Roadtrip Day 1: A Moorish Castle and Palace of Pena

We typically take our sweet, sweet time when doing anything, but because we were on a road trip, we had certain goals for where to be and when to be there by. We were also exploring unfamiliar territory, and perhaps underestimated how much time we'd want to spend in certain places. That said, everything that…

We converted, and now we’re obsessed.

Back when e-readers came out, I worked at Chapters. I thought the Kobo was a cool concept but, like many people, I love buying, holding, having books. It had been suggested that I buy an e-reader, but I'd always declined. In my mind, nothing can beat a real book, in my hand, and then on…

Welcome to Portugal, where you can’t do things quickly, even if you try.

At the beginning of 2015, I had 2 goals for this blog: 1. Continue to write regularly 2. Write more about my feelings and experiences, as opposed to a steady stream of I-went-here stories (though I do plan to continue those as well!) June is around the corner and I've published so few posts that…

My friend Charlotte is one of the kindest and most thoughtful people on the planet

My last few weeks in Toronto were fun because I was able to spend time with so many different and wonderful people before heading out of the country. On one such occasion, I went to a Fringe Festival Improv show called "I love you Toronto" with two of my oldest and favourite friends, Charlotte and…