My First GoPro Fail

After having a GoPro for a year and a half, I have officially had my first GoPro fail! After turning on all the lights in the room, setting up the GoPro on my XShot perfectly, and snapping hundreds of fun and festive holiday shots, I thought we’d end up with the perfect Christmas pictures. Later after reviewing the pictures we had taken, I realized that our photo shoot was a bomb. Unsuccessful. All of my Christmas Day family photos came out blurry. Although their imperfect, they’re still hilarious and special memories captured with my fiancés family. They’re still keepers.

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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

Exploring the Montreal Jean Talon Market

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I’ve been to Montreal countless times, but I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the well known Jean Talon Market…until this visit that is. My boyfriend grew up in Montreal and he had never been there previously either. Finally, we made a commitment to explore the famous marketplace. I now know what all the fuss is about! Now that I’ve been, I think I am going to want to visit every time I come to Montreal. Maybe it will become part of my Montreal food tour routine!? Continue reading

This Christmas Season I am Thankful for…

Puerto Rico

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Last year before Christmas, I tried to keep it a secret from Santa that I abandoned the cold Canadian winter weather for warmer climates south of the border. Yes, that’s right, I ran to Puerto Rico as quickly as possible. I didn’t stay there the entire Christmas season (even though I wanted to), I returned home just in time (December 24th in fact) for Santa to find me back where I belong–on Canadian soil. This year, as much as I am longing for warmer weather, I am happy to say that I am celebrating the Christmas season right where I belong–in Canada. Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Montreal

This year I’m spending Christmas in Montreal, Quebec with my boyfriend and his family. I love everything about Montreal. The food, culture, and atmosphere are glorious, especially during this time of the year–Christmas time. This is my first Christmas in Montreal and I am enjoying every last minute of it. Montreal 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