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When Travelling Isn’t a Great Idea

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell “Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.” – Anonymous “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a…

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10 Montreal-Based Rom Com Date Ideas

One of the best things about being in a relationship is the limitless amount of places you can hit up on date night. However, if you’re an outside the box kinda girl like me (with ridiculous date standards as a result of overexposure to rom com and chick flicks), the usual…

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Sh*t You Shouldn’t Do When You Travel

During my travels to 30 or so countries, I learned lots of “do’s”; do pack at least two photocopies of your passport, driver’s license and medical card; do register with your embassy; do compare flight prices on Skyscanner to prices on Google Flights. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot out there…

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Sh*t People Say About Canada Abroad

As a traveller, I’ve met folks from different countries I don’t know a whole lot about – and folks who didn’t know a whole lot about Canada in return. Here are some funny, interesting, and some straight up dumb things people have said to me on the road. “You’re Canadian –…

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13 Laptop-Friendly Montreal Cafes

As a blogger, I’m always looking to mix up my work environments with a varying selection of almond milk lattes, crowds and ambiance noise. Fortunately, with thousands of cafes to choose from, working hard (or hardly working) is a cinch in the 514/438. Though by no means exhaustive (I’m talking…

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Montreal Guide Now Available on Maps Not Apps!

A few months back, Valerie Stimac, travel blogger over at Valerie & Valise, invited me to contribute to Maps Not Apps, a series of city guides focusing on mindful, low key travel. Though Montreal is most often known for its bar scene, restaurants and festivals, locals will tell you it’s easy to…

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My Most Memorable Food Moments Around the World

In addition to travel, one of the finest pleasures in my life is food.  Here are some of my most memorable food moments from around the globe. Gyros in Athens Though I’m now happily vegan, one of my fondest memories of my 2007 trip to Athens was sneaking off with…

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31 Lessons I Learned by 31 – Part 2

In honour of my 31st rotation around the sun, I recently sat down to reflect on 31 of my favourite life lessons from the past 31 years (read the first 15 here). Here’s the second part of a blog post 31 years in the making.  When someone shows you and tells…

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31 Life Lessons I Learned By 31

If you believe that life is an educational experience, then everyone you meet has the potential to be a teacher and every moment may reveal a lesson. To this end, I have been blessed with more lessons than I can count – so in honour of my 31st birthday, I thought I’d share…

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My Shitty Christmas in Asia

“It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year…” Andy Williams sang sweet lies to me as my visibly bored students crafted Dear Santa letters. It was rounding 10 pm on Christmas Eve. At 10:05, I wished my students and co-workers happy holidays and jumped in a cab to finish packing…

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