Lithuania – a Little Known Baltic Gem

Five years ago, I had never heard of Lithuania. Not until a colleague at work told me her family was Lithuanian, and my response (I’m ashamed to admit now) was, ‘They’re what now?’ Fast forward to 2019 and here I am just getting back from an absolutely fantastic time in the Baltic country of Lithuania,…

30 Differences Between the UK and Canada

I’ve been in the UK for two years now. Somehow I’ve managed to survive without the ocean nearby, driving on the wrong side, and saying strange things like ‘Heyup’ and ‘gobsmacked’. And during those two years, I’ve often talked about how much I enjoy living in England. How much fun I have over here, traveling…

Amsterdam – More Than Sex ‘n’ Drugs

I bet I can guess what first comes to your mind about Amsterdam… Canals, right? 😉 Of course, this place is known for its Red Light District and leniency when it comes to marijuana, but there’s so much more to Amsterdam than a wild weekend getaway. It’s actually a bit funny to just stroll around…

Dublin – A Small City With a Big List of Things to Do

For being Ireland’s capital, Dublin is a surprisingly small city. Which isn’t a bad thing – just makes it easier to get to everything with less walking and cabbing/bussing! We got in to Dublin quite early, just as the sun was rising, and since our Airbnb wouldn’t be ready to check in to until later…

Cardiff – Caerdydd

There’s this saying… You must be from Nova Scotia if you can say ‘Tatamagouche’, ‘Kejimikujik’, and ‘Musquodoboit’. Well, I say you must be from Wales if you can say ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’. If you’re wondering what the hell that is, it’s a real place in Wales, and also a local government. The literal meaning is ‘Saint Mary’s…

Budapest – A Bit of Everything

Budapest was our final destination on our four-country-tour through Europe. And what a great spot to end our trip it was.  It has something for everyone – architecture, history, nightlife, and even thermal springs! There’s lots of history around every corner and plenty of hidden treasures in this laid-back, friendly city. Hungary’s capital city is…

Austria – The Sound of Music & Mozart

Ah, Austria. The land of mountains, music, and Mozart. I was so excited to see the place featured in The Sound of Music, and my many years spent practicing Mozart on the piano had me secretly geeking out at the idea of being in his hometown. And Austria certainly didn’t disappoint… If anything, I was…

Slovenia – Short & Sweet

If I’m being completely honest, Slovenia was never on my list of places to go. I mean, I love traveling and will go pretty much anywhere, but it certainly wasn’t a place I’d ever even thought of visiting before moving to the UK. However, that said, I now would love to go back and spend…

The Halfway Point – It Ain’t Easy Living Abroad

18 months ago today I made the move across the pond. I’m already halfway through my visa. I know they say time flies, but does it ever slow down? In the last year and a half, I’ve learned so much, been to so many new places, and had so many great experiences… Moving abroad was…

Croatia

To the east of Italy, sitting on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea in the Mediterranean, sits one of my favourite countries I’ve visited so far… Croatia. This trip was the first big trip I’ve ever really planned… and I learned a lot about travel from it. A group of four of us decided…