Layover

Deerlake, Newfoundland

Deerlake, Newfoundland

From the sandy beaches and sun streaming in Jamaica to the water lined by thick woods in Deerlake.  I joked about my job being all glamour when I found out I was going to be going to a small town in the last province to join the then dominion of Canada.  I was a little(…)

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

I love sun in the winter, even if it is a 19 hour layover of which 8 hours is spent sleeping.  We landed early, you have to love that when you know a beach chair is waiting for you at the hotel.  We went to our all inclusive, still not sold on the idea of(…)

Halifax, Canada

I met one of my close friends early in the morning. She picked me up and we drove to this tiny restaurant that I would blissful more as a greasy spoon or diner. We have eaten here before and the Ardmore tea room 6499 Quinpool Road, Halifax is a great place for a hearty, filling(…)

Ottawa

You guessed it if it’s June I must be in Ottawa. This time I met my sister who was out here in business and was able to show her my favourite spots in Ottawa. She was in town for a very short time. The only day she had free time happened to be the day(…)

Ottawa in May

Back in Ottawa after a long winter away. Spring is a busy time in Ottawa, there are lots of festivals in the city, school groups touring and the city is preparing for the super busy summer tourist season. I missed the Parliament buildings over the winter so that was my first stop. I wanted to(…)

Tokyo Day 1

I was lucky enough to get a 72 hour (3 day) layover in one of the world’s biggest cities. I have wanted to visit Japan my entire life and watched “Lost in Translation” the movie to prepare myself for the culture shock. Well, I don’t know quite what I was expecting but I am not(…)

Hotel do’s and dont’s.

Okay. I will NOT EVER tell you where crew stay but I will tell you some tips I have for staying in a hotel. One of my biggest pet peeves is walking down the hallway in a hotel and seeing many doors propped open by the lock. Usually this is done by a large group(…)

NYC in July.

NYC in July.

Ahhh. Walking through New York in the summer always makes me think of the song “Summer in the City”. There is a reason people leave the city during the stifling summer months. It is HOT. Humidity also plays a role in the feeling of closeness as does the number of tourists roaming the streets. I(…)

BED BUGS!!!!

I have been trying to figure out how to broach this subject for a while. It became even more at the forefront of my mind when one of my crew members found some when checking his bed upon checking in to the hotel. He changed rooms but I still cannot help but feel icky at(…)