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A Tour Of Toronto In Photos

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

These past few months I got to spend some time with two of the most down-to-earth, talented photographer friends. We decided to venture outside: eating dinner around backyard patio furniture, fleeing the city for weekends at cottages, frolicking in Autumnal leaves of inner-city parks and what we discovered was beauty all around. *** We live […]

A Look At Deprivation: Travel’s Newest Trend?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I remember my friends getting back from their weekend trip in Las Vegas. I remember wondering what kind of time they had, never having been to the city that actually never sleeps. I remember the husband saying, “it was more like time on, than time off.” The phrase made me laugh out loud. A recent […]

Graffiti As A Public Display Of Life

Friday, November 12, 2010

In Buenos Aires, it is everywhere. It is overwhelming. I remember walking around at night with a friend and asking about it. “Do you paint graffiti?” I asked. “No, no. I don’t. But, I like it. It shows you that there is life in the city.” Growing up with a Canadian mindset, for a while I […]

Contemplation In A Cup Of Coffee

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It wakes you up. It begins your day. After the third or fourth one, the day may come crashing down. Coffee breaks are a part of our societal makeup, the moments we relish in between sitting at a desk or in between the hustle. Sometimes we use them as social highlights and sometimes we use […]

Travel Horror Stories Only Happen At Airports

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Usually, travel horror stories while in a place are reminders of things that we have and/or take for granted. Someone taking your iPod, stealing your shoes, getting caught in the rain with no change of clothes all make for epic stories. For some reason (perhaps for the reasons listed above), I find the airport the […]

A Response To Travel Quotes

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In a dark, local bar in some far off place, you may find yourself dropping in on others’ conversations. Sometimes, you hear a phrase that resonates with whatever you are thinking at the time and sometimes people say the darn-dest things. With today’s technology and all travelers being united through the internet and smart phones, […]

Are Slum Tours A Good Idea?

Friday, October 1, 2010

I guess it’s simmers down to someone’s personal comfort level. For example, I would not go white water rafting. I don’t like baths, I don’t like swimming, I sometimes find beaches rather boring. I know it’s kind of lame. While in Buenos Aires, I heard about villa tours — “villa” being the common word to […]

The World Wide Web Of Language: When Icebergs Collide, LOL

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Words leave you winded. Some days, you will be walking down the street and hear something that punches you in the stomach. Other days, you will be reading a phrase that leaves you speechless. With increased international interactions, we are more aware that language has the ability to take our breath away. We each react […]

Let Them Drink Sparkling Water!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Today, I am in wonder of the world. In a good way. I saw an article in a newspaper at work. I had to sit down a minute and really think about what it was that shook me. The headline read: “Paris Introduces Sparkling Water Fountains.” I then found a similar article in the Guardian. […]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Helado!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

You find them lurking everywhere: on the corners of dimly lit streets, in the goopy hands of people, in your freezer. You can hear the icebox-toting vendors screaming its name, beckoning for your business, “Helado! Heladoooo!” Ice cream. It is a cross-cultural thing. When venturing into Buenos Aires, some fantasize about steaks and tango, gauchos […]

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