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Best Stratford Upon Avon Day Trip

Best Stratford Upon Avon Day Trip

Take a break from the busy cities of the UK to visit the quaint town of Stratford upon Avon. Just two hours North of London is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, waiting for you to visit. On a rare study break, I travelled from Oxford […]

How to Make the Most of the Scarborough Bluffs

How to Make the Most of the Scarborough Bluffs

I’ve hit that point in lockdown where I’ve done everything there is to do in my neighbourhood. I mapped Toronto on foot, I explored the lakeshore, I gazed adoringly at the public pool and wished I could go in. This weekend I hit a wall. […]

Ultimate Canadian Bucket List for Adventure Travellers

Ultimate Canadian Bucket List for Adventure Travellers

I know, it’s weird for a Canadian to have a Canada bucket list. I’m from here, I should have seen it all, right? Wrong! Canada is HUGE. It’s literally the second largest country on the planet. While I’ve explored a fair amount of it in […]

Visiting Pier 21: A Journey Through Family Memory

Visiting Pier 21: A Journey Through Family Memory

Baba’s hand lay heavy on my forearm as I lead her through the Pier 21 museum in Halifax. We move slowly, her speed hindered by two hip replacements and cataracts. The heavy thud of her palachka—a wooden cane—resounded against the hardwood floors. Her gaze flitted […]

Guide to 100+ Canadian Slang

Guide to 100+ Canadian Slang

This guide to over 100 Canadian slang words initially started out as 20 words, but I kept remembering other terms from my friends and travels around the country. It quickly got out of hand, so here we are with 100+ Canadianisms for you to learn […]

Canada Day Quiz: Test Your Canadian Knowledge

Canada Day Quiz: Test Your Canadian Knowledge

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians at home and abroad! I know Canada Day is going to be different for a lot of people this year. We can’t have our typical barbecues or hang out by the lake. We can’t gather with […]

Muskoka: Canada’s Cottage Country Capital

Muskoka: Canada’s Cottage Country Capital

This is a complete guide to teach you how to make the most of summer in Muskoka, Canada’s cottage country capital. Muskoka is a region about 180km north of Toronto in Canada, named for the most popular of the lakes: Lake Muskoka. The region has […]

It’s Hard to Pack When You Hate Your Body

It’s Hard to Pack When You Hate Your Body

Trigger Warning: “It’s Hard to Pack When You Hate Your Body” deals with body image issues and mentions eating disorders.   I’ve struggled with packing and with body image issues for as long as I can remember. It’s hard to pack when you hate your […]

Where to Stay in Singapore: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia

Where to Stay in Singapore: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia

As Toronto gets increasingly more humid, I’m reminded of my time in Singapore. The weather was so hot that I had to walk through malls to cool down every few minutes. It may have been 35C, but I was sure it was hot enough to […]

Where to Stay in Marrakech: Riad Le Clos Des Arts

Where to Stay in Marrakech: Riad Le Clos Des Arts

Being stuck inside for nearly two months now has got me thinking about all the amazing places I would rather be quarantined. While Canada is doing well during this virus, and I’m holed up in a lovely airBnB, I’m longing for the luxury of a […]