EU Summer Road Trip ⇒

March 21st, 2019 by Erin with tag Travel

About 6 months ago my cousin invited us to her wedding. In Geneva. In August.

The bad news is that we are going to Europe at the worst possible time, when it is hottest and crowded.

The good news is that my parents are going as well and paying for our flights!

Since we are going allllll that way, we might as well stick around for a few more weeks to see some of the sights, right? Christine and I have wanted to go to Italy ever since we saw Life is Beautiful (a bit morbid I know), and...

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Lesson Learned on an EV Road Trip ⇒

August 5th, 2018 by Erin with tags ev & Travel

Some background on EV charging; there are 3 types of chargers, Levels 1-3. Level 1 is a trickle charge, like you'd get if you plugged the car into a standard 110V outlet. It takes ~30 hours to charge our car from one of these. Level 2 is a 240V outlet, like an oven or a dryer. This is what we have at home and it takes 9-10 hours to charge Leaf fully (from empty). Then there are Level 3 chargers. They charge the Leaf to 80% in only 30 mins. These are the types of chargers you want to use...

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New York, New York ⇒

July 14th, 2018 by Erin with tag Travel

We haven't really ever been on a big family trip; France when Elise was 7 months old, San Jose 5 or so years ago and Toronto with my family (parents, etc). Never a big trip with just us, with both kids, so last week we went to the Big 🍎!

We found a nice AirBnB in the Bed-Stuy Brooklyn neighbourhood; an area "in transition" but perfectly fine for us. Being near the C and J subway lines made it really easy to get in and out of Manhattan. And on our last night there, we ran into a block...

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Middle Eastern Adventure ⇒

November 10th, 2017 by Erin with tags Travel & Work

Today I head to the Middle East, Abu Dhabi specifically. My company decided to attend ADIPEC, one of the largest Oil & Gas trade show in the world. Over 100k attendees! We chose to go because Export Canada has this great program where they assist companies looking to expand overseas, so they're actually covering 50% of our costs.

I've never been to the Middle East, and I'm really looking forward to learning about new cultures, foods & activities.

Thankfully we have a full day...

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