BIG NEWS: I’m moving to West Africa

I haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve been waiting. I had a feeling I would have some big news to share, and this definitely counts as BIG. I am moving to Accra, Ghana in October.  I JUST accepted the position. For one year, I’ll be the Communications Officer for Crossroads International and WILDAF (Women … Continue reading

Photobook Canada review/my first video blog!

Hi everyone! While I normally take every opportunity to write about things I’m excited about, I chose a different option today. It’s my first video blog (or “vlog” as the kids call it)! Don’t mind the picture frame behind my head, it turns out that it’s harder to find a place with good lighting and … Continue reading

A Week of LIVING

The last nine days have been insane and busy busy busy, and they would be capped off by a SUPER moon. Obviously. ANYWAY. Yes. Let’s start with Friday. I’ll start off with saying that, despite my finances/lack of connections, I spend an inordinate amount of time amongst fancy people. Example A: Friday at the Red … Continue reading

New York I love you, but you’re bringing me down.

I’ve been in love with New York for a long time. I don’t know why or when it started, and it turns out this is a love affair that may just tear me apart. I’m at a point in my life where I can do, go, be wherever, whatever, whenever. I find myself suddenly identifying … Continue reading

Update time!

Hey you! I know I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks, and I don’t really have any legitimate excuse except for the fact that I’ve been a little busy. For one, I booked my trip to the Maritimes. I can’t wait! I’ll be traveling for work, which will be a great experience, and then … Continue reading

Why Being in Your 20s is Awesome

I just read an article titled “Why Being in Your 20s Sucks,” and I’m happy to say I totally disagree with most of the points. Sure, a few of them are true, but I’m a firm believer in looking at things in a positive light and appreciating the moment. That’s why I’m writing, “Why Being … Continue reading

An Ode to the Cities I’ve Loved, Part 1: Ottawa

I’m a city girl. I love cities, and the bigger the better. I love the walkability of cities, the frenetic energy of  busy streets, the independent shops, and the yummy vegan bakeries and/or ethnic food restaurants. I love a lot of things about cities in general, but there a few cities that hold a special … Continue reading

Rant time!

Warning: If you don’t live in Canada, you probably won’t care about this post.  Okay! I live pretty close to both the Toronto airport and the Buffalo (N.Y) airport. Keeping this in mind, I bring you ridiculous facts time! Did you know it’s cheaper to fly from Buffalo to London, England than it is to … Continue reading

Elephants in need

Hey there, As you may know, I volunteered at Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand back in October. I met Lek, the founder of ENP, as well as several staff members. I was there for a week, so I got a pretty good sense of how the park was run, and I have nothing but … Continue reading

Dun dun dunnn: The “what to pack” post, part 1!

OKAY so it’s finally time to start writing about what to pack when it comes to long term travel. There will be a few different parts to this, including, “What I wish I packed but didn’t,” and “What I packed but wish I didn’t.” For now, though, I’ll just give a basic list of what … Continue reading