Calgary, Dinosaur Park, and the Importance of a Travel Journal

Yesterday, I found myself reading one of my travel journals–the one I brought with me through West Canada. As I read it, I realized I’d almost entirely forgotten what I’d visited in Calgary.

Honestly, it was scary. I had no recovery at all of the following trip, which happened just a few months ago. Excerpt from my journal:

June 17, 2017

Yesterday was terrible.

  1. Woke up at 5 am to take a bus to Nanaimo.
  2. Took ferry to Vancouver.
  3. Took bus to train station
  4. Killed time in a café writing and trying to stay awake.
  5. Took night bus to Calgary.

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Blog Birthday – Giveaway

My blog is two years old!

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.

Because you guys are amazing.

Every like and every comment always brightens up my day. So what better way to thank my awesome readers than by doing a giveaway? Continue reading “Blog Birthday – Giveaway”

Blogger Recognition Award

The wonderful, wonderful Jasmine, from readingwithjax nominated me for the lovely Blogger Recognition Award. (Everybody, go check out her blog! You can thank me later!)

The rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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What a Year Without a Cell Phone Taught Me

I survived!

A year ago, right before I left for a four-month trip in Europe, I cancelled my cell phone contract and haven’t bought a new one once back home. At first because I was totally broke, and then, I kind of forgot. It’s been a year and six days now, and I can count on one hand the moments I felt the need to own a cell phone.

A year without a cell phone taught me a lot:

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The Liebster Award

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What?

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).

If the bloggers I nominate choose to accept, go through the official rules and find out more about the award.

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