2016 Travel Journals: Berlin

*Mea Culpa, the blogging as I traveled thing just didn’t happen given how busy I was! So these journals were written on the trip, most retrospectively, with a couple written after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So, I got…

2016 Trip Journals: Munich

*Mea Culpa, the blogging as I traveled thing just didn’t happen given how busy I was! So these journals were written on the trip, most retrospectively, with a couple written after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So I landed…

2016 Trip Journals: London

*Mea Culpa, the blogging as I traveled thing just didn’t happen given how busy I was! So these journals were written on the trip, most retrospectively, with a couple written after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So, I landed…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child #keepthesecrets review

  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Het hem. So, I just watched Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and let me just say HOLY CRAP THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE BEST THING EVER OMG! So, I liked it ūüėČ I’ll say as a reminder, that Harry Potter was the defining book series of my adolescence.¬† I’m a huge Potterhead. I…

The last summer

So, I finished school for the year June 23th, which somehow seems so far away. Since then, I’ve been relaxing with my family; just taking life slow, sleeping in, video games with my sister and bonfires at the shore. It’s been a lovely little restorative break, which is certainly what I needed after school..and as…

London, take 3

So, because of the terrorist attack in Brussels, my mother and I changed our travel plans – 2 days before we left, which taught me a lot about booking things down to the wire! – and went to London instead of Brussels. ¬†This made it my third trip to London in a year – and…

Jet lag sucks

So, after an unexpected hiatus, I’m back. I honestly had intended to try and blog while I was on my trip, but that just didn’t end up happening. ¬†My mother and I found that we ended up back at our hotel each night so exhausted in the best way, that I just didn’t have the…

Tragedy and the change of plans

So, yesterday there was a tragic terrorist attack in Brussels, at the Brussels Airport and the metro station. ¬†Three dozen people have been killed, and reports have the injured number over 100. ¬†It’s a senseless, awful tragedy, and my heart goes out to the people of Belgium in this time. Tomorrow, my mother and I…

1000 words worth a picture: Amsterdam and an empty house

Amsterdam was a surprise destination for me. ¬†I was never really on my ‘dream travel list.’ ¬†But because I’d booked my last spring trip so late in the year, the London, Paris and Amsterdam trip was one of the only Contiki trips that was still available and fit in that time period. ¬†So, without much…

Please be March break already…

So, yeah, I feel like the title might speak for my mood. ¬†The week before last was pretty rough. ¬†We had a 100 plus question exam last Monday, and although it ended up not being as bad as I thought (and I did pass, yay) the week leading up to it was rough. ¬†The burnout…

1000 words worth a picture: my first atlantic flight and london

So, it occurred to me last night that I wasn’t quite satisfied with how I’ve shared my travel experiences here yet. ¬†Because of technology and wifi restrictions on the trip, I’d settled for more pictures over words, supposing that as a picture can say a 1000 words, more pictures was better. ¬†I added a bit…