Part 1: Mistakes & Successes of our trip to Seoul – the goes, do’s and don’ts

Carl got me hooked on South Korea’s famous variety show, Running Man, 2 years ago. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the Korean culture. The food, the sites, the people. So when we saw the Toronto > Hong Kong > Taiwan > Korea adventure, we hopped on it right away. I made an extensive itinerary that…

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Missed flight, invalid passport and a few extra days in Hong Kong

I thought by now, I’m a pretty experienced traveler…kinda. But boy, was I wrong. I am a mere rookie. I missed my Taiwan trip. A few things happened that prevented me from going to the Taiwan portion of my Asia trip. First I left my passport at my uncle’s house (which is where I stayed)…

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Travel Guide: Planning our trip to Seoul, South Korea

When traveling to a foreign place (like Italy last year), I like to map out my day hour by hour. I know, it sounds less spontaneous and adventurous this way but if I’m traveling half way across the world, I better make the most of my time. I searched the web to see if any other travel bloggers…

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Travel Guide: The other side of the Golden Gate Bridge: Day 2

I’ve been to San Francisco a few times now but I’ve never spent more than a few hours on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and boy was I missing out! While I love the city, I also enjoy hiking. It makes me feel less guilty about all the food I consume during…

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My 2015: a year in travel photos

The year started off with us returning from our trip to San Francisco and San Diego. After coming back, I went on a short work trip in April to Montreal, QC and devoured a delicious brick oven pizza that I’ll return for! The following month we stepped foot in Europe for the first time! I…

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Life, Well Traveled: Make the Journey Worth It

Very recently my mom told me about a friend’s friend who passed away at the young age of 65, right before retirement. My mom made a comment that really struck me, “you work and then you die”. I wondered to myself, what’s in between that makes the journey worth it? Sometimes my mom gives me…

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How to spend 2 days in San Francisco, day 1

Once in a while, work sends me on wonderful adventures – some more exciting than others. This time I got the chance to re-visit San Francisco. When my SFO trip was confirmed, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The two things I missed last time because I overspent my time at the Disney…

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Trial and tribulations of Italy: From Siena to Florence

Of course, without being hung up on the mistakes I made, Italy was a great trip. I always dreamed that my first Euro-trip would be across Europe in a span of a few weeks…but this was not the case. Carl had just started a new job and wanted to keep his vacation short but with…

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I’ve defeated the purpose of traveling and I’m learning my lesson

Last long weekend, we took a trip to Sauble Beach. It was a short trip, and a rushed trip. We started the day off 1 hour late, ran into long weekend traffic and drove past dozens of garage sales, antique shops and local markets selling fresh berries just to get to our destination. We made…

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10 Travel Hacks that are Actually Useful

There’s thousands of travel hack lists out there but are they actually practical? Here’s my list of 10 travel hacks that are actually useful: Ok, so this one isn’t much of a hack but a tip. The first washroom in the terminal always has the longest line. Though I thought it’d be obvious, I still…

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