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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,…
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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,…
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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…

The Classic Office Look

I can’t really say I’ve ever had the kind of schedule that didn’t permit a pit stop at home to shower and beautify before I went out on the town. I suppose that also stems from all that military-type scheduling I grew up with, where your time was meticulously planned, and you always gave yourself a buffer […]

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Gone Coastal on the Sunshine Coast

Travel is an integral part of my life, and if I can, I like to slip away from the city as often as I can. And when I’ve lost my muse and I need a little breather, I head to the tranquility of the sunshine coast. Here are a few pics from my latest trip! […]

Scholastic Fantastic

Yup, I am a geek. It’s only June and I’m already thinking about my first semester at UBC. Shake your head all you want, but since receiving that acceptance letter back in May, I haven’t been able to think about much else. And while this Spring hasn’t exactly been a picnic for me personally, every […]

Obsessed Much?

I don’t want to brag or anything, but I don’t really have any vices. I don’t need caffeine in the morning to function, I don’t smoke, and finally, I can quite comfortably, go months without having a sip of alcohol. The words ‘have to have’ rarely slip out of my mouth…with one very blatant exception…shoes. […]

A Night Out at Bittered Sling

Vancouver is a culinary wonderland and one of my favourite past times is to head out on the town with my beau for some good eats followed by some great cocktails. There are any number of restaurants in town that are more than capable of providing great fare, but none can offer the sort of […]

A Safari through the Okavango Delta

The Wilds of the Okavango Delta, Botswana Botswana. Just typing it stirs an overwhelming sense of nostalgia in my soul. If I close my eyes, I can smell the myriad of sun burnt grasses of the Savannah, the sweet muskiness of elephant dung and unmistakable waft of not-so-freshly picked bones of a nearby carcass. Traveling […]