Life Out Of A Backpack!

Exploring and savoring the good things in life! Foodie – Traveler – Photographer – Blogger – Adventurer Tommy Traveler  

Spud Pie…Freaking Yummy!

Barrie, Canada Raising 2 beautiful kids who despised all tomato based stuff… even ketchup… who doesn’t like Heinz? Fussy children! One day my daughter asked me to make a pizza with all her favorite things… Alfredo sauce… Potatoes… Chicken… Bacon…  and tons of cheese! Spud Pie was born… It’s probably one of the best non…

The Attraction of Traveling Alone

Halifax. Canada I read this article on elitedaily.com by John Haltiwanger and thought I’d share! People Who Travel Alone All Have One Thing In Common: They’re Wise There’s nothing quite like waking up by yourself in an unfamiliar place with nothing to do but explore. It’s simultaneously invigorating and unnerving. But the frightening aspects of it…

Natural Seaside Beauty – Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove, Canada It took me 50 yrs to visit this historical gem in my own backyard of Nova Scotia, Peggy’s Cove! Established in 1868 this small rural fishing community on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay is still home to a few local lobster fishermen but tourism is the main draw now. Peggy’s…

The Secret Pizza Recipe!

Stellarton, Nova Scotia Canada Truth is, the last time I made Sam’s Restaurant famous pizza at home was at my big Sister’s place and it’s always a 2 day event because we all know goodness takes time! Time in the kitchen is never a waste and the place where the party eventually happens with everyone in…

Day Trip To Exuma Cayes

Nassau, Bahamas About 40 miles south east of Nassau lies the Exuma Cayes. Made up of over 360 islands and cayes that run for approximately 120 miles from north to south. Mostly uninhabited and we are off on a day trip to the private Island 0f Saddleback Caye with Island World Adventures. The Exumas’ crystal clear waters are…

Semuc Champey Nature Preserve

Alta Verapaz, Guatemala While dropping into Antigua, Guatemala for the 3rd time in 6 months. Yes I love this mountain city surrounded by active volcanoes with warm days and cool nights it’s magical here! More on that later. I kept hearing the same buzz from fellow travelers again and again. You have to go to Lanquin and travel into…