Being a Travel Agent

When I returned from Europe I decided to become a travel agent; it sounded like a glamorous job. I found a correspondence course and began my studies. I loved the learning. The certificate program culminated in a six-week classroom requirement held at SAIT in Calgary. I was still living in Edmonton at the time so…

Four Months in Europe

After high school I continued to work as a Safeway cashier. Hours were flexible and money was good. Within a couple of years I got itchy feet and decided to take time off and bus around Europe. I was nervous to travel alone; luckily, Sylvia, a girl at work accompanied me and we took off…

My First Adventure off the Continent

When I was seventeen, my mother pulled me out of school for a week and took me to the Canary Islands. She would be attending an International Pharmaceutical Convention. It was the spring of 1976 – a time before internet, digital cameras, and non-stop transatlantic flights. Our plane had to touch down in the Azores…