One suitcase, my biggest fear for the year

One suitcase, my biggest fear for the year

We are nearing the end of our 9th week away from home, living from one suitcase each. I thought it was going to be way more challenging. It was easily my biggest fear, worse than getting sick, (happened to me

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

The countdown has begun

There is something significant about having a big paper calendar marked up with important dates. Rather than a digital version, I mean. The printed version is so much more permanent, looking back at you whenever you walk into the room.

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,

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