the lake and the familiar scent of campfire. The new moon has appeared tonight and the sun has set the sky ablaze, indigo and crimson as we inch closer…

Camping At Nanton Lake

  Human beings are most alive when living in the unknown, for it’s in this place where anything and everything is possible. We got on the road at 5:30 pm Wednesday after work; the truck packed for 5 days of wilderness camping.  We boarded the ferry at Horseshoe Bay due North toward Langdale and made…

France, Spain and Italy – Our Honeymoon In Photos

  Paris exists to remind you that dreams are real.. It’s Sunday. The last day of June.  The sun is high in a clear blue sky.  After the oppressive 35 degree heat in Italy 2 days ago,  21 degrees had me pulling out a light jacket to wear when we stepped out for lunch.  We’re…

How To Be A World Traveller When You Have Anxiety Disorder.

“When in doubt, book that ticket and go!”  (Photo by Jennifer Pedraza Richardson) Today I wanted to talk about something that took me a lot of time to overcome.  Anxiety Disorder is something I’ve lived with for over 30 years. I’ve learned tools to manage it  but most of the work came with finding the…

What I’m Loving – March Edition

It is a gorgeous sunny Saturday.  The sun streaming through my library window feels warm on my bare feet.  Merlin, my cat, is perched on the chair behind me and he nuzzles my neck seeking attention.  The Basil has flourished in the past week; it’s happy on the window sill. Once it’s big enough to…