Jasper National Park holiday

Is it summer yet? Jasper National Park holiday

By Janice and George | August 20, 2015

What do you get when you mix mountains, forests, glaciers – and families of fearless elk that stride past you REALLY close (you can almost touch them)? Jasper National Park.

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hiking trails in Whistler - Joffre Lake hike

Hiking the Joffre Lakes trail: But, umm, are there bears?

By Janice and George | July 12, 2015

Would there be bears on our Joffre Lakes hike? We had bears on the brain. Understandable, once you know we live in bear country. And we once had an encounter with four grizzlies.

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Koh Tao snorkeling

Koh Tao Diving and Snorkeling: Where are the fish?

By Janice and George | May 5, 2015

Snorkeling? Scuba diving? Sign us up. Koh Tao is reputed to have some of Thailand’s best snorkeling and diving. We booked a “big boat” snorkeling day trip around the island.

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Top 5 Victoria Gardens: It’s blooming in B.C.’s capital!

By Janice and George | April 7, 2015

Dubbed the “City of Gardens,” Victoria blooms with colorful flowers and show-stopping gardens. Even in November, hanging baskets of pansies brighten the city’s picturesque Inner Harbour.

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Hitting the beaches of Zihuatanejo, Mexico

By Janice and George | March 9, 2015

Sleepy. Quiet. Low-key. That’s how the beach town of Zihuatanejo is often described. Perfect! After exploring several of Mexico’s colonial towns, we were looking forward to some R&R in Zihuatanejo.

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Get Wet! Best Hawaii water adventures

By Janice and George | January 8, 2015

From snorkeling to sailing, there are oodles of Hawaii water adventures to enjoy when you visit the Aloha state. So haul out your swimsuit – an ocean of watery fun is waiting!

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migration of Monarch butterflies

Witness the remarkable migration of Monarch butterflies

By Janice and George | December 1, 2014

The migration of Monarch butterflies – what a story! In the magical Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in Mexico, thousands of orange butterflies swirl about our faces, quivering in the sunshine.

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Lombok beaches

Lombok beaches and boutique hotels lure travelers

By Janice and George | October 24, 2014

Is tropical Lombok a new Indonesian paradise where luxury is affordable? There are few tourists on the white sand beaches, and boutique hotels offer terrific value for a beach vacation.

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San Francisco highlights

San Francisco Highlights: Getting a taste of the city

By Janice and George | July 14, 2014

San Francisco highlights? Its food and wine counts. Biking the Golden Gate bridge is a blast. As is sailing past Alcatraz – no granny cruise this!

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Monkeying around in the Ubud Monkey Forest

By Janice and George | July 6, 2014

Beware the monkey business at the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali, home to over 550 cheeky macaques. Hang on to your things! But the babies sure are cute.

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Thins to do on Lanai

Lovin’ lots of things to do on Lanai

By Janice and George | May 19, 2014

For such a small Hawaiian island, there are lots of things to do on Lanai – like hiking in the cool forested mountains, golfing, snorkeling and beach yoga.

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Santorini donkeys

Hi, we’re Santorini donkeys. Welcome to our island!

By Janice and George | May 13, 2014

Hello there. We’re Santorini donkeys. Some people say we’re smelly and may nip you. And some say you shouldn’t ride us. Most visitors find our “donkey rides” terrifying and fun at the same time.

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sea canoeing Phang Nga Bay

Thailand: Sea canoeing Phang Nga Bay

By Janice and George | April 18, 2014

We’re lying on our backs, sea canoeing Phang Nga Bay in an inflatable canoe – our noses inches away from the sharp-edged roof of a dark cave tunnel.

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Hiking in Chiang Mai (Mae Lai Forest) – no tigers, but…

By Janice and George | March 20, 2014

In Thailand, we went hiking in Chiang Mai in the nearby Mae Lai rainforest. Snakes weren’t the problem. But the leeches were too much for us city gals!

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