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Europe

Why Language Matters in Marseille (and why it doesn’t)

By On July 13, 2014

The Mediterranean breeze welcomes me in a warm hug as I step off the plane and onto the tarmac. After two rainy days in Edinburgh we had made it to Marseille, gritty… Read More

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Poetry in Motion

By On June 7, 2014

I couldn’t wait to get to the train station today. After nearly two months of chaotic evenings and burning through the first two seasons of the Mindy Project half-hearted attempts at writing, I… Read More

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Destinations

Raving about Reykjavik

By On April 30, 2014

The buzz of Reykjavik is a shock to the system after driving through the largely uninhabited, untouched beauty of Iceland’s south coast for three days. Two-thirds of country’s tiny population lives in… Read More

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Iceland’s Golden Circle

By On April 3, 2014

In a few short days we had already watched the sun set and rise over Vik’s black beach, climbed Sólheimajökull glacier, stood in awe on the shores of Jökulsárlón’s glacier lagoon and… Read More

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Blue Lagoon vs Laugarvatn Fontana: Battle of the Geothermal Pools

By On March 27, 2014

In Iceland you can literally watch the Earth bubble and boil, a poignant reminder of the active force that lives deep underground. Icelanders have been harnessing this geothermal energy for centuries, turning it… Read More

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Falling in Love at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

By On March 19, 2014

The buzz of the city is a shock to the system after driving through the untouched beauty of Iceland’s south coast for three days. I nervously clutch the wheel as I find… Read More

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Capturing Jökulsárlón

By On March 17, 2014

Few places on this earth have the power to bring onlookers to a revered silence, struck in awe by the unspoiled beauty of nature. Jökulsárlón is one of those places. Driving east… Read More

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Chasing the Northern Lights

By On March 14, 2014

Of all the natural wonders that draw visitors to Iceland like a magnet, the Northern Lights were at the top of the list for me. Not only was winter an appealing time… Read More

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Ice-Climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier

By On March 9, 2014

The great beauty of Iceland is that you will stumble across many of her most spectacular sights by simply driving along the circular Route 1, and that these natural wonders can generally… Read More

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Garðar Cottages – Discovering a Hidden Gem on the South Coast of Iceland

By On March 7, 2014

With only six days to soak in as much of Iceland as humanly possible, four long-time friends/roommates/teammates piled into a sad-looking 1995 Honda 4×4 and took off along the south coast of… Read More

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Why Going to Iceland in the dead of Winter is Not Crazy

By On February 19, 2014

Here in Onterrible, we have been patiently enduring one of the harshest winters of recent memory. First, the worst ice storm in years coated much of southern Ontario in the days leading… Read More

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Canada

An Olympic Tale

By On February 7, 2014

With the world poised to descend on Sochi, Russia for the Olympic Winter Games, I thought it was time to share perhaps the greatest Wannabe Wanderer tale yet untold – one of… Read More

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Canada

Home for the Holidays

By On January 13, 2014

Ottawa, the Capital of our Nation strong and free, typically conjures images of skating on the world-famous canal, devouring the quintessentially Canadian ‘Beavertail’, or strolling past copper-topped Parliament buildings turned green from… Read More

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Happy New Year!

By On January 1, 2014

  Whenever January 31st rolls around I am always astonished at how quickly 365 days can pass. Naturally, the start of the New Year is a time to reflect on the time… Read More

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South America

Two Weeks in Peru & Bolivia- Confessions from an Over-Planner

By On December 21, 2013

Full disclosure: When it comes to travelling, I’m a planner. I’m sure almost annoyingly so. In fact, I may get almost as much enjoyment out of the planning, anticipation and lead-up to… Read More