Tag Archives: Travel

Playing Princess in Portugal

November 16, 2012

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Sintra is a place that fairy tales are made of. Literally. This small town is full of castles and palaces. It’s easy to picture princesses once summering here. One of the palaces in Sintra used to be a summer home for royalty. Only a short train ride from Lisbon, it takes under an hour to […]

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A Tropical Island Escape in Thailand

November 14, 2012

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The days are getting shorter, it’s getting a whole lot colder and I MISS THE SUN! And the warmth. And not having to put on layers of clothing  before leaving the house. Oh, and I miss not wearing socks. I hate wearing socks and have trouble finding a pair that actually match. It’s the time […]

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Montreal through Instagram

November 7, 2012

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I had a lot of fun using Instagram on a recent long-weekend in Montreal. Although I love my Canon, it’s so easy to pull out the iPhone, especially when the weather’s not the greatest. One of the most historic destinations in Canada, Montreal is one photogenic city! Here’s a look at a long-weekend in Montreal […]

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A Chilly Afternoon in Old Montreal

November 2, 2012

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It’s a dreary day in the city of Montreal. Grey, rainy, cold. After strolling through the streets of charming Old Montreal, the dampness won and it was time to head indoors and warm-up!  This is a day where you need a hot chocolate or a cup of tea, just to keep your hands warm. Despite […]

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Haunted Happenings in Edinburgh

October 31, 2012

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I love the city of Edinburgh, but there’s definitely something spooky about it. And with hundreds of years of history, how can there not be? If you’re interested in ghosts and the paranormal and you’re looking to get your freak on, then this is the city for you!  Here are a couple of tours that […]

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A Private Island Escape on Peru’s Isla Suasi

October 29, 2012

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If you’re looking to totally disconnect, then you’ve come to the right place! There’s something magical about Isla Suasi, a small ecolodge and private island retreat on Peru’s Lake Titicaca. Having just finished our Machu Picchu adventure, we looking for something a little bit quieter and Isla Suasi was the perfect setting. A part of […]

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Extreme Adventure on New Zealand’s South Island

October 24, 2012

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From skydiving, to canyoning and swimming with wild dolphins, my travel experiences in recent years have found me doing things I couldn’t have imagined five or six years ago. I never used to be much of a risk taker, but now, put me in the right setting and I’ll try just about anything! As many […]

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Ten lessons learned from travelling and living abroad

December 30, 2011

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You’ll notice many of my points below start with the same word – don’t. Some of these things may sound like absolute common sense to most people – and they should be. That being said, bad ideas often seem like good ones at the time! 1. Don’t play with fire. You will get burned. And it will hurt. Just because locals on […]

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