One Day in Paris

One day in Paris – a dream I’ve had for years. A sign of ‘making it’ – being able to whisk your significant other off to the city d’amour for a meal and a bit of shopping. I remember chatting with my buddy while at Runix on Dundas St, Toronto back in ’97 – we were talking…

Paris Itineraries

If I had ONE DAY in Paris: 8am: I’d start with an early breakfast from a Parisian cafe (a warm pain au chocolat please!). If you see an Eric Kayser bakery – do it! 9am: Walk or take the metro to Place de La Concorde and visit the Musee de L’Orangerie to see Monet’s waterlilies. 11am: Pop into Gagliani bookstore…

Maui 2011

Write up of our trip in 2011. Day 1: We landed in Maui and rented a convertible to do the ‘Road to Hana’! It’s a 2 ½ hour drive and best not to be done after sunset! A convertible is recommended so you can put the top-down and enjoy the views the best but some…

We Are Off Again!

That’s right. The travels continue! There is only so long that you can feel constrained to one spot, and it has been at least a week now 😉 This time though we are adding a bit of twist. We wanted to add a bit more adventure and also be able to give back. We’ve been…

Hey Sexy Lady – Ondol is Korean Style

When we were deciding our route for this trip, we hadn’t initially planned for a stop in Korea. We were actually hoping to make our way over to Japan after China, but, short on allowable miles for our ‘Around-the-World’ ticket and short on time, we took a look at the map and both agreed on…

SOLO because FOMO

During our travels, there have been mornings when I’ve ventured out as a #SoloExplorer…generally because @funkstop wants more time to snooze under the covers! Usually this means wandering through the streets with my camera, sitting at a cafe and people watching, or window shopping at local shops (I can spend hours doing this!). In Beijing,…

Dealing with the Paparazzi in Beijing

When Rahim and I landed in China, we had no idea that we were going to become instant celebrities. Everywhere we went, people stopped to ask if they could take pictures with us. It was as if we had entered Bizarro World. Some people told us that it was the novelty of a new ethnicity,…

How to Ride Into a Sunset

I’m not exactly sure how it happened. One minute it was 4:00pm and I had turned back to my Lonely Planet to read another chapter on exploring Myanmar and the next minute Rahim was rushing through the door exclaiming that it was 5:00pm! Oh no! We had planned to leave our hotel by 4:30pm so…

Drumroll! The Winners of the Miniature Paintings Giveaway are…

Salma Dhroliya-Kanji Jenny Ng Anil Jamani Thank you so much for playing along everyone! We loved all the comments that we received. Rahim Hirji – yours was the best! Although Anil, yours was the most honest 😉  lucky for you, you do what your wife says! We’re sorry we don’t have any more art, but…