Today I bring you something extra fun: a guest post from the hubs! (I’ve been k-o-ed with a doozey of a cold, and he offered up this hilarious post. He’s a keeper!) Enjoy! Very few things drive me crazier than blatant, totally avoidable inefficiency. I realize to some this makes me sound like a crazy
Today, my friend Jenn and I are getting onto an overnight luxury bus (cama suite class) and heading to Mendoza do to a bike and wine tour. Three years ago, I did a bike and wine tour in Mendoza with the hubs, and it was super fun. So I’m looking forward to doing it again.
Butting up to the Puerto Madero neighbourhood in Buenos Aires is the ecological reserve. A huge park, right on the Rio de la Plata. The park is full of willows, pampas grass, and walking paths, and is a great way to spend a morning. Beware – because of super wide paths, there is not a
I’m back with Travel Tuesday this week friends! I’ve got so many non-restaurant related posts all bundled up inside me that I’m just about bursting at the seams! So first – thank you – for being patient well I show off my sweet restaurant review skills to Tourism Richmond (hi, guys!) And before I leave
The food blogger community is abuzz with Tourism Richmond’s recent announcement of the 365 Days of Dining Competition. And for good reason, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime for someone who loves food, loves to blog, and loves to explore. Hmm… sound like anyone you guys know? Possibly moi? Several people have encouraged me to
San Telmo on Sundays is packed full of antiques, tourists and locals. But weekdays. Weekdays are special. Quiet streets. Locals in bars. And sparsely attended afternoon-long happy hours and tango shows in the Plaza Dorrego. Later today, I’m going to do a Foto Ruta in San Telmo. I quite excited, and hope I love it,
After four days of letting it sit, I think I finally have the words. But before I begin, here is a shot of (very excited me) at my first “penguin” encounter! At 4:00pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012 the hubs and I arrived at the docks in Ushuaia, Argentina to being our journey to Antarctica.
This is a pre-scheduled post. We are on our way to Antarctica this week and don’t have internet access! In fact, if our Drake Passage crossing goes (relatively) smoothly, we could be setting foot on Antarctica later this afternoon! If not today, then send happy thoughts to my tummy and hope that we get off
Today is my one year blogiversary. Today I’m getting on a boat to go to Antarctica. Who would have thought that exactly one year after writing this post about my wanderlust, I’d be going to the seventh continent? Don’t worry though. You won’t be lonely! I’ve got a handful of pre-programmed posts scheduled for while
A lot of people have been asking about our apartment in Buenos Aires. Ok. One person has asked about our apartment in Buenos Aires. But that is all it takes to inspire me to write a post, people! We rented our apartment site unseen (for 3 months), through a service called ByT Argentina. Here is
On Friday I went for a much needed photo walk. I was feeling like I needed some inspiration (apart from my computer screen). Yesterday I decided to finally download the images and edit them. And I’m a little bit in love. Especially with the super sized green bench.
“When in Argentina” right? One of my favourite things about Argentine cuisine is empanadas. Like their distant neighbours – dumplings – empanadas are little parcels of deliciousness. When we were here three years ago, we had our favourite empanadas yet at La Casa de las Empanadas in Cafayate, and nothing has quite live up to
I’ve been lucky enough to cook in lots and lots (and lots) of kitchens. Kitchens in Edmonton, innumerable hostel kitchens around the world, the “kitchen” (i.e., the rice cooker) in my dorm in Hong Kong, the beautiful kitchen in our chateau in France, various kitchens in various apartments in Vancouver and Toronto, and for this
Most of my readers started following this blog when I was a full-time tax lawyer, part-time wedding photographer, and was posting photography, cooking, decorating, and diy ideas from my apartment in Toronto. Then in October I got all “goals-oriented” on you with my 30-before-30 list. And then, boom, in November I announced that I was
We haven’t even arrived in Argentina yet (we are in Uruguay until this evening) and already I’m writing about the asado (Argentine barbeque). Like in Canada and the U.S., where barbeque means both the grill itself and the act of having a barbeque, so in Argentina can asado mean both as well. We experienced our