On this day: Busan, South Korea

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 6, 2018, I was in Busan, South Korea. It was our second day in South Korea and it was time to make a day trip to meet up with our friend in Busan. She was attending…

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On this day: First day in Seoul, South Korea

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 5, 2018, I was spending my first day in Seoul, South Korea. Boy, was 2018 a great year for travel. Less than two weeks after our return from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, we headed…

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Sunday Funday: Signs around the world

Here’s one inspired by Tricia at Travels Through My Lens from her recent post on funny signs found around the world. Like Tricia, I love taking photos of signs. Sometimes they are amusing due to poor English translation, but for the most part it’s simply enjoyable to document the unique and quirky observations we make…

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Photo Friday: Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

This weekโ€™s Photo Friday is inspired by Leighton from Leighton Travels, who just published a great post about his visit to a hanok village in Otgol, South Korea. He reminded me of my own experience in a hanok when I travelled to South Korea back in 2018. Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village…

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Searching for memories of Boston

As I often do these days, I was browsing my old photo albums and came across a small collection from my trip to Boston, United States back in spring of 2012. I visited the northeastern American city for a short weekend to attend a conference, and stayed at the Sheraton Boston Hotel downtown. Regrettably, I…

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On this day: Nuit Blanche, Toronto

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On October 4, 2015, I was waking up after a night at Nuit Blanche, Toronto. Nuit Blanche is an annual arts festival that takes place in many cities around the world at various times of the year.…

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Photo Friday: The Crystal at Royal Ontario Museum

Today’s edition of Photo Friday comes to you from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was constructed in 2007, as a multi-million dollar expansion to the Royal Ontario Museum located in downtown Toronto. The structure employs a Deconstructivist crystalline form, made of 25% glass and 75% aluminum sitting atop a…

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Photo Friday: Saskatchewan Valley, Canada

I have visited the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan once. Back in 2012, I attended a conference in Waldheim, Saskatchewan at a retreat centre adjacent to the North Saskatchewan River. Waldheim is a small town of 1,035 residents, located about 50 kilometres north of the city of Saskatoon. First settled in the 1890s by the…

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House on the hill: Casa Loma, Toronto

Casa Loma (Spanish translating to ‘Hill House’) is a prominent mansion and garden located in midtown Toronto, situated at an elevation of 140 metres above sea level. It was constructed between 1911 and 1914 as a residence for financier and founder of the Toronto Electric Light Company, Sir Henry Pellatt. Designed by architect E.J. Lennox,…

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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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