Iceland, My Love

It’s been nearly three years, and I still find it difficult to verbalise why I fell so in love with Iceland in just four short days (the first time around). Photos usually serve as suitable assistants, but even then, many people still don’t understand my infatuation. I’ve even had one friend call me weird for…

Exploring Vík, South Iceland

After our glacier hike was cancelled, we were left wondering if there was enough to do in Vík to keep us entertained for an entire day. Vík, with a population of only a few hundred, turned out to be one of the most stunningly surprising places I’ve ever been. Here’s a look: Planning our day…

Ooops. I’ve been AWOL.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Yes, I’ve totally neglected the blog. Ooooops. My job requires me to do a lot of creative content, so by the time I’m done work, I really don’t want to turn the computer back on and write more travel content. I’ve been pretty good lately about shutting down…

Antiquing in Quebec

As I planned my #FCRoadTrip travels through southern Quebec, I was rather excited to discover that the region known as “Centre-du-Quebec” (aka the bit between Quebec City and Montreal), is a haven for antiques and antiquing. Who knew!? Being that my mum and I have a bit of a thing for antiques, we decided to…

Graffiti in Toronto

There’s an ongoing discussion / debate here in Toronto with regards to the graffiti and street art that peppers the city. It’s a discussion that polarises some, and unites others, dividing those that believe it’s art and those that believe it’s graffiti. To get even more complex, many, like me, believe there’s a distinction between…

Walking in Savannah

When I imagined Savannah, I pictured beautiful old homes, charming southern belles, and lots of Paula Deen-style fried food. What I found wasn’t too far off. We arrived in Savannah just before lunch, ditched the car at our hotel (the AVIA, which I highly recommend), and grabbed a delicious (and not fried) bite to eat…

Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

All cities have them; urban sanctuaries that insulate you against the chaos and movement of the surrounding city. For me, in Paris, that place is le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. The Pere Lachaise Cemetery, in Paris’ 20me arrondissement, is an enormous plot in the middle of Paris. Not only is it the final resting place of…

To the Ends of the Earth in Peru

I’ve never felt as isolated as I did in the Peruvian desert. In “To the ends of the earth in Peru“, an article I recently did for Travel and Escape, I talk about my crazy dune buggy journey from the desert outside Nazca to the Pacific coast. We were in a desolate place – it…

Going Beyond London: The Surrey Hills

With the upcoming 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, London is even higher than normal on people’s travel radar. Although the British capital usually tops travellers’ must-see lists, this year is likely to be busier than normal in big, bad London town. But consider this. When you’re in town for the festivities, would you consider a…

Responsible Travel: Purchasing Carbon Offsets

Air travel is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable, with more flights to more destinations available to more people for less money. As such, the impact of air travel on the environment is one of tourism’s biggest environmental challenges. While some travellers have the time to travel slower, or access to more carbon neutral modes of…

Drinking Like a Local with Philadelphia Urban Adventures

I love a good beer. I love it even more if it’s a local brew. Bonus points if it was brewed in the same place I’m drinking it. In Philadelphia, my beer stars aligned. A number of the local partners for Urban Adventures (the company I work with…full disclaimer) have local beer tours, but Philadelphia has…