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

65 Flights in 14 Months Flew By

Boarding PassesIt’s still hard to believe that I actually took 65 flights in 14 months and traveled to 22 countries all over the world, while visiting countless destinations in each country. Each flight symbolized embarking on a new adventure and not knowing where the journey would take me when I landed. Along the way, I was able to accomplish countless bucket list items, while learning more and more about myself with each new step. In reflecting on my travels, I am in awe of the places I went, people I met, things I saw & did, and the lessons learned in the process. Continue reading

Flying Northern Ontario with Thunder Airlines

Thunder Airlines TimminsOne of the benefits of having a pilot as a boyfriend is that I can be flown by someone I love and trust. My boyfriend Corey who works for Thunder Airlines based in Timmins, Ontario flew me all over northern Ontario from Timmins to Moosonee to Fort Albany to Kashechewan to Attawapiskat and back to Timmins. This is an opportunity few get. Being flown all over northern Ontario by my boyfriend is a dream; it’s hard to believe that I have my own personal pilot. Flying from one small northern Canadian community in a King Air 100 to another is an experience everyone should have, especially Canadians.Thunder Airlines Timmins 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

30 Flights in Five Months and Flying

Thunder Airlines

It is hard to believe I’ve just recently taken my 30th flight since I started traveling in July. I can’t believe how fast my traveling time is going. I have 5 additional flights to take in December which will take me to the New Year. I’m not sure what 2014 will bring, but if I’ve accumulated 35 flights in 6 months I wonder how many more flights I will take in my next 8 months of travel. 2014 will be a big year of travel for me. I plan on traveling to further destinations and new continents. I can’t wait to start planning what destinations I will be visiting after New Year’s Day. There is something exhilarating about planning my trips at the last minute. Many of my trips in the last 6 months were planned two weeks or less in advance. Previous to my time off from work, I didn’t have the privilege or luxury to travel in this way. It’s freeing. Continue reading

Picked Up in a Cessna

Air View

Air View

On my way back from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, instead of driving back to New Brunswick I was picked up in single engine Cessna. Flying to New Brunswick in a 4-seater was much quicker than driving the 6 plus hours from Cape Breton. Conveniently, my boyfriend is a pilot so we arranged for my personal pick up in Nova Scotia. Anytime I have the opportunity to fly, regardless of the size of the aircraft, I take it. I’ve always loved flying, but I am even more passionate about flying now that I am dating a pilot. I have taken 15 flights since the beginning of July. Most on commercial flights, a handful in a 2-seater Diamond Aircraft and another in a 4-seater Cessna. Now that I have begun my 12 months off from work I can’t even imagine how many flights I will be taking throughout my travels. I’ll be keeping track because I am curious to see how many the year will incur.

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Falling from a Plane to Flying a Plane

Within a week I fell from a plane and flew a plane! It is hard to believe that I have beenFalling from the Sky to both extremes within a week. I’m always looking for every opportunity to try something new! I usually don’t say no to new opportunities. Well, maybe trying certain slimy and crunchy foods is off limits: bugs. I don’t think I can bring myself to ever trying fried insects. I need to have some limits! People are incredibly brave who have tried them! The idea of it gives me chills.

Flying by the CN Tower

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Photo of the Week- Flying a Diamond

View of downtown Toronto and the CN Tower on my way to London, Ontario in a two-seater Diamond Aircraft. My first flying lesson went incredibly well.

CN Tower

A Pilot All to Myself

Having a boyfriend as a pilot has its benefits. We have the privilegeFlying with Corey of renting a plane anytime we like to fly wherever we like. We get to spend our travel time together and we don’t have to share the aircraft with anyone else. We can travel on our schedule, not someone else`s. We have had the opportunity to fly over our subdivision, Moncton New Brunswick, Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Park, the Chocolate River (also known as the Petitcodiac River), and to see the world`s highest tides from above!

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