Nita’s Journal

Maison Sweet Maison
November 30th, 2012

It was getting harder and harder to get out of bed. We’d been off the bikes for much longer than anticipated and the sun had been shrouded in fog and mist for days. It was getting down right cold, cold to the bone. The thick knitted camping sweater and seven-dollar turtleneck I bought the week […]

A Way to the World
October 29th, 2012

The world has been shrinking before our eyes and beneath us for the past one hundred days. The road east through Canada seems to have continuously stretched its long loose arms onward, outward and upward so high that off in the distance, it is as though we were destined for the clouds, or sun, or […]

The Further We Go, the Closer I Get.
August 30th, 2012

I like to sing in my helmet and frequently Issa chimes in, over the headset, as my boy soprano. Sometimes, its a song you may recognize, but a lot of the time its what I call a “One hit wander” often beginning with an A and slowly wandering off into an F (much like my […]

The Next Four Years
June 6th, 2012

Its been nearly 4 years since Issa and I first began discussing the idea of world travel. Casual reoccurrences of playful banter that typically began with, “What if we could…? ” Little did we know at the time, that this idea would grow and change just as we had been through the years. As of […]

Camp Breibish
April 19th, 2012

The house has been empty now for just over a week. The sleeping bags and blow up mattresses on the floor where our bed used to be, have us feeling like a couple of big silly kids. Much like nights spent under that stellar fort you built in your parents living room when you were […]

Reckoning and Revelling
March 18th, 2012

How do you begin to let go when your rational mind tells you to hold on good and tight, to the familiar, the comfortable and the normalcy of your life. Urging you to cling to the things that feel real and safe in your everyday. This can be challenging for a nomadic soul that has […]

Heads, Hearts and Feet?
February 8th, 2012

January has come and gone just as expected, filled with transition. We’ve been refocusing our time and energy on logistical planning and attempting to stay present in the moment, while looking ahead, toward unfarmiliar horizons that can be difficult at times to turn our minds eye from. Issa and I have found our groove after […]

The First Wave Goodbye
January 1st, 2012

Kensington is a quaint little area of Calgary, close to where we currently live and is one of the first places I came back to after arriving from NYC in 2006. Only one week had passed since my three day drive back from the East Coast with a puppy and a rental SUV, filled from […]

To Face Unafraid
December 18th, 2011

The snow is falling once again here in Western Canada, blanketing all who dwell below and revealing a vast gentle hush amongst the masses. When the occasional sound of laughter leaving our neighbour’s front door makes us think of family and close friends, no matter how far they may be. We are reminded of how […]

Out with the New, in with the Useful
November 17th, 2011

We are now nine months away from our world adventure and lately I’ve been thinking, “I sure hope all of this new doesn’t get old” as so much of what we obtain in life tends to inevitably do, all too quickly. This, after all, seems to be a part of the human condition. Presently, new […]

Look Where You Want to Go
October 29th, 2011

“I believe that no matter how hard the task may seem at first, it’s the knowledge that you uncover about yourself and the world around you, that makes it all worthwhile in the end.” Another End. We are in our second week back from our near two-month Western US ride and we know one thing […]

Wherever You Are,
Is Right Where You Belong
August 4th, 2010

“If home is where the heart is, then perhaps home is really anywhere you choose to be.” I always knew from childhood that I must have been blessed with the soul of a gypsy. Handed down to me surely by my father. First recognized as a child listening to him as he shared his dreams […]