One of my favourite parts about my job is coming up with creative itineraries for visiting media. Last year we had two travel writers visit us at the beginning of December. I prefer any tourists visiting the province to stay in summer, not winter. How was I supposed to come up with fun activities and show off our city when it was already way below zero? I accepted the challenge and came up with this three day itinerary: a mix of some of my local favourites and the more typical tourist activities. Continue reading
When I took Johnny to visit South Africa for the first time, I had one main goal: dive with the white sharks. Johnny was a little more skeptical about jumping into the freezing Atlantic with only a flimsy-looking cage between us and these 15 ft long killing machines. Continue reading
You’ve decided to embrace the land of snow, poutine and lakes that is Canada and call it your home. Congratulations! Canada is awesome! Or perhaps you’re just interested in moving abroad in general? If you’re from a country that has a reciprocal agreement with Canada, then you’re in for a mostly stress-free application process.
I had a lot of mixed feelings about booking a holiday in Santorini. I wanted to visit the island more than anything and see the pretty blue domed churches and watch the sunset from the edge of the cliffs. But I also wanted to relax and was wary about the crowds that the island attracts in summer. So we booked in May, the shoulder season, crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. Well, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect time of year! Continue reading
We have just entered our third year in Canada. “This is our first third year,” I remarked the other day to a rather perplexed Johnny over coffee. In Australia, I measured our time by my return from Montreal and his arrival in Australia. We had never spent three years in one place. Continue reading
I wanted to love New York. It was one of my big bucket list cities and I’d nurtured my love for the city from afar, over years of Sex and the City reruns. I chose my university exchange program in Montreal because of its proximity to New York and when a couple of my South African friends living in New Jersey invited me to stay for a few days, I practically tripped over myself in my haste to book my ticket. Continue reading