National Geographic Journeys: Day of the Dead

Labour Day has come and gone, and it's time to start thinking about your next cultural adventure! The Day of the Dead is one of Mexico's most beloved festivals and G Adventures has teamed up with National Geographic to take you on an incredible…
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Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson

Blue Caterpillars, caviar scotch eggs and applewood smoked croque-monsieur. Not exactly the traditional fare one expects to find on a table set for English high tea, but find it we did. High Tea is often thought of as a 'touristy'  London activity,…

In Honour of Cecil the Lion: My Top 10 World Lion Day Photos

Every year the I pays homage to my favourite animal, the African Lion.  A fews year ago I had the distinct honour of  working/volunteering amongst the Dambwa Pride, a young pride of lions protected by the African Lion Environmental Research…
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5 Authentic Places to try Local Food in Dubai

Food in Dubai has an enormous variety. With a majority population of expats, the diversity is endless. You can find just about every kind of cuisine from around the world; Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Japanese, European, Continental,…

A Scenic Paradise: The Ideal Scandinavian Itinerary

Norway, Sweden and Denmark – the three countries that make up Scandinavia give you NATURE at its very best! A tapestry of lakes, mountains, hills and endless forests, nature’s beauty is unfathomable here. Winter is merciless, transforming…
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7 Amazing Benefits of Attending TBEX

So what are the benefits of attending TBEX? You've probably already read my post on why I think all travel bloggers should attend TBEX, but now it's time to get down to the nitty gritty; What do you get out of it? So glad you asked! There are…
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7 Tips for Traveling Like a Local in Indonesia

I've always wanted to publish my best tips on how to travel like a local in Indonesia, and when a friend of mine shot me a text announcing he's jettisoning off to Bali in the fall (insert jealousy here), I decided there's no time like the present.…
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Made in BC: A Context Travel Review

After being out of town on three back-to-back holidays, yesterday I decided to play tourist in my hometown of Vancouver, and join the  Context Travel "Made in BC Culinary Stroll" of historic Granville Island. As much as I love a freshly stamped…
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Midwest Murder & Mayhem: A Wabasha Street Caves Experience

John Dillinger, Ma Barker, Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis, these are just a handful of the infamous names you'll hear on the Wabasha Street Caves tour in Saint Paul Minnesota. It's hard to believe that this seemingly sleepy town was once a hotbed for…

My Weekend on the Sunshine Coast

The Winter season in Vancouver can get the best of you if you let it. Sure, ski season is bliss for most, but let’s face it, not everyone can spend all day every day on the slopes! Oh, to dream. Then there are those of  who aren’t really snow bunnies at all. I took an […]

Calling all Fairweather Knitters: Notes from a Wannabe Knitter

Have you ever picked up a set of knitting needles? A few years back, there was no way I could ever conceive of sitting in one place long enough to knit something even slightly recognizable. It’s not that I didn’t have the patience for it, I’ve been known to spend something like sixteen hours braiding […]

The Magic of Marrakech – Part 1

Marrakech. My memory has whisked me right back to the dusty alleys of the Medina. Morocco was only just barely on our radar. It’s not that neither of us wanted to see it (my partner and I), we were just worried that we wouldn’t have enough time to really see it. After spending two months […]

Look Who’s an Editor’s Pick & Notes on Fashion

Who doesn’t love waking up in the morning to find that their hard work has been featured somewhere fabulous like I tip my hat, give you a nod and send many thanks for choosing my blog to be an Editor’s Pick. I only just wandered into the ‘blogosphere’ a little less than a year […]

College Dayz & The Campus Haze

I know. I pulled a disappearing act on you all, yet again. For some reason, I had this ridiculous idea in my head that my first semester back after an eight month hiatus would be, oh, I don’t know, manageable! It has definitely been one of those ‘bite off more than you can chew’ kind […]

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Hola Barcelona: A Wide Eyed Canadian Travels to Spain

Well, I’ve officially made it! Spain. Ever since I was little, and laid eyes on a picture of Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral, I’ve wanted to travel to Spain. I imagined smoky cafes brimming with savvy tourists and robust Spanish locals bantering back and forth about football scores while sipping away at steaming cups of mezcla. […]