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Books, Doughnuts & The Most Ridiculous Museum Ever In Portland

I hold an unpopular opinion... ... ... ...I'm not a huge fan of Portland. *takes a deep breath* There, I said it. I can't believe it, either. After everything I've heard, even the slogan, "Keep Portland Weird", I felt like I was going to love it. There was no way that I couldn't. But after… Continue reading Books, Doughnuts & The Most Ridiculous Museum Ever In Portland

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Warming Up To Seattle: A Second Visit

It was 6.30am, or thereabouts, and we were on our way to the US border. It had been a hard wake-up call - we had gone for some drinks with friends in Vancouver the night before, and at 6.12am my alarm was still on snooze. I pulled into a coffee shop for the most disappointing… Continue reading Warming Up To Seattle: A Second Visit

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Road Tripping The Icefields Parkway In Autumn

A road trip in the Canadian Rockies in October was always going to be a risk. The last time I went to the Icefields Parkway, arguably one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world, it was September and we had low clouds and rain on the way up the Icefields Parkway, and slightly… Continue reading Road Tripping The Icefields Parkway In Autumn

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A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

I decided a few months ago that I'd quite like to paraglide in Canada. After all - the beautiful mountain vistas provide the perfect backdrop, and it would be my first time paragliding so I couldn't think of a better place. I found out that you could paraglide from Grouse Mountain with spectacular views of… Continue reading A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

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A Drive Through Two Underrated Canadian Rockies National Parks

I'm always excited to visit Banff. It might help that I have some awesome family there, but Banff in itself is inexplicably one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, so I'm lucky to have excuses to visit often (if 3 times in 12 years counts as often). But on this trip, we'd be… Continue reading A Drive Through Two Underrated Canadian Rockies National Parks

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Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective

As usual, I was on Google Maps. I was actually doing research, rather than doing my regular antic of perusing a country I've never heard of hours after starting off on a restaurant a mile away from my house. You know when people fall down the YouTube rabbit hole? Me, I fall down the Google… Continue reading Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective

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10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

I've been reminiscing a lot recently. I've also been looking forward to the next few months, and the realisation that I'll be 30 at the beginning of next year made me think of my gradually-forgotten goal of visiting 30 countries, which I assumed would be long reached by now. The truth is, I stopped country-counting… Continue reading 10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

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Ten Years On: My Travel Diary From Trek America!

Ten years ago, I embarked on a journey that I suppose in some ways changed my life. The trip itself wasn't particularly life-changing, but I made friends who I still have to this day. It was my first real "independent" trip, even though I was on a tour with twelve other people, all my age… Continue reading Ten Years On: My Travel Diary From Trek America!

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How Travel Has Changed Me, Yada Yada

"Oh, whatever." I can see your eyes rolling as you open this (or don't) because you've heard it all before. Travel made me so much more confident! Travel has made me feel closer to humanity! Travel has made me appreciate other cultures! All of those things, particularly at a time when humanity feels at its… Continue reading How Travel Has Changed Me, Yada Yada

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A Short & Sweet Trip To Vancouver Island: Beautiful Victoria, BC

I was always undecided about whether I would make it over to Vancouver Island. As someone who travels with the intention of gobbling up every place I can set foot on, I had to wonder why Victoria wasn't screaming out to me. I mean, I didn't not want to visit, and after all I'd had… Continue reading A Short & Sweet Trip To Vancouver Island: Beautiful Victoria, BC