My favourite thing to do when traveling (um, other than finding amazing food spots, of course) is shop. I love to shop so much that I carry a giant purse, bring a packable duffle bag with me for my purchases, and make my boyfriend pack light so that I can share his suitcase if I shop too much (he’s the best). I just love discovering authentic and local items that you can’t find in your home town to remind you of your international adventure.
In Egypt, I bought a handbag made from camel leather. In Japan, I bought red bean filled maple leaf cakes, and in Italy I shopped the leather market until I found the perfect turquoise satchel.
It’s the perfect time to see fall colours in Ontario! Algonquin Park is already at peak viewing time. There’s nothing more disappointing than going on a lovely fall drive only to discover that all the leaves have fallen off and the fall colours are over.
Don’t let that happen to you! There are two awesome websites that I recommend to check the status of the fall colours. Parks Ontario has a dated report that tells you the status of the fall colours and leaf coverage at each of their provincial parks.
On a cloudy day in Thunder Bay, I visited the Amethyst Panorama mine. As we drove down dirt roads, the GPS didn’t know where we were. Luckily, there were helpful signs reassuring us that we were going the right way. And we were! (more…)
After we were done visiting the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Japan, we decided to trek to the snow monkey sanctuary that we had heard of.
The Iwatayama Monkey Park is at the top of Mount Arashiyama. All of the blog posts/travel guides that I had read about this park stated that it was going to be a steep (15 minutes, but I’m whiny) climb. Joy. (more…)
I love waterfalls, so couldn’t pass up the chance to visit the second highest waterfall in Ontario during a visit to Thunder Bay. (more…)
It doesn’t get anymore East Coast than a lighthouse. I was thrilled to be able to stay at the West Point Lighthouse for once night on Prince Edward Island during my East Coast Road Trip! (more…)
When I arrived in Prince Edward Island, I had priorities. Specifically, lobster priorities. I vowed to consume as much lobster as possible, and what better way to start than with a classic lobster roll? (more…)