Feeling India

“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” ~Edith Wharton We have been in India one week, but it wasn’t until we took a simple 3 hour train journey that I really felt the satisfaction of traveling in India.  Our time in the old fort city of Cochin and …

Relaxing in Varkala

We had wanted to make the 150 km journey to Varkala by train, but since getting to the station would involve a ferry and taxi/rickshaw, we opted for the bus which left from Fort Cochin.  It was a converted European city bus, AC and more expensive than the regular bus.  We thought it was a 4 hour ride, but it …

Blog Inspiration – India

I love to research travel.  Some people like to unwind by watching TV, but I love to surf the net for travel information.  When  planning a trip, I still like to buy a paper guidebook and Lonely Planets have been our go to choice for years.  But I also rely heavily on reviews, forums and travel blogs for recommendations, pricing …

Showing them the World and Building Resilience

The movers came today to pick up our boxes for our sea shipment to Australia and I can’t help the panic and doubts that creep into my mind.  We have spent the last week sorting through our stuff into various piles: going to Australia, “memories”/staying in Canada, garage sale, garbage, and India trip.  Transitions are tiring and emotionally draining and …

Our Next Adventure

Those who know us well know that we get antsy – especially me (Dawn).  We have been home for a year after our 6 month adventure last year in the Bahamas and Nicaragua and pretty much the minute we arrived home, the planning for the next adventure began.  We loved cruising and sailing in the Bahamas and were contemplating what …