When I first started this trip, I found I was constantly impressed by what I could do. I don’t know if I don’t give myself enough credit or what, but every time I did something physically challenging (be it big or small), I was always surprised I, y’know, did it. Treks were hiked and mountains were climbed, … Continue reading The Tongariro Crossing: COME AT ME, VOLCANO
With less than two weeks left in New Zealand, I've been saying "fuck! I've only got two weeks left in New Zealand" a lot lately. My plan of "work Monday-Friday and travel on the weekends" didn't happen quite as much as it should've and, though I love the weekends I've spent here, I'm pretty much … Continue reading Paihia and The Bay of Islands
So, look, anyone who's read this blog knows a few things about me: 1- I swear far too much 2- I travel with a Captain Picard action figure 3- I'm a sucker for nerdy things (....2 and 3 are different, fyi) Through a series of lucky events, I made a friend who invited me to … Continue reading Aquarium? More Like Awesomearium!
I've got two pieces of advice for you: 1) Don't be afraid to spend good money on peanut butter 2) Go to Doubtful Sound I've never been on one of those massive day tours before. I've been on walking tours, rode a hop on/hop off before, and spent the day with five other people and … Continue reading Doubtful Sound: No diggity
Check out part 1 and part 2. Now we're on to the nerdiest part of them all: Alright guys. Ghost walks. Look, I don’t care who you are or what you believe, a ghost walk will always be a blast. If you believe, maybe you’ll see something! If you don’t, maybe you’ll get some good … Continue reading My MUST DOs when I travel (part 3)
Check out Part 1 of m MUST DOs here! Markets are my favourite way to spend a sunny morning, whether I’m traveling or at home. There is something so comfortable in the simplicity of a chaotic market that I can’t quite match with any other activity I like to do. Give me a coffee and … Continue reading My MUST DOs when I travel (part 2)
There are three things I do in almost every city I go to: walking tours, markets, and ghost tours. I’ll break them up into separate posts so that you aren't sitting here reading a a super long post in one sitting. Maybe I’ll throw a picture of a cat in there somewhere, too. You're welcome. … Continue reading My MUST DOs when I travel (part 1)
For the first time since arriving in Alexandra three weeks ago, I finally got the chance to get out of Alexandra. I mean, look: Alex is a lovely town, but it’s small and there’s nothing new to see, eat or do. Ever. Ev.er. So getting away for a day, even if it’s just a few … Continue reading My trip to Puzzleworld!
As I write this, I’m sitting in front of a heat pump, in a hoodie I found at the Salvation Army, wrapped in a furry blanket. Winter has officially arrived to small-town New Zealand and, while I’m happy to be traveling, pictures of Christie Pitts and beer on patios is making me miss home something … Continue reading Explore, Torontonians!
Another great way to spend a few sunny hours in Sydney is to take the ferry over to Manly beach. Grab yourself a spot on the roof and get your camera out. The ferry ride is about 40ish minutes and gives you great views of the Opera House, harbour and city from the water. I … Continue reading Riding the waves to Manly Beach
Staying with locals has to be one of the best parts of my trip so far. Sure, exploring things on your own is fun and awesome and blah blah blah, but I’ve been fortunate enough to have friends to stay with in almost every place I’ve been, and I’ve become so used to it that … Continue reading Staying with locals: Priceless
There are three things that struck me about Hollywood. 1- Hollywood is an actual place. I always thought of it as more of an idea with a representative sign, but it’s a real place. Saying “Yeah, I’ve got to run to Hollywood for something” is kind’ve like saying “I’m just gonna run to Etobicoke to … Continue reading Hollywood: More than just a sign (but the sign is the fun part)