My 2016: a year in travel photos

2016 was yet another amazing year full of wonderful travels. As per last year, and years before, 2016 began in sunny San Diego. We hiked the mountains and shopped the malls. We were also invited by Lego to visit the Legoland theme park! March 2016 took us to Hong Kong once again to visit family…

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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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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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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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What you need to know about Fattoria Degli Usignoli before getting your Groupon Getaways package

If your intention is to enjoy the rolling hills of Tuscany and relax in wine country, Fattoria Degli Usignoli offers amazing views of the Reggello region and may be ideal for you. It offers a rustic Italian experience with good sized rooms and down the road you can catch amazing sunsets. But my personal experience…

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Experience the Capital of the True North: 3 Day Road Trip Guide to Ottawa

A few years ago, I made a very brief visit to Ottawa and remember driving by the beautiful building that housed the Canadian Museum of Nature and the vibrant Byward Market. But due to the lack of time, I didn’t get the chance to visit either of those attractions. With the 3 day opportunity for…

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Don’t make these mistakes when using Groupon Getaway – 1 week in Italy

In any other instances, this blog would be filled with the latest Italy travel post by now, 1 week post vacation. Italy was beautiful but this trip was far from relaxing so I wanted to take some time off and with work being pretty busy, it’s taken some time to update. When finding this trip,…

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