January 8, 2011

||| WHISTLER, B.C. CANADA |||

Whistler. Voted number one ski resort in North America too many times to count. Also home to the 2010 Winter Olympics with Vancouver, even more popular in the summer for tourists, and really just simply, one of Mother Natures finest creations. What’s your hesitation? Go here now, and experience some of our recommendations.

September 7, 2017

||| SLOVENIA 2017 |||

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Climbing, bike riding, lakes, century-old vineyards, quaint cities, and modern glampsites are the specialties of Slovenia – the first classified green destination in the world.

February 21, 2017

||| YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK |||

My heart warms like a bonfire when I see log cabins, dry pine forests, and moose wandering about.

My heart warms like a bonfire when I see log cabins, dry pine forests, and moose wandering about.

February 17, 2017

||| David Suzuki |||

Spending time in person with a hero, is about as life changing as it gets. The feeling of having the complete pleasure to hang out with Dr. David Suzuki was like a dream come true.

December 2, 2016

||| COSTA RICA & NICARAGUA |||

Just bliss. Beach bliss. I have a love affair with these places. I can’t write too much, because the photos do the talking. Just watch out for sting ray bites, and scorpions under beds!

January 5, 2015

||| BEST HANGING TOILETRY BAGS OF 2015 |||

 I never knew how travel life would change with the help of a great bathroom bag.  When I finally splurged the big $40 on one, I thought ‘this better be worth it.’ 5 years later, I can’t believe I travelled for 15 years without….   Here are some of my finds on hanging toiletry kits. […]

January 12, 2014

||| ENGLAND TO MOROCCO – ROAD TRIP |||

      morocco from Katie Schaitel on Vimeo. Tim and I  decided to buy a cheap van, and hit the road for a climbing and surf quest. With a few quick conversions to the van, we escaped with a surf rack, bikes, climbing gear, a kitchen, bed and motor to hit the highway with. […]

October 2, 2012

||| BARCELONA & THE ROCKS |||

Do you like beaches? Design of all kinds? Cheap bottles of red wine? Quaint streets and grand monuments that take your breathe away? Then this is your place.

March 29, 2012

||| FLY ME TO THE MOON…with COMFORT AND NICE LUGGAGE |||

This black, sleek and sexy Dakine Jetsetter Roller Bag has the look of a rockstar for a dirt-cheap price. Do you hear a Joan Jett song coming on? I’ve owned Dakine products in the past. They are durable and solid; worthy of every penny you’ve spent. This bag rocks out the cow-hide and nylon – mooovalous! […]

October 3, 2011

||| GREECE |||

For a place that’s been established for thousands of years by human’s – it sure doesn’t look it. As pure and unaustentatious as it gets, this is authentic and cool. The locals are layed back, the sea is warm, and the cats roam. The climbers climb, the diners dine, and the sun doth shine. Come […]

May 31, 2011

||| ST. JAMES’S PALACE ||| LONDON |||

St. James’s Palace is the residence of the Queen of England and her family – excluded from public visitation. Located a city block’s length away from Buckingham Palace – which is open to visit by anyone. Tim and I get an invitation to attend the Duke Of Edinburgh awards ceremony held here, so that Tim […]

Welcome!

My husband has a unique career - he's an 'extreme athlete.' His job has taken him to the most beautiful places on earth. He has appeared in many magazines, and on television and films all over the world. So when we travel I'm usually finding less extreme things to do. I like adventure, but not to his level! Throughout our travels, I tend to focus on arts, culture and foods, where as he explores rivers, rocks and wilderness.

I've lived in 6 countries on 4 continents, and have travelled solo to many places. I have no greater passion for the earth, it's environments, and cultures. I have studied adventure tourism and theatre and Tim is a zoologist, and rock and ice climber working with Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond, Adidas Eyewear.

You will see throughout the blog how we meet in the middle when travelling, despite our differences! There's something for everyone.

Throughout each post on this blog preceding an activity description, there is either symbols of:

SWEET = Recommended/Easy
SUPER SWEET = Highly Recommended/Easy
CHILLY PEPPER SYMBOLS = Challenging

RATING SYSTEM :
1 CHILLY PEPPER - Mild
2 CHILLY PEPPERS - Medium
3 CHILLY PEPPERS - Hot
4 CHILLY PEPPERS - Extra Hot

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