Peru Vacation: Home to one of the great wonders of the world, Machu Picchu

I am actually shocked that it is approaching a full 6 years since I visited Peru. The vacation is still so fresh in my mind and I’d love to go back and explore the country more. I visited with my … Continue reading

Things to do in Whistler in the winter

Whistler-Blackcomb is my favourite ski resort – given that it is a world-class ski resort, obviously I am not alone. There is so much to do in the village, on the hill, and otherwise near by besides just skiing and … Continue reading

Reasons to love GLA

Granger Leadership Academy Its a week post-GLA now and I think that it is due time that I reflect a little on it. The Granger Leadership Academy is a leadership conference hosted by the Harry Potter Alliance. This year it … Continue reading

Enjoying Providence, RI — Brown University, RISD Museum and The Duck & Bunny

A new trend of mine is to have 1 or 2 days of free time in a city and quickly do some research on places I’d like to see and do in that city. It’s so much fun to pick out … Continue reading

Uber your way around 

I visited Providence, Rhode Island last week for a Harry Potter Alliance leadership conference called the Granger Leadership Academy. It was an amazing experience, but I’ll make another post for that later. Meanwhile, I had to work out how to … Continue reading

Air New Zealand has taken advantage of being the “official airline of Middle-Earth” with this on-flight safety video

Air New Zealand has capitalized on the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit with its airplane safety video released in 2014 after a little over a decade of (well-meaning) jokes about how the two series are really long cinematic tourist advertisements for … Continue reading

Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada – where to stay and eat and what to do

Fort Frances, Ontario, is a small town of about 8000 people nestled in, well, the forest, lakes and rocks of north western Ontario. A 3.5 hour drive from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and directly on the border of International Falls, Minnesota, don’t … Continue reading

Eating when traveling

Travelling generally throws a persons schedule out of whack. It’s harder to exercise, you generally eat out more unless you’re staying at someone else’s house, and even at someone else’s house you don’t want to eat just anything – what … Continue reading

Wine tours at Niagara-On-The-Lake

In 2014, I visited Niagara-On-The-Lake twice for wine tours. It’s actually really fabulous. Biking to do a wine tour First of all, when I did the tours, I rode a bike both times. However, my mother did one with a … Continue reading

Whistler is heaven on earth

I was in Whistler over the Christmas holidays – specifically the week around New Years. Whistler is one of those places that I am madly in love with. I’ve been there multiple times, including a few days during the 2010 … Continue reading