Misadventures in a Ghost Town

What is an “adventure,” exactly?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “adventure” as “An unusual and exciting or daring experience; Excitement associated with danger or the taking of risks.”

Danger and risk come with the territory, which means adventures do sometimes go wrong. Sometimes they become even greater adventures, like when you get lost and discover something even more exciting than you had anticipated. Sometimes… they don’t.

Last year while on one of my most anticipated adventures of the summer – a solo motorcycle journey through the Kootenay mountains in southeastern British Columbia – things went sideways. Quite literally. Read more

My Very Own Apocalypse

Just what every little girl dreams of, right? A little over a year ago I was treated to my very own apocalypse, and I have survived to tell the tale, so far. The following are some of the highlights – if they can be called that – of my journey of soul-shattering destruction, unlikely survival, and rebuilding in the aftermath. Read more

New Year, New Name, New Domain

Hello, my name is Janelle Visser, and this is my new online home.

I have not been called Janelle Visser for quite some time, but after surviving a marriage apocalypse and thriving in the aftermath thanks to, among other things, a healthy diet of what I like to call “Adventure Therapy,” I have decided to start the new year anew as Janelle Visser. Read more