On this day: Emerald Lake, British Columbia, Canada

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On September 1, 2017, I was at Emerald Lake, British Columbia. My friend and I were wrapping up our one week Western Canada hiking trip with Randonee Tours, which had taken us through Banff National Park in Alberta…

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Photo essay: Summer in the city

It’s August 31st and the end of summer is upon us. Here’s a recap of our prolonged staycation in Toronto this season.

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My great Canadian travel bucket list

Technically, I have travelled Canada coast to coast, having lived in Vancouver, British Columbia and spent a short weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia many years ago. However, Canada is a massive country and there is a lot more in between that I have yet to discover. Given the current state of international travel, I expect…

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My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers…

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On this day: Castellar de n’Hug, Spain

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On July 24, 2015, I was in Castellar de n’Hug, Spain. After returning from our excursion to Costa Brava, my adventurous travel mates arranged for a motorcycle ride up along the mountainous roads of the pyrenean range…

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Off the beaten path on north Vancouver Island

One of the great advantages I’ve had is the good fortune to be in a profession that has taken me to some very interesting places. While I was attending medical school in British Columbia in 2011, a couple of my classmates and I were sent over to Vancouver Island for a one month rural family…

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Snowshoeing in Hope, British Columbia

We are supposedly well into spring but there have been snow flurries everyday since this weekend. What is going on?! Since we are still in a winter mood, I figure that I can get away with writing a blog post about a winter activity. In the recent post about my favourite outdoor spots in Vancouver,…

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Entertaining yourself in Ottawa, Canada

I’m continuing with my blog series where I recap past travels, particularly places within Canada, since I’m trying to focus more on domestic travel for the foreseeable future. Today’s edition is about the city of Ottawa, Ontario, where I lived for two years between moving away from Vancouver, British Columbia and then eventually returning to…

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My favourite outdoor spots in Vancouver, Canada

Since we are likely looking at sticking to domestic travel for the remainder of this year, I have been thinking about making a trip back out to western Canada if we are able to get there before winter weather kicks in. I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia for four years until 2013 and have yet…

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24 hours in Lima

The format of this post is inspired by one of my favourite New York Times travel series, 36 Hours. We spent one full day in Lima to cap off our trip to Peru. After nearly two weeks of early mornings and bodily strain sustained in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, on the Inca Trail, and in…

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