Foreign Affairs
Kendra

5 Diplomats, Barefoot, drinking whiskey and talking politics

After 7 years of my early life being abroad, my first experience of Canadian wilderness was at our family cottage. Having had no freedoms, having never seen a forest or a clean lake, we spent a hot ride in our Ford Ltd, packed to the brim with bedding, food, water and books. My Father would be anxious to get up

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travel
Kendra

A Tour on HMCS Haida

Our nerdy selves finally made it to Hamilton Ontario to take a tour on the HMCS Haida. It was just about the coolest tour possible. It is a floating piece of history that everyone should board at some point. A National Historic Site, run by Parks Canada check out the website HMCS Haida If you have the Parks Canada pass

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Foreign Affairs
Kendra

Redefining What Mobile Means

Growing up, I was mobile, we were about as mobile as they came. My Father got his marching orders, we packed, we moved, and we plunked ourselves in a new country, with little contact to the rest of our family. My Father, orderly to a fault, would make sure our basics were met, food, clothing, shelter and school. The rest,

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Fashion 101
Kendra

Capsule Wardrobe

OMG, I did it, I paired down my wardrobe to almost nothing… For a couple of years, I have researched, checked out other blogs, and hummed and hawed about getting rid of half my wardrobe, but I was terrified. For 2 years, I cried every time I had to get dressed up, I felt horrible in 99% of my things,

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art
Kendra

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I knew eventually, that the day would come that my husband and I would have an adventure together, alone, minus our child and dog. I just had no idea that it would be as emotional as it was. Since it was our 10th anniversary, we decided, no gifts, just a trip. An adult only trip, to reconnect. You see, neither

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Foreign Affairs
Kendra

Life Lessons from a Diplomatic Father

It is always difficult for me to write about my Father, he was a force to recon with, a true diplomat to the core. A man, who’s cancer took from this earth way too early. He was 51 when he took his last breath. I was left to ring in my 20th birthday with a future with no Father. I

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