The unforgettable Alhambra


It’s hard to believe this year is almost over already. So much has happened in these past twelve months, including some pretty amazing travel opportunities.

Looking back on those travels brings back many happy memories, including an incredible day spent in Granada, Spain. More specifically at the Alhambra. It’s so incredible and I feel badly that I am only sharing this now (sorry to those who were following my adventures in the spring!). Fortunately it’s not an easy place to forget. That, and it’s pouring rain in Toronto and very un-Christmas-y, so I am taking a break from the holiday festivities to remember that day in Granada.

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5 Tips to make the most of your trip to the Toronto Christmas Market


When most people hear the words “Christmas Market”, I’m willing to bet the first thing that comes to mind are the world famous markets that are held across Europe, or maybe the one held in Union Square in New York. Or “am I still allowed to get a picture with Santa at my age”.

That last one may just be me. The point is, there is a Christmas Market held in Toronto and it has been growing steadily in popularity since it first came to town six years ago.

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I’m planning a trip to Winnipeg in the middle of winter. Am I crazy?


On reading the title of this post one might assume I’m crazy. Or just not very fond of Winnipeg.  Both things couldn’t be further from the truth. I have nothing against Winnipeg. I like Winnipeg. In fact, one of my best friends lives there, so automatically it’s high on the list of places I like by association. I also like to think I’m not a crazy person.

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Life lately: It’s the little things

thinking of australia, travel journal and phoneOh, hello there December! When did you get here?

I’ve been back in Toronto for almost a month now, and while I thought I would be itching to head back to Sydney ASAP I am loving the quality time I’ve been able to spend with my family and friends. The only time I itch now is when I go outside and it’s freezing, since I’m quite clearly allergic to the cold. 🙂

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I saw sculptures by the sea


Bondi Beach is always quite busy, but if you’re afraid of crowds I would avoid going on the weekend. I’m not afraid of crowds though. At least, not the kind that go to hang out at the beach, and not when there is a funky contemporary art exhibit involved. While I was in town artists from Australia and around the world had put their work out on display along the coastline between Bondi Beach and Tamarama for Sculpture by the Sea.

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