Six Months of Backpacking

I almost missed it, if I'm being perfectly honest. I've stopped checking my phone for the time or date, and I most definitely couldn't tell you if it was Monday or Friday. Time is no longer relevant, and I'm enjoying being off the clock. As it turns out, it has officially been six months since... Continue Reading →

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4 Years

We don't have an exact date, but sometime in February 2014, Matt and I started dating. Over the years, we've decided on the 18th (as we weren't going to let Valentine's Day steal our thunder). In the time we've been together, we've experienced and shared so much with one another. I don't want to get too... Continue Reading →

twenty-seventeen

This year, we were fortunate to explore through 3 different continents, countless cities and with all the people we love! Thank you to everyone we met along the way, you have all made this year so special for us. Europe:  Two trips to London, a birthday scavenger hunt in Bournemouth, cheerleading competitions, visits with friends... Continue Reading →

The Backpacker 10 Commandments

Staying in a hostel dorm is something every backpacker will do at some point on their travels. It's usually the cheapest type of accommodation, and the more people there are in a room, the less it costs. There is almost an unwritten code that the experienced backpacker will have picked up along the way -... Continue Reading →

YYZ – YVR – HNL – SYD

In April, our Working Holiday Visas were accepted, and we booked a really cheap flight from Toronto to Sydney with two layovers: Vancouver for 2 hours, and Honolulu for 9 hours. Australia was our very first topic of conversation when we met in 2013, and the plan to come here together on the WH visa... Continue Reading →

A Local’s Guide To: Niagara Falls

No matter how many times I visit, I am always blown away by the power and beauty of Niagara Falls. While it may not be considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, I firmly believe that no other waterfall compares. Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls found between the... Continue Reading →

Canada Backpack Check List (Winter Season)

Backpack: As you'll see in all my check lists, the backpack is the piéce de rèsistance, and rightly so. For Canada, you'll need a large pack for sure (55-70L), as the clothing you'll be taking will most likely be suited for colder weather, and subsequently larger in size due to insulation etc. If you are... Continue Reading →

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