Isle of Wight – Hiking the Coastal Path

After spending most of June apart, Dave and I decided to take a mini stay-cation to the Isle of Wight. As it was only a 15 minute hovercraft ride across the sea it seemed like a great choice (plus it was supposed to have some of the area’s best hiking and I was pretty eager to try out my new hiking boots).

I’ll back up a minute.

Yes, I said hovercraft. Portsmouth is the only place in the world that has a public hovercraft that essentially flies its passengers from Southsea to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. I wont pretend it wasn’t cool. It was a pretty neat way to start our little mini-break.  Continue reading Isle of Wight – Hiking the Coastal Path

Advertisements

Eating My Way Through Amsterdam

When I first started doing my research for Amsterdam the overwhelming consensus (online and from friends) was that Amsterdam is awesome but the food scene sucked.

As a foodie, I found this both disappointing and a bit hard to believe, with Amsterdam being such a large, cultural city. So, I dug a little bit deeper and, with the help Google and Trip Advisor, was able to put these bad food rumours to bed. Continue reading Eating My Way Through Amsterdam

The Best Days of My Life: Swimming with Dolphins

The last little while I’ve been in a bit of a rut (it’s winter, so no real surprise there). I haven’t had a lot of motivation or inspiration to write much of anything, and as my 31st birthday approaches I’m once again plagued by that sinking sensation, that nagging fear of “what have I done with my life?!”

It’s times like these that I’m forced to stop and take a moment to remind myself that while I might not be exactly where I expected to be in my 30’s, I’ve still done a lot with the time I’ve had. My life has been filled with amazing experiences that have spanned across almost the entire world.

So, instead of sitting and wallowing, I’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone and get back to writing while reminiscing about the most spectacular days of my life in a series of blog posts.

So, to start it all off, let’s get on a plane and head to New Zealand’s South Island, to the sunny and gorgeous seaside town of Continue reading The Best Days of My Life: Swimming with Dolphins

Thunder Bay Meets Budapest

Well, October came and went and with it so did the lovely Alyssa Paterson. After getting a little turned around, I found her at a quaint little cafe located just off of a very rainy Budapest street. It had been almost a year since we’d last seen each other, so obviously, there was lots of excited loudness as we caught up over hot chocolate and lattes.  Continue reading Thunder Bay Meets Budapest

Here We Go!

Well, the last 30 days really have been a whirlwind. I left my job at Goway after 5 years, packed up my apartment and went road tripping with my Momma across Ontario to Thunder Bay for 10 days of visiting before jetting across the Atlantic.

I’ve got to say, leaving home the afternoon of the 9th of September brought on all the feels. It wasn’t quite the same as 8 years ago when my family took me to the airport to bid me farewell for my year away in Australia. This felt different. I am different. And the situations I am leaving behind is completely changed. Leaving was harder this time and there was a lots of tears. Continue reading Here We Go!

Canada Vs. America

This weekend I got to play the tourist in my own country. Dave’s parents came over from England for a visit so we took them out to Niagara Falls for a day of world famous sightseeing.

20170619_123820_HDR
Impossible to take a bad selfie with that backdrop!

The weather was perfectly gorgeous and clear with the sun shining down illuminating all the summer colours of the area.

As always, the Canadian side didn’t let us down.  Continue reading Canada Vs. America

Webster Falls, Tews Falls and Dundas Peak

For my 30th birthday I was eager to spend the day doing an epic day hike. If I were in Thunder Bay I know exactly where I would have gone. But I’m not and when it comes to the GTA and the great outdoors I’m a little lost so I turned to the facehive of the tinterwebs and got a whole lot of suggestions within an instant.

The majority of my friends were pointing me towards the Hamilton area, famous for it’s 100 waterfalls. I’ve always planned to do some exploring here so I figured that was a good place to start. After a bit of googling I settled on The Spencer Adventure Trail in Dundas. Continue reading Webster Falls, Tews Falls and Dundas Peak