Tag Archives: Canada

An Exchange to Remember!

Waiting for your kids to come home from an overseas trip is nerve wracking.  Although you know an exchange experience is a great for them – the fact they are over 7000 km away makes it tough.  I guess this is something we will have

Canada 150!

Oh, Canada! What better timing could there be for our Aussie cousins to visit than during our incredible Canada 150 celebrations?!  As luck would have it (ok, there was some planning involved!), our Fam from the Land Down Under was able to join us for

All the Way From Down Under to Canada!

One thing we feel really good about with our Global FieldTrip is that is has inspired others to “go for it” and travel – especially our family from Australia!  Last Christmas, our cousins from outside of Melbourne wanted to experience a white Christmas in Canada

Exploring Ontario – the Adventure Awaits!

After a fabulous Global Field Trip night, we started the official tourist part of Ravi and Anju’s holidays. Let’s go Ontario! Of course, when you are in Ontario, one must go and see the famous Wonder of North America – Niagara Falls.  So we packed up

Nifty North America= So Much Fun!

Aloha! Did you know that “aloha” means hello and goodbye? North America was amazing and even though we live here, there is so much that we don’t know about our continent and even our own country. It was so much fun revisiting all of our

Back to the First World-Global Fieldtrip Night

ALOHA! It is so much fun reliving our trip every month with pictures and food.  Our next destination…  North America!  Please fasten your seat belts and get ready to go to various places in Canada and the United States. Now, from Australia to North America

Tasty Nanaimo

Over the course of our trip, whenever anyone asks us about Canadian food, we are always at a bit of a loss on what really constitutes Canadian food? Sushi pizza? We are a country of immigrants that eat fusion so often we have no idea

The Yummiest Canadian Dessert

There are not many “Canadian” foods, but we managed to make some Canadian desserts while here in Victoria and they sure are delicious! My favourite Canadian dessert would have to be Butter Tarts! Here is how you can make this AWESOME dessert: Ingredients: 12 pastry cups

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

Go West!

We really enjoyed our housesitting in Victoria – it’s a beautiful city with lots of opportunities to hike and bike and enjoy the nature everywhere. We decided we needed to explore more of Vancouver Island so we followed a very popular route which took us

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

Have you Caught the Gold Fever?

Hundreds of years ago, there was a legend about somewhere full of limitless gold. This legend was called El Dorado. Everyone who heard about it became excited and wanted to find El Dorado so they could have a better life. This time was called the “Gold

Vivacious Victoria!

We loved our time on British Columbia’s mainland, but more adventures awaited us as we headed to Vancouver Island and BC’s capital city of Victoria. We had rented a car while in Vancouver and now we had a challenge – how do we drive our

West Coast Awesomeness!

We love the West Coast and really enjoyed visiting all of the great tourist sites…but nothing is better than staying with locals who are also very dear friends. About 20 years ago, I went to the University of Ottawa with one of my highschool friends Jenn

Learning the Native Way

We have learned a lot about the Natives in Alaska and thought we should learn about the ones in Canada, our own country.  The Native Center in Whistler was the perfect place to learn about them. This museum in the Whistler Village was for the