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DIY LONDON DAYTRIPS

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of London. It’s one of those cities I can return to over and over and love it more with each visit. Yet, despite how much I love London, I do enjoy a break from the city. The following ten daytrips from…

48 HOURS IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

  Have you ever visited a place and thought…I’m going to need more time here? Well, Dublin is that place for me. I recently visited Dublin as part of a longer journey through Europe. I made the mistake thinking 48 hours is plenty. After all, I was looking forward…

TOP 20 BUCKET LIST PLACES IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS

Every so often, I try to convince myself that staying grounded is a good thing. I then tell myself that I’ve seen enough of the world and now I should live a more “settled” life. But then…something happens. I’ll see a picture on Instagram or Pinterest and…

SPAIN: FIVE PLACES TO SEE FLAMENCO

I believe that in a former life, I was a flamenco dance. I was graceful, beautiful, and held the stares of my adoring fans. Now, this may sound silly but the bad back I currently have is enough evidence to prove that I must have been incredible! Well, maybe not…

A PHOTO JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN ICELAND

  Iceland is stunning! Iceland is one of those places that seem to be on everyone’s bucket list and for good reason. This Arctic Island is surreal. After traveling to numerous countries and countless cities, Iceland was one of those places that always seemed to be out of reach…

ICELAND’S THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK – A GUIDE

Located 23 km from Reykjavik, Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park of Iceland is Iceland’s most important historical site. Named a Unesco Heritage Site in 2004, Thingvellir is a place of vivid beauty surrounded by Earth-moving tectonic plates and glacier waterfalls. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones…

GO EXPLORE: VANCOUVER BC: LYNN CANYON PARK

Whenever our family travels to a new destination, or to a repeated favorite, we try to always venture beyond the usual touristy sites and seek out some fun hiking trails. Often times, we spend a great amount of time exploring museums and gazing at amazing monuments. These are wonderful activities…

VANCOUVER’S GRANVILLE ISLAND – A PHOTO TOUR

Is Vancouver on your bucket list? Prior to the 1990s, Granville Island was a 37-acre industrial wasteland. With the urging of local residents and a few visionaries, Granville Island underwent an urban revitalization into what it is today – a thriving, sustainable redevelopment area. Technically, Granville Island is not actually…

TIMELESS BEAUTY – GRANADA, SPAIN

Every so often, when I hear the gentle strumming of a Spanish guitar, I am magically transported back in time to Granada, Spain and the hills of Andalucia. In my daydreams, I am strolling through the gardens of the Generalife and smelling the citrus from the orange trees. A gentle…

FIVE REASONS WHY WE ALL NEED A BUCKET LIST

Richard Branson once said, “The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.” This is so true. Life is short. We are only given a finite amount of time. What we do with that time is up to us. This reality set in for me…