Italy Planning: Tickets & Transport

Once we had the itinerary worked out for our Italy trip in July, we had to decide how we’d be getting around and what activities, if any, to book in advance. Seeing the sights I love exploring on my own, following my own interests at my own pace, and usually that’s what I do. But, once in a […]

Dodgy Driving Along the Danube

Accepting the car rental company’s offer of an “upgrade” to a full-sized wagon-style vehicle seemed like a good idea when we arrived in Frankfurt. It didn’t cross our minds that bigger cars are always the last to go at European rental agencies for a reason. Our Opel Vectra – a behemoth of a vehicle by […]

Rocky Mountain Ice: Winter Hike in Grotto Canyon

When Tammy suggested the Grotto Canyon Ice Walk for this mid-February Sunday, I was a bit nervous. After all, I don’t own ice cleats (those metal spiky things you put on your boots), and I certainly don’t have any ice climbing experience. But now that I’ve done it, I can’t believe I’ve lived in Calgary […]