Exploring Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

From high up Reykjavik looks like a tiny toy town and it really does feel that way. It doesn’t feel like many European cities. It kind of felt like a ski resort town that you visit with school friends. I loved it though and can’t wait to return for a longer stay.

Updates: Spring is Beginning and I Feel Fine

I suppose the end of Winter and start of Spring always feels like a long time coming so to say it sounds cliche but for me this year it has rung even more truthfully this time around.  I felt like this was going to be an epic year because I was finally going to go…

The Year in Review – My Travels in 2014

Last January I had my year of travel mostly planned.  I stuck to some plans but ended up doing much more than anticipated.  While I have a few trips booked already I have to be much more flexible this year.  With having to renew my visa later in the year it means that I can’t…

Valentine’s Day in the High Atlas Mountains

It was predicted to be a hot one, 30+ in Marrakesh on Valentine’s day.  This was the day I had booked for a tour of the Atlas Mountains and when in the city I came to learn that when its hot Marrakeshis head for the hills.  Pure coincidence and nice to learn that I would…

Here, There and Everywhere in 2014

In 2012 and 2013 I missed out on going to Iceland and Italy.  I had booked a package deal with Guernsey Jen to Iceland for September 2012 and by a fluke of our return flight being cancelled and not returning on our chosen date did I have a chance to ditch the entire trip and…

Fast track: Exploring Milan in 7 hours

I dreamed of visiting Italy and potentially retiring there ever since 1997, the year I started studying the language in grade 10.  My Italian teacher made the class enjoyable and brought Italy to life in a way that held my interest where my old French teacher (the reason I ditched) could not. Cut to 2008,…

West country

Last week I took my last summer holiday, tear. I went to St. Ives, Cornwall with my boyfriend and his parents. They invited us to go on holiday with them months ago so I’ve been looking forward to it for a while now.

Choose your own adventure

Picture credit Remember these books?  I used to read them a lot as a kid and they were awesome.  My adventure right now is in London of course but I often toy with the idea of flipping forward a few pages and changing the destination to Toronto.  I almost did in 2008 but I came…

Senegal: Saying Goodbye

After the two weeks in Ziguinchor we headed back to Dakar to finish off our final week before returning to Toronto.  We had our last sight seeing trip planned and that was to see Lac Rose – Pink Lake. A unique bacteria in the water gives it this pink colour.  It also has a very…

Senegal: Village Life

One day we made a trip out to a village that was about 2 hours outside of Dakar.  The organisation we were with works with this village and supports them with acquiring resources (i.e grain grinding machine) and sustainment. Here women work on a plot getting it ready to plant crops. My favourite picture of…