Category Archives: Mikhaila's Memories

Sedona Rocks!

We are no longer on our official Global Fieldtrip, but that doesn’t mean the fun and adventures have ended!  My dad had to be in Phoenix, Arizona for a business trip, so we decided it would be a fun idea for the three girls to

South American Success!

Hey everybody! Thank you to all who came to our most recent Global Fieldtrip Night, Stunning South America. It was a great time and we really enjoyed sharing all of our photos and stories from our time in Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands (Santa Cruz and Isabela),

Global Fieldtrip Night- Stunning South America!

Hola amigos! The time has come! It is our final Global Fieldtrip Night, where we will be presenting the South American countries of Ecuador and Peru! It has been a lot of fun sharing our trip and trying many different types of international foods. We’ve

World Religions: Incan Spirituality

“Life is a game, nothing more.” This is a quote by a shaman we met in Peru. We went with Lainie and their group to a “despacho ceremony” which is an Incan religious ceremony to give offerings to Pachimama, or Mother Earth. We started by

Star Light, Star Bright

It’s still my party! My birthday celebrations continued at night when we joined up with Lainie and her group and went to a family run observatory. We had to chance to look through a big telescope and were able to see Venus, Jupiter, and the

Mikhaila and the Chocolate Factory!

Happy birthday to me! I have been really lucky and have had 2 birthdays on the road; one in Ireland and another in Peru. I started my special day with cake for breakfast and birthday wishes from my family and friends via email. I also

Pitch Perfect Pan Flutes!

Throughout our year, we have enjoyed learning about many different instruments around the world.  While spending time with Lainie, she introduced us to a local artist and musician, Sabino.  He makes instruments for his career, such as guitars and flutes.  He also teaches music classes with

Incan Spirituality 101

Throughout the year, I have learned and experienced different world religions, for example Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.  The final one we experienced was the Incan faith during our time in Peru.  This faith really honours the Earth and offers a deep respect for nature.  When the Spanish

Gorgeous Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz

Welcome to the beautiful island of Santa Cruz! After a brief stay in Quito, we flew down to the Galapagos Islands.  We decided not to go on a cruise, instead we did “island hopping”, where we travelled from island to island. We first visited the

eSight: Vision for the (Legally) Blind

During our time in California with Uncle Brian, we had the chance to visit his work place. Uncle Brian is the President and CEO of a company called eSight which is a Canadian company that makes glasses for legally blind people. The glasses are actually

A Great Canadian Dessert Eh!

During our year long trip around the world, we have bee staying with many people and we wanted to be able to make something Canadian for them. We got this Nanaimo bar recipe from one of our neighbours back home, Gail, and have been making

Emily Carr

“Dear trees, we don’t stop half enough to love and admire them.” This is a quote by Canadian artist Emily Carr. We learned about her while in Victoria and had the chance to see many of her works of art. Emily Carr was born December

Wonderful Whistler!

After a great time touring Vancouver, we were ready to move to the resort town of Whistler. Here, we learned many interesting things about the previous Olympics and the history of the town at the Whistler Museum. One of the first settlers, Myrtle and Alex

Eagles, Salmon, and Whales, Oh My!

“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears one destroys.” – Chief

Pineapples, Pineapples, and More Pineapples!

Welcome to Dole, the biggest company to sell the second most popular fruit in the world (bananas are number one), which also comes in a delicious ice cream form known as Dole Whip. You know what I’m talking about…. pineapples of course! James Drummond Dole