The Continuing Adventures of the Handbag

After another big year for Deb we are once again very fortunate to be able to traveling to far off lands to have amazing adventures while having the opportunity to explore, relax and hang out with friends we have made from all over the world. Thanks to Stampin’ Up! we start our trip with a Greek Island cruise and then we head off on our own to do some exploring in Europe.

Salt Lake City – a bonus day

Salt Lake City was bitter sweet. We were excited to spend a few days with good friends, and sad as it marked the end of our time in the US. A benefit of all the great Stampin’ Up! trips that Deb has earned over the years are all the friends we have made around the…

The World Famous Victoria

Thursday Today we are back in Canada and docking in the port of Victoria. We were told that Victoria is a beautiful city full of beautiful gardens. There was a number of activities on offer but we opted for a simple tour of the city which included an hour at the Craigdarroch Castle. And true…

There Be Icebergs Captain

We entered the Fjord on our Royal Caribbean cruise at 5:30am – we just sat on our balcony watching as we glided through Endicott Arm with the mountain lined glacial coloured channel as otters popped up and icebergs passed. When we got to Dawes Glacier the captain simply spun the ship slowly around 3 times, about 800m from the glacier – so we sat eating our room service breakfast on our balcony in the glory of this magnificent 360 degree vista. Not too shabby!

Skagway

Monday Pulling into Skagway this morning – okay I was asleep when we pulled in – so when I pulled back the curtains this morning we were in Skagway. Our activity today didn’t start until 10am so there was no real hurry. Unlike Juneau you can get to Skagway by road and I’m told that…

Heading North to Alaska

I fear no good can come from this! We have only just skirted the bottom edge of Alaska and it has only wet my appetite more. This place looks amazing! In my head I’m already planning a bike trip up here! I’m sure work wouldn’t miss me for another few months. A bit about this…

2017 – A Year in Review

I remember being told by older people when I was a young bloke that the years go by faster as you get older.  Now I am one of those older people – and yes they certainly do seem to go by faster.  I’m not sure if it’s because each year represents an ever smaller percentage of your over-all life, or that life is getting faster, or that we are fitting more into our time.  Maybe it’s a bit of all those things.

Taking in the sights of Phuket.

Wednesday – Stampin Up! took us on a group activity out to a number of islands including ‘James Bond Island’, canoeing in and around the islands, visiting a village built over the ocean,  and providing lunch on an island. The islands are limestone islands in the Phang Nga National Park and are fairly unique in…