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Fort Smith

This is a post about Fort Smith, NWT… our home town. Located at the 60th parallel on the border between the Northwest Territories and Alberta, Fort Smith is located at 60.0055° N, 111.8849° W. Not technically in the arctic, we actually live in Canada’s subarctic region. Early fur traders established a portage route from Fort...

The Northwest Territories

    As we travel the world and meet many people, they often ask us about where we live. Many SAY they would like to visit but frankly very few ever do. It can be expensive to get here but I must say it will be totally worth it once you make the decision to come. I will do a post specifically about Fort Smith (the town where we...

Jamaican Christmas 

It has been a very long time since we posted on BW2C. It is not that we have not travelled at all but more that travel has not been our everyday thing. I am happy to say that we are well on our way to another year of travel. In 2.5 years we will hit the road again for a year. That sounds like a lot of time but I fully expect it will fly...

Bula Vinaka Fiji

Two spectacular weeks in Fiji. We flew from Auckland to Nadi on June 4th. It is now two weeks later and we are about to return from Fiji to Canada. Some mixed feelings really about coming home. Generally though I would say we are excited to come home. Eleven and a half months since we left our home. We will have another six weeks in...

New Zealand Finale

At last report we were on our way to Mangawhai Heads for an eight day housesitting gig. We drove from Thames to MH zooming by Auckland without stopping. Our plan was to be at Carol and Chris' house by noon. We were in Mangawhai by 11am and on Saturday morning this gave us the chance to check out the Saturday market. It was a nice...

New Zealand Finale

At last report we were on our way to Mangawhai Heads for an eight day housesitting gig. We drove from Thames to MH zooming by Auckland without stopping. Our plan was to be at Carol and Chris’ house by noon. We were in Mangawhai by 11am and on Saturday morning this gave us the chance to check out the Saturday market. It was a nice...

North Island Adventures

I am getting slow it seems with my updates. Not sure what, if anything, that is indicative of. Perhaps getting slower as we get closer to coming home. I am not sure. In my last update we were leaving Ruby Bay on our way to Picton. We were still on the South Island but it was the last couple of days. We did not spend much time in Picton...

North Island Adventures

I am getting slow it seems with my updates. Not sure what, if anything, that is indicative of. Perhaps getting slower as we get closer to coming home. I am not sure. In my last update we were leaving Ruby Bay on our way to Picton. We were still on the South Island but it was the last couple of days. We did not spend much time in Picton...

The Catlins and Around the West Coast

We have zipped around the south coast and west coast of the South Island now. I am writing this post from Ruby Bay which is about a half hour from Nelson. We have been house sitting for the past six days. We are a thirty second walk from the beach but today there is crazy winds and rain. Unlike my last post though we have actually had...

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down!

In my last post, we were heading to Mount Sunday. We have had really crappy weather. Pretty much since we arrived in New Zealand it has been rainy and cold.   We drove the gravel road to Mount Sunday from Methven. It took a little more than an hour. It was grey and cloudy and rainy. It was tempting just to turn back. As I mentioned...

Middle Earth

After we left Vegas we spent a couple of days in Lon Beach, California. It was just a quick pit stop before our long flight to New Zealand. It turned out to be a really nice stop. We booked a room on airbnb.com. Karyn in Long Beach rented out her spare bedroom. This was our first time sharing in someone's house like that. She had a...