Best In The West By A Damsite

Best In The West By A Damsite

As I drove into town, I laughed out loud at the town slogan for Bassano, Alberta.  The phrase ‘damn sight’, used as an adverb has the colloquial meaning of ‘a lot; a great deal’. For example, “I’m a damn sight

‘Home’ is where you want it to be

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a

Safety first – what needs to be in the kit?

Safety first – what needs to be in the kit?

After administering first aid to my husband, myself and our 2 kids for many years, I have this theory that all you need are bandaids, polysporin and duck tape. I know, I’ve used brand names for everything. OK, all you

I.C.E. for life on the road

I.C.E. for life on the road

“A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”                 -John Steinbeck We finally decided on one of the most important details of the

Think like a beginner to find the best deals

I’ve been planning, scheming, making lists, budgets and researching everything for months. I’m even having dreams, (some may call them nightmares), about details yet to be taken care of. One of the most difficult parts of the lead up process,

Maybe there is a reason & what were we thinking?

Maybe there is a reason & what were we thinking?

When I retired from my first career, there was a great opportunity on the horizon. Something to look forward to, with loads of planning involved. Right up my alley of interest and expertise. I expected the transition to be seamless

Oops…found a major budget mistake!

Oops…found a major budget mistake!

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.”    -Dan Rather Before we started to seriously plan our 2017/18 travel year, I created a detailed budget as