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Facing Your Fears about Solo Travel

When I announced my plans for a 2 month solo trip through Southeast Asia and Australia, I received mixed reactions.  Some were very encouraging, cheering me on about how amazing my trip will be, how brave I was for doing it, … Continue reading

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2013 – A Year of Travel in Review

I am still in disbelief at how quickly this year has gone by. As 2013 comes to a close I have started reflecting on where life and the wings of a plane have taken me. It has been a great … Continue reading

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What the hell happened to me?

After an exciting and jam packed 8 weeks of traveling, I recently made it back in one piece.  Before I left home I was excited and all gung-ho to share stories and photos from all the interesting places I would … Continue reading

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Magic at the Elephant Nature Park

Last week I spent 7 magical days volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park. I am still daydreaming about it! Located about an hour outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, this park is a peaceful sanctuary for Asian elephants who have been … Continue reading

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Taking Chances and Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

I have decided to act upon a dream that has danced around in my mind for several years now. Never acted upon, it nagged at me. My dream is to take an extended trip and travel around to a few … Continue reading

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Where to Stay in Chicago (plus some money saving tips!)

Whenever I return from a trip, I find people often want to know which hotel I stayed in.  This has been especially true with my trips to the States; it is a quick and easy get away option on long … Continue reading

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Chicago Eats: Deep Dish Face Off + More

Over the last month I have shared some of my highlights from my trip to Chicago (If you missed those, you can check them out here: Part 1 & Part 2). Of course I cannot talk about Chicago without mentioning some Chicago … Continue reading

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Chicago trip highlights Part 2: What to do in Chicago

Last week I shared some of my Chicago trip highlights.  I explored the city for the first time over a course of 3 days by foot and through public transit.  In Part 1 my trip high points included walking through … Continue reading

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Chicago trip highlights Part 1: What to do in Chicago

Over the July long weekend, my boyfriend and I set off on a road trip from Toronto to Chicago.  With excited anticipation we packed up the car, rolled the windows down and drove off as the sun rose on a … Continue reading

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South Korea – Full of Surprises

Part of the thrill and draw of traveling is seeing the way of life in a new destination.  Whether it be experiencing local trends, cultural customs, new cuisines, local transport or being enchanted by different landscapes.  Each destination is different … Continue reading

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