Best Kept Secret: My Husband is a Porter Pilot

 

Porter Airlines

Photo Credit: Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines

Photo Credit: Porter Airlines

It’s official! This has been my best kept secret! Today is my husband’s first day of work at Porter Airlines–he’s one of the newest members of the Porter team! I’m so excited to be a part of the Porter family and for our Porter journey to begin. I’ve always loved flying with Porter and it’s my go-to airline when flying within Canada and the United States, but now it’s even more exciting since my husband will be flying the planes! I can’t wait for the day when my husband can fly ME to a new and unexplored destination. Porter flies to 24 destinations in Canada and the U.S., with many of its fabulous destinations being places I’ve never actually explored like Mont Tremblant, Pittsburgh, Myrtle Beach, Chicago, Charleston, and beyond. I’m already planning where I want to go first. Let the wanderlust continue! Continue reading

Departing a Girlfriend, Returning a Fiancé: The Story of Our Engagement

MontrealAs a teacher, I was anticipating Christmas break weeks prior to the last day of school. As you can imagine, my students, like myself, were anxiously awaiting a much needed holiday. When it finally arrived, I departed the Maritimes bound for Montreal, QC where I would spend part of my break with my boyfriend and his family. I hadn’t seen my boyfriend in 10 days so I was extremely excited to see him and spend my first Christmas with he and his family in Montreal. Like a kid in a candy store, I was wide eyed and thrilled to go on a mini-vacation. It was 4 months prior since I had been on a flight and I was starting to get withdrawal. After 14 months of traveling full time to 22 countries and on 65 flights, I was starting to feel more at home on the road than in my actual home. I felt relief and excitement to get my fill of air travel and big city explorations this Christmas break. Continue reading

I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane

Flying in the sky

Flying in the sky

After taking 65 flights during my 14 months of full time travel, I can’t believe that I haven’t been on a plane in 4 months. I love flying. I could skip the airports part, but I love going on airplanes. I haven’t been on a flight in what feels like forever, to the point that I’ve been starting to get a bit of withdrawal. When I returned home after traveling around the world I went back work with no definite plans for a near future trip. After 4 months of anxiously awaiting my next flight, I am officially heading to Montreal for Christmas break! My boyfriend and I will be spending Christmas with his family this year. I’m getting a mini-vacation this holiday season after all. Continue reading

A Guide to Traveling With Only a Carry-On

Traveling with a carry on

Traveling with only a carry on

Traveling by air is not the easiest thing to do! Traveling with 1 carry-on and 1 personal item can be a difficult task, but I have been managing to do it since July 2013 (aside from one trip which was a stupid mistake…long story). I am no expert, but I’ve mastered it to make it work for me. I’d love to share what I have learned and my successes with you! I travel for months at a time with only my carry-on. I have mentioned this before, but there is something more freeing than flying without a checked bag! I have learned to live with less and realized that I didn’t need as much as I thought. Yes, there are things that I miss and things I wish I had, but I can live without those items. Continue reading