Category Archives: A Handmade Travel Guide

A Handmade Travel Guide: Japan

Bamboo Forest in Kyoto. A Handmade Travel Guide: Japan Last fall we had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Japan with my friend Chika and her partner Riley. She grew up in Japan, in Nara close to Osaka where her family still lives. You might have heard about her before as she’s a fantastic illustrator: […]

A handmade travel guide: Northern Germany – Hamburg

A handmade travel guide: Northern Germany – Hamburg Schiffermanns friend’s, a Blutsgeschwister Flaggschiff.My birthday is coming up this week and it always makes me a little bit homesick. So I decided to cure myself in telling you a bit more about where I’m from and encourage you to travel Northern Germany. Hamburg is the biggest […]

A handmade travel guide: Northern Germany – Lübeck

A handmade travel guide: Norther Germany – Lübeck Holsten Gate, Lübeck.When I meet people here in Canada who have been to Germany, most of them tell me about their travels to the South of Germany. I mean, yes, it is beautiful down there but I haven’t spent a whole lot of time in Southern Germany […]

A Handmade Travel Guide: Copenhagen

A Handmade Travel Guide: Copenhagen Pang, Christianshavn in Copenhagen. With the weather being super cold here in Calgary, I was reminiscing about our Europe trip last September. It might not have been a beach holiday but it was definitely above zero! While I immensely enjoyed visiting my folks in Northern Germany, one of my highlight […]

A handmade travel guide to Western Canadian Folk Music Festivals.

A handmade travel guide to Western Canadian Folk Music Festivals. You’re travelling Western Canada and the Candian Rockies in summer? You want to do something off the beaten path? Something the locals do? Or you are local but not a big fan of hiking up a mountain or floating down a river in summer? But […]

A Handmade Travel Guide to San Francisco

A Handmade Travel Guide to San Francisco San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge The Maple And Oak Diaries’ travel guides are a bit different from your average travel guide. As I love anything that is handcrafted, locally designed or homespun, I thought it would be a great idea to focus on even those aspects […]