Two years of sharing my travels, my favorite books, and my writing with you guys. I’ve had slumps, and I won’t pretend there weren’t moments when I wondered what was even the point of blogging, but I’m so glad I kept going.
I drove from Calgary to Banff on my own, and it was definitely perilous. The thing is, everywhere you look is so DAMN BEAUTIFUL that I couldn’t focus on the road, and I kept trying to take some photos which was downright life-threatening. (Kind of worth it, though, but definitely DON’T do that.) Continue reading “The Road to Banff”→
Confession: I didn’t even know about Tofino before I went to Vancouver and just about everybody told me I had to go there. I’m so glad they did, because it was definitely one of the highlights of my trip in West Canada. Continue reading “Tofino – British Columbia”→
Last month, I spent a week in Vancouver and it definitely wasn’t enough. I know I’ll have to go back to BC one day to explore more cities and nature. (In a dream trip, I’m driving across Canada in a van.) But for now, here’s my top 5 to do in Vancouver! Continue reading “Top 5 Things to Do in Vancouver”→
Last night I arrived in Banff and camped on my own for the first time. It was a little bit scary, to be honest. (I’m such a wimp.) I was awaken in the middle of the night by the rustling of the bag in which I keep my shoes, right outside my tent. I opened my eyes wide, convinced someone was trying to rob me, only to see a squirrel staring at me. Continue reading “Waking Up in a Tent with this View”→
Last week I was in Toronto for the first leg of my one-month trip through Canada, and it wasn’t my first time visiting so I decided to spice things up and seek a few different and beautifully weird things through the city. Continue reading “6 Weird Things I Did in Toronto”→
So this morning I was playing around with interactive maps where you can enter the places you’ve visited, like an online scratch map. I wanted to see how much of Europe I had actually covered, because I felt like I’d done a pretty good part of it, and MY OH MY WAS I WRONG.Continue reading “European Countries I’ve Visited”→
There are many places on my bucket list (the whole world) and I try to focus on new places to visit as much as I can, but today I want to take a pause and think about a few of my favorite places in the world. Places I would go back to without a second thought, given the chance. Here they are:
I try to make as many trips as I can through a year, but sadly, it’s hard to save up enough money to achieve ALL of my dreams (I have quite a few). That’s why last year wasn’t that wild in the travel department. This year isn’t going to be a whole year around the globe either, but at least a summer through Canada.
You’ll have noticed, 2016 wasn’t a big travel year for me. I worked and studied a lot, and I sure crave and plan for 2017 to be ALL about travelling, but that’s not what this post is about. This is about the few trips I found the time to make last year, usually not too far from home, but nothing short of amazing. Continue reading “My Travels of 2016”→
As some of you may know, my sister and I won a free trip to New York in November, and I made this very elaborate list of things to do in the Big Apple but there’s just SO MUCH things to do in this amazing city, one weekend wasn’t enough. Still, here’s what I managed to do. Continue reading “Weekend in New York”→
I’m back from my annual family to Gaspésie and I’m exhausted! The weather was awesome so we did a lot of outdoors—which was double awesome, but now I want to sleep forever. Continue reading “Gaspésie, Québec”→
Lately, I’m deep into the preparation of several trips, including two biking tours during which I’ll camp on the road with no electricity or technology whatsoever. Needless to say, it requires a lot of preparation. Good thing is: I LOVE CHECKLISTS. So I thought I’d let you know what I think is essential to bring, in case some are thinking about doing a similar trip.
That is so nice! I want to thank Lara so much for the nomination! Everybody go check out her awesome blog, The Blackberry Season, about lifestyle and travelling; it is so well written and her talent for photography will make you jealous (in a good way, really).
I’m super happy that the great Matea nominated me for this travel tag–check out her awesome blog here. I know it’s been a while since I posted about travelling, so this is the golden opportunity for me to do so!
It’s been a while since I travelled—I mostly post about past trips and books lately—but it doesn’t mean I’ve stopped dreaming about potential travel adventures. That’s pretty much all I dream about, really. Travelling.
There are lots and lots of things to do in Toronto. I’ve been there three times, including a short 3-day trip last week, and I’ll still need to go back to complete my checklist. But if you only have a few days, these are my recommendations so far.
I’ve been working on a post about my trip to Scotland for a while—I have, honest, I really have—but it just seems like all the words that I write don’t do justice to the journey. Incidentally, I also end up drowning myself in tears of nostalgia every time I reminisce about that trip more than five minutes, so I decided to just post a few pictures of my favourite things I did over there. Hope you enjoy!
Scotland is amazing. Amazing sceneries, amazing music, amazing culture, amazing accent. I fell in love with it the moment I set a toe in this fabulous country. Yet through all the magical landscapes I saw, there’s one thing I had to visit twice, and that really made an impression on me: The Elephant House.
I mean, London’s great, but what makes it even greater is that you can hop on the Knight Bus and visit the Warner Bros Studio where the Harry Potter series was filmed. The experience was so magical, it killed the geek inside of me. (Not as in, it actually murdered my geekiness, but as in, Geek Me couldn’t help but have a heart attack once exposed to so much MAGIC.)
As I previously said, I usually need to switch my default setting from I So Badly Want To Go There One Day, to OMG, I’m Really Doing This? Let Me Get My Shit Together And I’m Ready To Go, in order to make a trip happen. And here are more ways for me to achieve this:
Besides the obvious budget/trip planning, there’s a big step to cross in order to make your dream adventures happen, and it’s to actually stop visualizing it as a dream, and consider the reality of it. At least that how it works for me. And here’s how I do it:
In 2014, a friend and I decided to celebrate the New Year in Hawaii. (One of the best decisions of my life.) Our first days were on Oahu Island, where there’s an abundance of activities to do. We visited the Pearl Harbor site, we hiked up Diamond Head (pictures) early to see the sunrise, we biked, we swam, and hell, did we party.
So after a few weeks back in the routine of my life at home, with school and work and a shitload of writing, I became kind of crazy. (Read downright demented.) I just needed to feel like I was abroad again, and I know that won’t be possible until the end of my Uni semester. Therefore, I decided to make a few daytrips here and there in my own country. Well, since my country is Canada and you can’t just do a trip in another province in one single day, I had to cut down my limits to my own province. Quebec. Continue reading “Quebec City – Tourist in my hometown”→
Day 107. I don’t remember much about what I did in Barcelona, not even the travel fails. I remember a sun rather bright for the end of November.
I remember Park Güell.
I remember eating the best veggie burger ever, but I don’t remember where.
I remember a lot of pickpockets.
And the realization that my backpack didn’t seem heavy at all compared to Day 1, four months before.
But through these snippets of memories, I know I didn’t notice as much as I usually do, because I was too conscious of these travel days being my last. Continue reading “Barcelona – My Old Self”→
Day 103. Confession time: I actually only had time to do 5 activities in Granada, so my Top 5 is definitely biased. Still, that was enough to make me adore the city, but feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments if you’ve tried different things.
Day 100. Quentar is a small municipality in Granada of about 990 inhabitants. We were staying at the Fundalucia Guest House, and the website’s directions to make it there from the bus station, said to, quote, cross the whole village to the other side. We were doomed to get lost. Continue reading “Quentar, Spain”→