Why Canada Was Worth the Cold

Let's face it, winter is our time to book trips to the tropics. We like to escape the cold and sit on the beach with a nice tropical cocktail and soak up the sun. However, sometimes the cold can be worth the layers of clothes you'll have to wear. Canada is one place that's worth... Continue Reading →

Nature in Montreal and Quebec

It's easy to feel lost in the concrete, steel, and glass structures that make up a city. The big, impersonal buildings can sometimes start to feel claustrophobic. Living in New York, I often find myself needing a space to feel connected to nature again (luckily for me, Central Park is actually a pretty good place... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Anxiety in Montreal

Hooray from my first post from abroad! I'm writing this shortly after my friend Brandy and I walked home from the Grand Roue (big wheel) on the bank of the river in Montreal. I want to preface the next part by saying that at one point I worked rollercoasters in an amusement park and at... Continue Reading →

Lending an Ear

Travel stories make for some of the most interesting memories. Mishaps, unexpected adventures, detours, you never know where a trip is going to take you. Sometimes, these experiences are thrilling and memorable for all the right reasons. However, I'm a firm believer in relaying the bad things as well as the good ones and this... Continue Reading →

Bayeux for You

Normandy, home of the Northmen. Vikings from Scandinavia led by Rollo were offered a vast amount of land here by the king Charles the Simple. In the coming years, these particular raiders were assimilated by the French, though they maintained a distinct cultural identity. The line of Norman rulers eventually led to William the Conqueror... Continue Reading →

How Avignon Grew on Me

One of the most important lessons I learned on this particular trip was not to judge a city by its first impression. Despite all of the historic hype given to the once Papal city of Avignon, it was not an immediate favorite of mine. For some reason, my first impression just lacked that wow factor.... Continue Reading →

Iceland is for (Nature) Lovers

If there was ever a place to experience the power of nature, it would be Iceland. From volcanoes and mountains to glaciers, beaches, geysers, gorges, and tectonic divides, the raw power is visible everywhere. In fact, there are signs posted to warn travelers of the strength and volatility of their surroundings. This raw, abundant power,... Continue Reading →

4 Reasons I Loved Clisson

Clisson, France is a small town located just a few hours outside of Paris and only about 20 minutes from Nantes. Easily accessible by car or train, this cute little city is a nice quiet getaway. A slow moving river cuts the town in half, like many French cities, that can be crossed via an... Continue Reading →

Travel Planning: Easy or Hard?

As of recently, I've been approached by a few people looking to plan trips and I'm totally flattered! I've also been asked how hard it is and how much detail goes into travel planning. I think the planning itself, in some ways, can be just as fun as actually going somewhere. If it wasn't apparent... Continue Reading →

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