Tag Archives: travel
July 1, 2013

Canada, My Love, My Freedom

It’s true. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. At least in this case.  The longer I am away from Canada, the more I love and appreciate the colourful, inclusive, safe and just plain cool country which I call home. Being Canadian grants me so many freedoms; to be me, to travel the world, to […]

June 26, 2013

Start the Day at the Stayokay Rotterdam: Hostel Review

Nevermind my sweeping generalization, if there is one thing I’ve learned from having lived in the Netherlands for a year as well as coming from an oversized Dutch family, is that the Dutch are clean. Impeccable, shiny, spotless. Generally. This same generalization can be applied to the Stayokay Hostel Rotterdam. Bright and polished, the Stayokay Rotterdam was […]

May 12, 2013

The Artful Passages of Barcelona

Anyone that knows me knows I am fascinated by street art. No matter where you go in the world, you can always find that people have expressed themselves all over the city walls with colourful tags, designs and imagery. Barcelona is no different and displays it’s unique brand of art on practically every corner. Impossible […]

May 12, 2013

Becharming Barcelona

I’ve spent the last week reminiscing about my recent trip to Barcelona; recalling the churros and chocolate, the incredible street art, the Gaudi architecture and the very kind hosts I had at my airbnb accommodation next to Plaza Catalunya; I was absolutely charmed by this coastal city. While Barcelona reminded me a bit of home, it […]

May 5, 2013

All the Things You Never Knew That Barcelona & Vancouver Have in Common

In case you don’t already know, Barcelona is fantastic. As in, Vancouver-fantastic. World-class-city-fantastic. A status often brought on by having hosted the Olympics perhaps. I knew this place was amazing when I stepped off the airplane and into the city via very easy, very modern public transportation. Barcelona was a glimpse of home for me […]

May 2, 2013

Discovering Local Life at the Sant Antoni Book Market, Barcelona

For me, getting to know a destination is more about observing the locals and discovering local life than always visiting the usual sites and attractions of a city.  I was happy to come across the Sant Antoni Market in Barcelona which is a daily food market, similar to La Boqueria except larger and without all the tourists. […]

March 17, 2013

Out & About in Berlin: Photography Workshop

Katrina James is an Australian documentary and travel photographer living in Berlin. She also provides photography workshops and mentoring sessions just like the one a few of us bloggers enjoyed last weekend.  Learn how to translate what you see into a really great photograph; read more about Katrina’s sessions here. Our photography workshop started off warm […]

March 14, 2013

Oh Canada! 6 Must-Eat Canadian Recipes

One of the most important elements of any trip overseas is being able to indulge in different cuisines from around the world. Whether you are a student seeking out cheap but tasty eats, are on holiday to a new land or a native simply wanting to sample new delights, Canada has a wide variety of […]

January 26, 2013

C’est la Vie: 2012 in Pictures

I’ve been meaning to take a brief inventory of the last year, my favourite memories and subsequently my favourite photographs. In chronological order, here is a visual recap of what was an incredible year including an itinerary something like this: Canada, Italy, France, Italy, France, England, France, Canada, France. Oh la la! C’est trop!   […]

January 19, 2013

Christmas in Paris & The Legend Hotel

The Legend Hotel is lovely; shiny and modern and I was so happy to call it my home for a few sparkly Christmas days in Paris. Elegant and enchanting, I was greeted by a decor featuring clever owl lamps, artful tree branches, mini-lights and friendly front desk staff that smiled and appeased me by letting […]