I hyped the heck out of my week in Vancouver and then never followed up with any reflections on the actual experience. In case you’re at all curious, here’s an attempt to gather my thoughts. First off, I felt strangely peaceful about leaving by the time I boarded my flight. The way I chose to … Continue reading Vancouver and everything after.
I’m officially going on my first solo trip. Sans bebe. The week after we booked my flights, my insides were a hyperactive cocktail of excitement and some serious stomach-plummeting fear. I’d fall asleep every night only to wake up with a jolt two hours later. Every worst case scenario playing in my mind on repeat. … Continue reading My first solo trip.
I very much wish I was writing to you from Barbados right now, but alas, we have returned. The good stuff just flies by, doesn't it? Before we left I was talking to a friend about how I’d been planning and packing for our trip for weeks. She just nodded, all knowing-like, and told me … Continue reading Eyes on the prize
If you are like me then you have--or attempt to have--your days measured out to a tee (ooh that rhymed!). I’m not saying things can’t go sideways, but a schedule gives me this lovely comforting illusion of control. For that reason, our days can be quite redundant. I am not complaining though (not today anyway). … Continue reading A few of my favourite things when I’m on the go (with a toddler).
So…did I mention there were actually a ton of wonderful things about our trip? You thought it totally sucked, right? On the contrary. First off, we had absolutely perfect weather everywhere we went. Seattle was sunny and hot everyday. Alaska, notoriously unpredictable, was warm (or definitely milder than we’d anticipated) at most ports, apart from … Continue reading Trip highlights (because there were many, I swear)
I really struggled to write that last post. I wanted to be honest about the challenges we had and in the process, it meant working through some difficult emotions. I think travelling is always worthwhile no matter how tough and I like to think we’re really easy going as parents, but it turns out we … Continue reading One more thing…
We just returned from a two-week trip to Seattle en route to an Alaskan cruise and are now in the process of adjusting back to Eastern Standard Time aka completely sleep deprived and befuddled. Before we left, a friend of mine with two preteens and a lot of stamps on her passport gave me some … Continue reading The travails of travel (with a 15-month-old)