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Photo of the week – Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland

From one of my trips to London I took the train to Edinburgh, Scotland and did not regret it one bit. My pic of the week this week is of the view from Arthur’s Seat – a fantastic climb with an incredible view. While in Edinburgh I got to see some pretty cool buildings and the…




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Photo of the Week – The island of Frioul in Marseille

As I was wrapping up my trip around the world one of my last stops was Lyon and Marseille in France, and I particularly enjoyed Marseille. A beautiful city surrounded by water, from here I had the chance to visit the island of Frioul and take in some of the amazing sights. This time of…




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Photo of the Week – My favourite beach

You might imagine that my favourite beach in the world was somewhere off the coast of Spain, or maybe one of the incredible beaches in Hawaii but you’d be wrong. My favourite beach in the world is this incredible rock beach on the South Island of New Zealand. I can remember flying from Auckland to…




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Photo of the Week – Arriving in Sydney

This weeks photo is the first time I set eyes on the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as the Rhapsody of the Seas slowly approached Sydney Harbour to wrap up a 19 day cruise from Honolulu, Hawaii to Sydney, Australia marking the true beginning of my trip around the world. You can…




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Photo of the week – Climbing Niesen

Alright so not doing a great job with the whole “photo of the week” thing, but here’s my throw back to climbing Niesen with Jana’s sister Nina! Had a blast, need to get back to Switzerland again soon! And here is the original blog post where I talk about the climb 🙂




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International Women’s Day, Refugees and the UNHCR

A day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women I’m happy to have had strong, positive female influences in my life, starting with my mother who, as a strong woman, I’ve picked up many traits from to my sister, teachers, co-workers, managers, and friends. However as much as this day is meant…


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Photo of the week

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted so with the snow melting, and the days getting warmer I thought I’d take a look through some of my photos and grab a “photo of the week”. This particular one is a stunning sunset from my recent trip to Honolulu, Hawaii on Waikiki Beach. I took a…




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Mahalo Hawaii

Aloha again – it’s the last day. I’m sitting on my balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, it’s a beautiful, clear day and the sun is shining bright. I fly out tonight at midnight, which is about 5am Toronto time… I was trying to decide what to do for the day since the hotel checkout time is noon,…



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Aloha from Honolulu

Well I have to say “Plan B” trip is going very well so far. While not the original plan, I’m feeling really good about it and I’m very happy to be here. I woke up the day I was leaving to Rio with a bit of a sore throat, so immediately went out to grab…



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Yeah so… slight change of plans.

You know how things just don’t always go the way you want? Well that happened. This is pretty embarrassing as a fairly avid traveler, but it happened so may as well own it. I got to the airport today all nice and ready to go – packed, a little rested, all that good stuff. Dropped…