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 →

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Happy Birthday Matt

Dear Matt, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE! Today my favourite travel buddy, my partner in crime, my best friend and the taller (much more handsome) half of Borderline Backpackers turns 26. You are the smartest, kindest and most inspirational person I have ever met. We've been all over the world together and you still manage to surprise... Continue Reading →

Christmas Abroad

For weeks now, everyone we know has been talking about the snow, decorating their trees and shopping for presents. Me? I can't even tell you what day of the week it is! Christmas feels different when you're away from family or home, but even more so when backpacking. Ally's Christmas in Canada I grew up... 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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