Becoming a better Maritimer

Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Activities, Canada, Destination, Drink, Food, Newfoundland | 3 comments

Becoming a better Maritimer

I’ve mentioned before that I hate seafood. With a passion. The texture, the smell, the little fishy eyes looking back at me as I’m stuffing my face. It’s never a good time. Then Central Newfoundland happened. In my trip to St.Johns, I got to explore some of Central Newfoundland for about a week and it was quite the experience. In those 5 days, I’ve embraced my east coast side and learned to never knock something until I try it! Cod Tongues, try ‘em! I knew that once this trip was happening, at some point,...

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5 Photos Of Fogo That’ll Feed Your Travel Frenzy

Posted by on September 15, 2012 in Canada, Destination, Newfoundland | 5 comments

5 Photos Of Fogo That’ll Feed Your Travel Frenzy

I was lucky enough to get the chance to experience Central Newfoundland this Summer with two great bloggers, Candice from Candicedoestheworld.com and Corbin from Ibackpackcanada.com. We rented a car, had many a coffee and took off for Twillingate, Fogo Island and Change Islands. This would be my first trip with my new baby, Canon Rebel T3i Camera and I was thrilled to be able to try it out. These pictures don’t do Fogo Island justice but maybe it’ll be enough to prod you to consider visiting!   Fogo Island had many paintings...

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Why Stay In a Hostel?

Posted by on September 13, 2012 in Accomodation, Advice, Hostels, Musings, Tips | 3 comments

Why Stay In a Hostel?

  If you’re traveling on a budget, you want to find the cheapest accommodations. Hostels are the way to go! When I was first planning out my trip, expenses were getting to me. Hotels are expensive, couch surfing is a little scary for your first time, what else was there? A friend had mentioned to check out Hosteling. Maybe I’m just really dense but I had absolutely no idea what a hostel was. Admittedly, I did see that cheesy 2005 horror movie Hostel, but I didn’t really get it. After some research I found that Hostels...

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24 Hours in Toronto

Posted by on September 4, 2012 in Accomodation, Activities, Canada, Destination, Drink, Food, Hotels, Ontario, Popular Events, Toronto | 2 comments

24 Hours in Toronto

Toronto was my last stop before heading home for a few weeks and I have to say, I wasn’t overly excited about it. I’ve been through Toronto a few times before when I was younger and really didn’t see the big deal. Though, when you’re 10 and on your way to Canada’s Wonderland, the big city is just in the way of a soon to be awesome adventure at a family fun theme park. I took VIA Rail from Montreal to Toronto and spent 2 days there. If you’re from a small city, like Halifax, that’s right I’m...

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Volunteering, Travel and You

Posted by on August 26, 2012 in Accomodation, Advice, Canada, Hostels, Tips, Volunteer | 2 comments

Volunteering, Travel and You

Traveling now a days is seen as something that only people with a lot of money can do. People work their 9-5 jobs and hope for that 2 week Vacation and save and save for a 5 night stay at a fancy resort. The cool thing is though, with a little research, dedication and an open mind, travel really doesn’t have to cost that much at all. It’s no secret that I’ve accrued student debt, who hasn’t? The thought of traveling anytime before I was 40 was nonexistent. A little google searching helped me find out what I needed to do...

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Only 2 Days in Banff [Photo Essay]

Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Accomodation, Alberta, Canada, Destination, Hostels | 1 comment

Only 2 Days in Banff [Photo Essay]

I had really wanted to get out to Banff, Alberta this Summer due to people stressing that it was absolutely necessary. I didn’t think it’d happen and then, on a whim I said “That’s it. I’m going to do it!” I booked a hostel impulsively without having any idea how I was getting there and then I started piecing the puzzle of my adventure to Banff together and within a week I was there for the Canada Day Weekend. This was my first time in the prairies and it was an awesome one. The only regret I have is that I...

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Capture the Colour Contest

Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Capture the Colour Contest

I recently was invited to join the “Capture the Colour Contest” by Candice from Candicedoestheworld.com, that is being hosted by TravelSuperMarket.com. The contest is for bloggers who also share a passion for photography. I’m flattered/honoured that I was thought of ! The idea is to post a picture displaying these colours: Red, Blue, White, Yellow and Green. Having just got back home from my small 2 month adventure, I’m eagerly looking forward to showing off some of the pictures I took, so without further...

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Vancouver: A ride through Stanley Park

Posted by on July 16, 2012 in British Columbia, Destination, Popular Events | 2 comments

Vancouver: A ride through Stanley Park

Vancouver was the first destination on my trip around Canada this Summer, and it did not disappoint. A little known tidbit about Vancouver is that it rains. A lot. Apparently this was one of their rainiest Summers yet but I wasn’t too phased. Out of the 5 days I was in Vancouver, it rained 3 of them. I had to make the most out of my 2 full days of sunshine and I think I did pretty well. Before I left for Vancouver, I checked out a website I’m pretty dedicated to called reddit   If you don’t know anything about reddit,...

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Hole in the Wall: Cliff Side Camping in New Brunswick

Posted by on July 5, 2012 in Accomodation, Camping, Destination, New Brunswick | 4 comments

Hole in the Wall: Cliff Side Camping in New Brunswick

I know that title may frighten some but it isn’t as bad as you might think. On my trip to Grand Manan Island, with Corbin Fraser (from www.ibackpackcanada.com) we worked out staying in a Hostel for 2 nights and camping for 1. This is in early June. In the Maritimes. Yes, I’m aware. We prepared for it with sweaters, sleeping bags and hats, and if that really didn’t keep us warm, the car was just parked up a hill close by. We arrive at the Hole in the Wall campsite mid afternoon to be greeted by David, a friendly man sitting...

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Things You Need to See in Grand Manan

Posted by on June 19, 2012 in Camping, Destination, New Brunswick | 3 comments

Things You Need to See in Grand Manan

Rise and shine at 7am on a sunny Friday morning. Double check my bags and cooler and pop outside to seat myself on top of my packed up tent, awaiting the rental car to swing by. I’ve been through New Brunswick more than a few times but have never stopped in to actually say Hello. The focus of this trip was to get to Grand Manan Island which I had never heard of until recently. While our drive was long and exhausting, it was also one of the silliest, most entertaining and exciting ones I’ve ever taken. So what kind of things can you...

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