Maine Life

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park Did you know...? Mount Desert Island was formed by glacial movement, which began about 30,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age. Bar Harbor has just around 5,000 year-round residents, but the neighbouring Acadia National Park sees up to 3 million tourists a year. A single cruise ship docked in … Continue reading Maine Life

Parlez-vous français? Honeymoon week 1: France

"When you're in France, speak french," the officer said to me, his hair slicked back, eyes narrowed, looking like the corrupt character in a French crime novel. I did my best to convey our situation: "oui, monsieur...notre voiture - elle était garée, maintenant elle est partie..." Our car, which we had parked just up the … Continue reading Parlez-vous français? Honeymoon week 1: France

Botswana blog: days 14-15

There is one redeeming quality in a 24-hour stomach flu: it only last 24 hours. When we awoke on the 14th morning, my husband was finally feeling human again. As you might recall from my last post, he had gotten violently ill the previous night (at 2am) and nearly scared a hippo to death with … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 14-15

Botswana blog: days 5&6

Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. After two nights in Maun and a lot of tar road driving, it was time to hit the gravel! Here's a quick recap of what we did in the first few days: Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve (Southgate Campsite) Moremi is a 2-3 hour drive from Maun, depending … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 5&6

Botswana blog: the wildlife

This is part of an ongoing series. See Botswana Blog for more! T-minus four days until departure. I. Cannot. Wait. This post has a special interest to me, as wildlife is certainly the aspect of this trip I am the most excited about. I actually just came back from Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve here in … Continue reading Botswana blog: the wildlife

Botswana Blog: the trusty 4×4

I am so excited to start our trip next weekend, I can hardly think of anything else. Ricky and I did some meal planning and shopping over the weekend, so we are probably 70% prepared. Lucky for us, the 4x4 we are renting (from Avis Safari Rental and through Reynolds Travel) comes with everything you … Continue reading Botswana Blog: the trusty 4×4

20 of my favourite travel quotes

As Ricky and I prepare for our Botswana trip, I've been posting travel quotes daily on my twitter feed. Travel quotes hold a special meaning for me, not least because they provide inspiration. When Ricky proposed to me in June 2016, part of his proposal involved handmade wooden signs on which he had etched quotes … Continue reading 20 of my favourite travel quotes