At the beginning of 2019 I wrote about our decision to move to Victoria. While we hoped this was going to be a permanent thing, we also knew we were testing the water to some degree. Life has a habit of handing you surprises and, as I wrote in October … Read →
A little under a year ago we moved across the Strait of Georgia to live in Victoria, ostensibly permanently. Then, on October 15th, my wife was informed that she could apply for a new job or take a package and leave her company. It didn’t take her long to choose option B, leaving her employer of 22 years behind by December 31st at the latest. Suddenly, my wife would be unemployed as of the new year, our rental lease was up January 31st, we hadn’t bought a place yet, and I’ve extended my Vancouver job leave by another year. We’re travelling!
In my previous post about our little island hopping adventure, I wrote about a few days on the Pacific Rim, between Ucluelet and Tofino. That post was reasonably light on words and very heavy on photos. I’m hoping this will be a shorter and lighter weight post. After our time … Read →
We got away for a week in summer 2019 and did a little island hopping. We opted to spend the first three nights on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet. This is the (mostly photographic) evidence of our trip.
You couldn’t write this story if you tried. My experience with Expedia customer service was so wretchedly bad over the past year that I really do wonder how they’ve stayed in business. In behaviour that ranged from merely apathetic to rude and dishonest, Expedia demonstrates how to ensure a company doesn’t get (this customer’s) repeat business.