14 Dream Bucket List Items in 14 Months

During my 14 months of full-time travels I completed countless bucket list items! By far, the 14 most amazing dream bucket list items that I completed are:

1. SkydivingFalling from the Sky Continue reading

Happy Canada Day

Fireworks

Fireworks in Ottawa, 2013

With only 2 months left of full-time travel before I go back to work, I can’t help but reminisce about my favorite Canadian memories over the last 12 months. My sabbatical thus far has me not only experiencing the world’s far away places, but also has me trying new things in my home country–Canada. Even though I have traveled through 7 countries and visited countless destinations in the last 12 months, I’m left with amazing Canadian experiences in between each of my abroad travels. Continue reading

Bucket List Adventures on Australia’s East Coast

Noosa

Waiting for the wave

As I mentioned in a previous post, Australia’s East Coast is a place where I completed countless bucket list items and adventure sports. Visiting Australia’s East Coast is a dream come true for me. Exploring the Eastern region of Australia for 6 weeks allowed me to complete countless items on my bucket list. From hang-gliding to sand-boarding I tried to do it all. I like to think I am an adventurous person, although not fearless, I am open to experiencing anything unique and out of the ordinary. Continue reading

Staying in Paradise: Australia’s Gold Coast

Gold Coast Flying into the Gold Coast was a slice of heaven served on the beach, with a side of turquoise. Just when I thought the beaches couldn’t get any better than the beaches around Sydney, they did. 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

Playing in the Snow

Northern Canada

Wearing Canada Goose is a necessity, NOT a fashion statement

You Know You are in Northern Ontario When…

1. you have to plug in your car for it to start, yet the plugs are buried in the snow.
2. your car has been plugged in all night, yet it barely starts the next day.
3. wearing Canada Goose is a necessity, NOT a fashion statement.
4. you don’t care what your shoes look like as long as they keep your feet warm.
5. you need to shovel the snow off the roof of your house.
6. your nose hairs freeze the minute you step outside.
7. the names of the stores begin with “Northern Store”.
8. the -40 degrees Celsius cold air takes your breath away.
9.-20 degrees Celsius is considered a warm day.
10. a favorite activity is playing in the snow. Continue reading

Staying Warm at Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio

Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio

Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga StudioI can’t think of a more perfect winter activity to stay warm then to be doing Hot Yoga at the brand new Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio. Hot Yoga is the perfect exercise to beat the winter blues, promote relaxation and tranquility, while staying active throughout the long winter season. There is nothing better then training in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. With my eyes closed, the heat and humidity transport my body to a hot tropical destination. I can imagine myself practicing on a white sandy beach in the middle of the ocean with the salty air blowing through my hair. This is the place for me. The friendly and knowledgeable trained staff quickly got me warmed up and sweating in no time. After one Hot Gentle Hatha Flow class I was feeling my very best! The Hot Power Flow class got my muscles working in no time. I can’t wait to try the other classes offered at Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio. Continue reading

How to Eat Healthy When Traveling

OrgAnik Cuisine

Photo Credit: OrgAnik Cuisine

I’ve been traveling for 6 months now and eating healthy is not always the easiest thing to do. After taking 37 flights in the last 6 months I’ve spent more time than I desire in airports. With 8 more months of full-time travel I want to start the year off right by getting some tips for maintaining a holistic lifestyle while traveling. I’ve been working with Anik, founder of OrgAnik Cuisine, a Holistic Nutrition Coach, lifestyle coach, vegan & vegetarian specialist, and cookbook author. She provided me with a wealth of information for when I am on the road. Continue reading

What Turquoise Destinations Should I See in 2014?

Puerto Rico

Happy New Year! With a new year brings new travels to new destinations. I have 8 more months left to travel before I am going back to work and I am in the planning stages of figuring out my next destinations. In 2013, I traveled to the beautiful turquoise destinations of California, Hawaii, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Those beauties left me speechless! Not only that, I was able to find turquoise in all the places I visited: NB, PEI, NS, Ontario, Quebec, Nevada, North Carolina, and Maine. Well, it’s time to look for more! What’s next for me? That’s the tough question! I’m not quite sure! That’s what I need your help for! I would love for my readers (and possibly soon to be readers?) to suggest new, unique, and beautiful turquoise destinations for me to visit in the 2014 year. If I find them interesting, in my budget, time frame, and within my means, I’ll be adding those destinations (your recommendations) to the list of stops throughout my 2014 travels. Continue reading

15 Must See Sights in Northern and Eastern Puerto Rico

I recently spent over two weeks on the sunny and tropical island of Puerto Rico during one of the coldest months of the year-December. What a joy it was for me to skip some of the dreadfully frigid cold weather in Canada for a tranquil and humid stay in Puerto Rico. I’ll trade snow for sand any day. I think I was meant to have been born in a tropical destination; It’s in my blood. Based on my travels throughout the Northern and Eastern parts of Puerto Rico, here are my favorite 15 sights:

San Juan Metro

San Juan Metro Continue reading