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

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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

Man on boat with arms outstretched and smile on his face

Lifejacket Complication

Sometimes when we travel, funny things happen. Sometimes inappropriate or embarrassing things happen. And sometimes, they are worth laughing at.  I’m a pretty strong swimmer as I used to be a lifeguard. I’m not always 100% confident in open water though. I know that I can swim and I’m not going to drown, but when … Read more

Beautiful waves in various shades of blue rolling into a beach in the Galapagos Islands with Floreana Island in the distance.

Snorkelling with Sea Lions on Santa Cruz Island

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the Galapagos Islands, I’m here to tell you it is worth every minute and every penny. What an incredible destination for wildlife viewing and encounters. The islands also have very strict measures in place for wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism. Santa Cruz is the island with the largest (albeit … Read more

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