Do you have what it takes to be an RCMP officer?

As a travel writer, I’m honoured with opportunities to experience some pretty amazing places.   The RCMP training facility in Regina, Saskatchewan was super cool! Here’s what I found.

Careened around the obstacle course in a police car.  Check.  Shot a gun.  Check.  Thoroughly embarrassed myself in defensive tactics training.  Check.  That was me, a cadet for a […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Activities, Destinations|0 Comments

My top three all-time favourite meals

Happy New Year!  A great time to reflect on where we’ve been and how far we’ve come.  In terms of food, I’ve had a lifetime of great meals but three stand out as my all-time favourites.  Here they are in chronological order. The headings are linked to the restaurant sites.
Fourways Inn – Hamilton, Bermuda
I […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Delicious Destinations, Destinations|3 Comments

Choose to Laugh

Adversity in all of its relative forms strikes everyone. But during life’s ups and even  during life’s downs choose to laugh as often as you can.  I keep a couple of visual reminders in my house, literally signs, one that says smile and one that says laugh.

During a particularly rough patch in one of […]

By |August 24th, 2014|Destinations, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Rejected by the Glen Campbell Fan Club

Galveston, oh Galveston! A couple of years ago we were in Galveston for a beach holiday, tagged on to a visit with my brother in Houston. What a wonderful surprise! We’ve done the Florida scene several times, both coasts, and it can get pretty busy. But in March this almost seemed deserted.  Lucky for […]

By |May 24th, 2014|Delicious Destinations, Destinations|0 Comments

Meditative Art in Sarasota – Inside Out

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is an unexpected collection of world class art.  The beautiful building boasts 21 galleries and is the state art museum of Florida. Much of it is of a decidely religious bent as the Ringlings were most fond of that subject matter. Look way up […]

By |April 14th, 2014|Activities, Destinations, Travel Tips|0 Comments