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    Travel: London Snapshot

    London snapshot – we spent 4 packed full of fun days in London and I wanted to share some quick highlights. First, London is big, busy, and totally British! Bryce asked me at dinner on Monday night if London was everything I thought it would be. I didn’t really know how to answer, since I didn’t really know what to expect when coming here. It’s a big city and at some points feels like many other big cities, yet at other points it feels distinctly…

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    Travel: Europe in a Carry On

    Europe in a carry-on. That’s right, it’s time to travel. Off the continent again. I remember the first time Bryce and I left the continent (well, we’d been to Maui, yet that was well before the blog). We were headed to Hong Kong and then onto South East Asia with our 33L backpacks. This time, I’m packing in a carry on that’s 40L – my Briggs and Riley carry-on traveller suitcase. And I’ll also be bringing my 20L tote. I got this tote last year when we were…

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    Travel: Europe Outfits

    Europe outfits – what to wear and what not to wear. What? Why this post? Well, we’re headed to Europe on Friday – so fun, right? Don’t worry about our plants, we have someone to watch them each day. They’re in good hands. Okay, for this trip, I’ll be packing light just like when we headed to Mexico, but first, it’s outfit planning time. The first step to packing light is to pack pieces that compliment each other and that work in multiple ways. I…

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    Travel: Trip Planning

    Trip planning is a bit of an art – like event planning, or even hosting dinner parties. It’s not for everyone and there are many different styles to choose from. For me, I love trip planning and I’ve gotten a few questions on my process, so I thought I’d put together a post on some tips, tricks, and things that work for me. Tip One Getting a reasonable deal on flights is key – yet it’s not the only factor. Flights to New York City might…

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    Travel: Elk Island Backcountry

    Elk Island backcountry – for our 8th wedding anniversary celebration we headed out to Elk Island to experience some down time. We hiked, had a fire, neglected to set up our tent when it was nice, got caught in the rain and finished the trip off with a paddleboard. The backcountry camp sites are about 4km from the nearest parking lot – Oster Lake. Check out this huge bison in our way – well, we’re actually on his turf. One of the first things we…