Being new to Vancouver, I still get very excited about the fact that a 3 hour drive can get me to exciting places within the states. (3 hour drive from Winnipeg gets me to Fargo, and that is pretty much it). Over Spring break, my friend and I drove down to Seattle for 4 days followed by a day and night in Portland. With using … Continue reading Sleepless in Seattle .. (and Portland).
For the holidays I was surprised with a trip to Scotland! I have been to Europe multiple times within the last few years yet Scotland was never on my list, however, after a week there I was surprised as to why not. My middle name is Skye, and therefore my friend surprised me with a trip to the Scottish Highlands – the isle of Skye. … Continue reading A winter trip to Edinbrrr (Edinburgh).
Now that I live in BC, I have a never ending list of places to explore. I’ve heard nothing but magical things about the island that is Tofino. Tofino is located on the island of Victoria, and remains the furthest beach West of BC. A convenient long weekend getaway as it only took half a day to travel there, (A 2 hour ferry ride to … Continue reading Tofino: Catching waves and feelings
“Kalimera (ΚΑΛΙΜΕΡΑ)”. Something I hear everyday here. A genuine smile and the confident utterance of the simplest and most common phrase in a person’s language can endear you to them immediately. This simple ‘hello’ became the initiator of some amazing friendships and connections in a foreign country that quickly became home in my heart. Mykonos can be a daunting experience to newcomers. The whitewashed buildings and … Continue reading Mykonos: A home away from home
Being the hiker I am, I was eager to find a place to trek during my week stay in Barcelona, Spain. Sure enough, I found a multi-peaked rocky range located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. By car it was a 40 minute drive, but by transit can be just over an hour bus ride. This place is well known as the site … Continue reading Montserrat Mountain: Sant Jeroni
I recently just came back from another Europe trip, where Dublin, Ireland was my first destination. Within 24 hours of my arrival, I had all my money, VISAS and my passport stolen. I had absolutely nothing, and yet still had my whole trip ahead of me. I had to stay an extra day in Dublin as a result for waiting for my temporary passport. Though … Continue reading Mourne Mountais & Mind Over Matter
“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” -Judith Thurman I have a few friends who like me are always craving an adventure, even if it means a simple weekend getaway. Last August, we decided to drive out West, and man did we ever stumble upon something great. … Continue reading Sand Dunes of Manitoba: A Summer getaway
I went to New York back in September of 2016, and so this post is long overdue. I received many of the same reactions regarding my trip along the way. “You are so brave going to NY alone!” “What on earth did you do there by yourself?” “Aren’t you scared?” My answer is no, nor was I ever during my visit. First of all, while … Continue reading You went to New York alone??
Manitoba is well-known for the prairies, for being flat. My friends and I have realized that it is possible to find good hikes here, you just have to look for them. Especially when Winnipeg goes from -40 to -8, it is wise to take advantage of the weather and explore the outdoors. This weekend, my friend and I took her dog and headed out to … Continue reading But where is there to hike in Winterpeg?
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