Monument Valley

2 hours away from the ever popular Horseshoe Bend is Monument Valley. I didn’t think this national park would be the highlight of our road trip, but it made the biggest impact on me. I’m sure everyone who’s grown up in the US has seen this image somewhere. I just never knew what it was…

Vistas of Vancouver

One does not live in Vancouver and not take a few landscape pictures. It is almost an uncontrollable twitch that develops whilst traveling through the place, this reaching of the closest photo taking device, be it camera or phone. The color combinations of this great northern province is unmistakable after a while. The blues, greens,…

The Urbanite in Vancouver

Anyone who has ever been to Vancouver will say this, if you like the hiking and the nature, this place is for you. The air is fresh, the weather moist, and the skies are always amazing. But what of the city? We lived here for 2 years, after escaping the harsh winters of Montreal. We…

Guilin, China – A Poetry

While planning our one month getaway to China, we knew we had to take in some nature. My husband kept mentioning “the mountains”. Guilin had those. After a lot of hassle booking the tickets through a Chinese travel app (damn you, c-trip), we were ready to go. Never. Take. Shanghai Airlines. Again. That plane looked…

The Old Towns of Shanghai

Towards the end of our stay in Shanghai, we were done with the electronic lights and the posh interiors and were looking for more of the old. My nest of contacts suggested Zhaojialou and Zhujiajiao (yes, I had gotten the two names mixed up on more than one occasion). Zhaojialou (赵家楼) Actually located within Shanghai, and…

Shanghai Part 1 – The Chaos.

I had been planning to make a trip back to China for a while now. The last time I was in Shanghai was 2003…likely 2003. China is as complicated to describe as the US. The good, the bad, it’s all there in the open, you can see it the moment your feet touches the ground….

2018 In The Desert

Happy 2018. At the end of 2017, I decided I needed to invest an endurable amount of time into skills and desires I’ve left mostly dormant or silenced into submission pursuing the thrill of working on the big movies, a good paycheck, and a mostly flippant and nomadic lifestyle I still very much approve of….