Best Travel Inspiration Books

This year, I had decided I would take part of the Goodreads Book Challenge. Growing up, I was the biggest book worm – I even won a book worm award in Grade 2. I loved reading books growing up. Everything from Amelia Bedelia to Judy Blume’s classics to Boxcar Children and Babysitter’s Club.

Once I was in the pre-teens, that kind of faded away, as my focus shifted to the school basketball team and basketball leagues. University was similar, except this time I was bogged down by course readings which felt never ending.

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Discovering Ontario’s Backcountry

There’s something incredibly attractive about the peaceful isolation of the Ontario backcountry. If you are lucky, you’ll pass less than 10 people along the trail and say your pleasantries and be on your way. Once you’re at your campsite, most of the time you won’t even hear anyone around for miles. It’s truly something I crave and miss when I’m back in the city.

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Iceland on a Budget

If there is one thing every one knows about Iceland, it is that it’s expensive. And cold. Okay, two things. Both are in fact true.

I am of the mindset that when I’m on vacation, I don’t want to worry about money and spending. I am on vacation. I should be able to do what I want, see what I want, and eat what I want, without having to limit myself with concerns of money. Of course, that means not only do I have to be smart and organized with my pre-trip budget planning, but also make good decisions while I’m travelling.

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Top Eats in Hong Kong

I spent the better part of my high school years living in Hong Kong. We had just moved to Toronto a few years prior, and my dad had decided to accept a job in Hong Kong and told us we would be leaving at the end of my Grade 9 school year. I was crushed. I was devastated! How could my parents take me away from my friends? I know, probably a bit melodramatic, but at that time in life, your friendships are everything to you.

The sadness and devastation continued on throughout my high school years. As a kid who grew up in the Prairies and then later Toronto, Hong Kong was major culture shock. I didn’t understand the culture, the people, the food – I just didn’t get it. I just wanted to be back in Canada. Continue reading “Top Eats in Hong Kong”

Travel Tunes: Music Monday #1

I’m a music lover. I love, or can appreciate, all genres of music. I’ll listen to anything from folk to country to pop-punk to hardcore. I know, you’re confused, and the most common remark I’ll get from people who know me is, “Who are you?” That’s mostly when I listen to country.

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The Top Icelandic Winter Adventures

The decision to visit Iceland in the winter came about as spontaneously as our summer trip. It seemed to be a working trend, so why not? We planned our visit for February, a time where we knew we’d get a little extra daylight, but still be within the winter months in order to enjoy some major winter tours. Continue reading “The Top Icelandic Winter Adventures”