Taking my time to amble through the world in search of slow travel adventures

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Dresden // 5 Things to Love

Dresden // 5 Things to Love

Dresden is one of my favourite cities in Europe.  It’s beautiful, close to amazing natural sights, and full of history.  And yet, despite being on the busy train route between Prague and Berlin, it has a refreshing lack of English-speaking visitors.  Travel onwards, unimaginative tourists!  […]

Hiking in the Black Forest // Baden-Baden’s Panoramaweg

Hiking in the Black Forest // Baden-Baden’s Panoramaweg

When most people think of Baden-Baden, the famous German spa town nestled in the gentle hills of the Black Forest, the things that immediately come to mind aren’t necessarily ones that would attract young travelers: sedate strolling along the Lichtentaller Allee, indulging in a slice […]

My Grand European Adventure

My Grand European Adventure

Two weeks ago, I got on a plane and flew to Europe. Usually, two weeks into a trip I’d be starting to think about home and be feeling a little blue that the trip was coming to an end. Not this time. This time two […]

Conquering My Fears in the Swiss Alps // Schynige Platte Panorama Hike

Conquering My Fears in the Swiss Alps // Schynige Platte Panorama Hike

I don’t remember ever not being afraid of heights.  I’ve never liked window seats on planes (or flying in general), skiing (since childhood lessons required a terrifying gondola ride), or even standing on high apartment balconies. So how did I find myself peering over the […]

10 Things I Learned in Croatia

10 Things I Learned in Croatia

I don’t think I’ve ever had as much trouble planning a trip as I did this winter when preparing for my June trip to Croatia.  I went through at least three trip plans, one of which would have excluded the coast almost entirely. Now that […]

A Stranger in a Strange Land // 15 Fascinating Expat Memoirs

A Stranger in a Strange Land // 15 Fascinating Expat Memoirs

Every time I visit a new place I ask myself “what would it be like to live here?”  It’s not a question I take particularly seriously – I have no need to leave Vancouver (except when I take a look at real estate prices) – […]

Strolling in Siena // The Perfect Introduction to Italy

Strolling in Siena // The Perfect Introduction to Italy

My number one travel rule is this: never spend the first night of a trip in a major city.  Odds are you are tired from travel and the last thing you need is to be overwhelmed by people and skyscrapers and traffic. Which is how […]

Escaping the Crowds in Prague // Five Beautiful Gardens & Parks

Escaping the Crowds in Prague // Five Beautiful Gardens & Parks

There are few cities more beautiful than Prague.  With its cobblestone streets, pastel-coloured buildings, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava, it’s not hard to see why visitors fall in love with the city. (I’m also more than a little biased since it is my mother’s […]

Let’s Go Adventuring!

Let’s Go Adventuring!

As far back as I can remember, travel has been an important part of my life.  It’s been a way to connect with family, learn about the world, and, as I’ve grown older, learn about myself.  And with each trip, I’ve learned more about the […]