When we lived in Vancouver I didn’t have a Costco card, but once in a while we wanted something from there. Back in spring 2014 I popped in to the Port Coquitlam location with my sister to take advantage of her membership and purchase some ribs. Of course the lineups were huge, and we waited … More A Story About the Time I Paid for a Stranger’s Costco Purchase & The Ensuing IOU
Why We Travel With Our Baby A retired couple from Montreal sitting next to me in the van from Sanur to Denpasar (read about Campbell’s jet-setting here) seemed astonished by the way we were travelling with Campbell, and even travelling at all. They remarked that they didn’t travel with their kids until the youngest was … More Travel Adventures with Campbell: Part II
Where Our Baby Has Traveled One of the first things we did after Campbell was born was apply for his passport. As I gear up for my next solo Hong Kong to Vancouver flight (eeek!) with Campbell, I can’t help but reflect back on all of the use that passport has gotten during during his … More Travel Adventures with Campbell: Part I
Braden and I do our best to take advantage of all of the long weekends we get here in Hong Kong, and one of the “best” in terms of days off in a row is Chinese New Year. With Monday through Wednesday as government holidays, we took two extra days and jetted off for a … More Ko Lanta, Thailand: A Tale of Bliss & Bedbugs
Some people on Braden’s team decided months ago that they were going to travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia to complete a half marathon at the beginning of the December. That was just the motivation he needed to decide to run his first half marathon, and just the motivation I needed to decided it would be … More Siem Reap, Cambodia: Top Ten Must-Do’s
When I was little my parents used to say to me, “I love you as big as the world” and my interpretation was to repeat “I love you how big is the world!” Close enough, I think, as a sentiment for Braden on our one year wedding anniversary. (Yes, I also know I’m posting this … More I Love You How Big is the World
In a blog post I published a couple weeks ago, Most Memorable Flight Ever?, I created a little contest. Anyone who left a comment with a story about a memorable travel experience was entered into a draw to receive a piece of mail from Hong Kong. Read on to hear some funny / bizarre / … More Memorable Travel Stories & A Contest Winner!
In around June we saw a poster advertising a Bon Jovi concert in Macau at the end of September. We held the date in the back of our minds with the intention of going, but didn’t want to book to early in advance in case a travel or work conflict arose. In the end it … More Bon Jovi in Macau & The Grossest Thing we Have Experienced in Asia So Far
I recently flew back to Hong Kong from Vancouver (yay for cousins getting married!) and didn’t have the best flying experience. There wasn’t on particular bad part, just a 1pm departure from Vancouver to Seattle (beautiful view of the San Juan Islands the entire way south – no complaint there), a 1hr layover (pretty tight … More Most Memorable Flight Ever?
A couple months ago the Hong Kong government established a special one-off holiday to mark the 70th anniversary day of the victory of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese aggression….hmmmm. While it didn’t sound like we would be ‘celebrating’ a particularly joyous event, we did appreciate an extra day off. The holiday fell … More Adventures with Scoopy & Wow: Our Weekend in Phuket