Travel, Travelback Tuesday

Four Thousand Islands, Laos (SPIDER ATTACK!)

In 2008 I spend three months backpacking around Southeast Asia. This is one of my stories.  Keli and I took turns riding the broken bike the whole winding road back. We’d spent our second day cycling around the island of Don Khong and across to a neighbouring island to see the Khone Phapheng Falls, the… Continue reading Four Thousand Islands, Laos (SPIDER ATTACK!)

France, Solo travel, Travel, Travelback Tuesday

Memories of Paris

I've been to Paris twice. The first in September of 2007 and the second in November of 2007. It was on the same backpacking trip and the only destination I circled through twice. When I first arrived in Paris, in September, from Vancouver, my heart and my head were full of expectations. So full that… Continue reading Memories of Paris

Travel

Nassau, Bahamas (Part 2)

Let's get to the most important part right away: Sky Juice. Seriously. So good. So after I'd walked up the Queen's Staircase, I headed over to Fort Fincastle. It overlooks the eastern approach to New Providence, Nassau, and Paradise Island (not to mention the infamous Atlantis). After that, I had a few places in mind but… Continue reading Nassau, Bahamas (Part 2)

Travel

Nassau, Bahamas (Part 1)

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be a member of the crew on the second season of The Bachelor Canada -- which, in the fourth episode, took us to Nassau, Bahamas. I’ve never had any immediate desire to travel to the Caribbean. Don’t get me wrong, when I found out we were going… Continue reading Nassau, Bahamas (Part 1)

Arts & Culture, Los Angeles, Vancouver

Back in the Homeland

Mere hours off the plane, I'm decked out in fancy rain boots, sporting zero makeup, and trudging through the rain to dine at the Na'am. Vancouver, never change. Leaving L.A. was extremely bittersweet. I'll write more about it in the coming days, I'm sure, when I've had more time to reflect. Saying goodbye to Hayley… Continue reading Back in the Homeland

Los Angeles, Travel

Writing days & movie nights

While it may appear that all I've been doing in Los Angeles is playing, I did in fact come here to get some work done. Some network! Get it? Work... network! #sorrynotsorry Anyway, I've had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people here and will soon be compiling all the advice they have given me into… Continue reading Writing days & movie nights

Los Angeles, Travel

How we celebrate Martin Luther King day…

By going to Mexico!  Not actually Mexico. No, unfortunately, we didn't go to Mexico, but we found the next best thing: Olvera St. Hayley works an insane schedule so naturally we were both thrilled to find out she had Martin Luther King, Jr. Day off. After much discussion of what to do with such rare… Continue reading How we celebrate Martin Luther King day…

Los Angeles, Travel

Nisha’s Last Day in L.A. and Celebrity Approachment

Sunday morning we woke up refreshed and groggy. Wait... refreshed or groggy, you choose. It was Nisha's last morning (sob!) so we decided to squeeze in a few more things before driving her to the airport. First on the list, farmer's market! My obsession with farmer's markets knows no bounds and I couldn't wait to check… Continue reading Nisha’s Last Day in L.A. and Celebrity Approachment

Los Angeles, Travel

Today is a grey day in L.A. (but Day 9 wasn’t).

This is what, I believe, the kids calls "#nofilter". I've been in Los Angeles for nearly 20 days. (Say what!?) And today I miss Vancouver. The fresh air. The rain. The short distances between boroughs. It's a god damn beautiful city and sometimes I have to leave for awhile to remember that. If you live… Continue reading Today is a grey day in L.A. (but Day 9 wasn’t).

Film, TV & books, Los Angeles, Travel

Live! Sitcom! Taping!

Does anyone know any good memory boosting tricks? I think with all these fictional characters and events swirling around in my head, my brain is having trouble grasping on to the tangible ones. Or maybe it's just a product of my generation: if I didn't tweet it youtube it instagram Facebook tumblr snapchat (ok, that… Continue reading Live! Sitcom! Taping!