A Day in St. John’s

My visit to St. John’s, Newfoundland, began with a bit of excitement. I made it to the hotel just fine, but the hubby had a bit of a delay. Actually, a huge delay. Turns out the one-runway St. John’s airport was shut down due to a bomb threat. My husband’s plane was able to land,…

Signal Hill cannon

Climbing Signal Hill

Sometimes one of your writing gigs sends you on a work trip to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Sometimes you tack on an extra couple days to your work trip to enjoy what the city has to offer. And sometimes the weather cooperates so you can tour to your heart’s content… but this was not one of…

Getting "screeched in" in Newfoundland

Fun Friday: Kissing a Cod

I went to Canada and kissed a cod. No, that’s not a weird analogy, I actually put my lips on a scaly fish and gave it a smooch. I was in St. John’s for a work conference and the locals explained that this is how visitors become honorary Newfoundlanders. So of course I didn’t ask questions…

Shizen Ya sushi in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Tasty Vittles

Vancouver is known for its natural beauty but little did I realize the other wonderful surprise in store: this is a foodie town. I’ve already posted about my life-changing experience trying the hideous-yet-amazingly-delicious poutine. As it turns out, everything I ingested was just as tasty. If you know how much I adore good food, you…

Digital orca in Vancouver

Art Around Town

I love it when cities invest time and energy into sprinkling art into communities. A lot of people pass by without noticing it, but it never ceases to bring a smile to my face. Vancouver has an incredible amount of public art scattered throughout the city. This random mushroom stood unassumingly in a residential neighborhood.…