Woman in white shirt learning to surf on red surfboard

Learning to Surf in Sayulita

At over 30 years old, somehow I found the courage to give surfing a try in Sayulita, Mexico about 45 minutes North of Puerto Vallarta. It is a quaint little town with tonnes of restaurants and boutique shops along with a great tourist market. Not to mention a beautiful beach with great (small) waves for … Read more

Nepal prayer flags and mountain view

Nepal – Not just for trekkers – Part 3 – Kathmandu Valley

Most people, when they think of travelling to Nepal, immediately think of one thing: trekking. And, most notably, trekking at painful, nausea- and headache-inducing altitudes. And yes, while, Nepal is a haven for trekkers and is home to the dizzying heights of the Himalayas, there is so much more to do beyond trekking to Everest … Read more

Trisuli River Nepal

Nepal – Not Just for trekkers – Part 2 – River Rafting

When I say Nepal, I bet you immediately picture snow-capped mountains and sherpas trekking up narrow pathways, right? I bet not even one person’s first thought would be White Water Rafting!  Little did I know, there is amazing river rafting in Nepal. There are opportunities to raft on several rivers and I was lucky enough … Read more

Woman in white shirt learning to surf on red surfboard

Surfing Adventures

I love the ocean; the colours, the waves, the underwater world full of fish and coral. The power of the waves amazes me, and the sound of them crashing relaxes me. Sadly, its churning motion, the ups and downs and rocking motion also have been known to make me sick. Nonetheless, I’ve taken surfing lessons, … Read more

Voila!

A Girl and her hair

A bad hair cut or dye job sucks. Come on ladies, I know you feel my pain and probably lots of men out there too! For whatever reason, much of our confidence, for better or worse is built around how we look. It directly relates to how we feel. Hence, the old advice to dress … Read more

Spread of small plates of Turkish meze

Istanbul Night Tasting Trail

Exploring a country through food is one of my favourite things about travel. There are so many amazing ways to cook, spices to combine and varieties of fruits and vegetables that you just simply never get to try at home! Finding a great hands-on cooking class, or a local food and wine tour can be … Read more

View of mosque in Istanbul with a cruise ship in the background

Stark Naked … At a Turkish Bath

I had heard rumours that you had to be naked and that you’d be scrubbed so hard you would nearly bleed, yet, I was curious what all of the fuss was about with a Hamam. When I visited Turkey for the first time in 2014, I had wanted to go to a Turkish Bath but … Read more

Busy street full of people and cafes in Buenos Aires with a Tango sign by the restaurant

I heard the voice of Buenos Aires

THIS is what it feels like to be in a city that LOVES football (soccer for us Canadians) … Tonight was River Plate VS Boca Juniors. Two local rival teams playing in the semi-finals of the South American Cup. The game started around 8 pm. Thankfully I had already made my way safely back to … Read more

Rustic accommodation with a thatched roof and blue fabric for privacy with green foliage and a picnic table

Natural Beauty

As I sit in my bed in a palapa this evening, under my mosquito netting, the world around me is singing. It is a constant rhythm of crickets with the symbolic chirps of various varieties of frogs whose music crescendos and minuends with the fresh tranquil breeze. Here I am in the mountains between Puerto … Read more

The ruins of Machu Picchu in the fog

Lost City, Found Self

Photography is a unique opportunity to see the world through another person’s eyes.  It gives you the ability to see exactly what the other person saw, through their lens. This often extends further to understanding the photographer’s emotion as they captured a particular moment or scene. It is no secret that travel inspires me. Getting … Read more

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