Christmas trees of New York City

Christmas in New York City is a magical time. If it weren’t for the pandemic, I would have loved to make another trip there this year. The last time we visited the Big Apple was back in 2017, when we stayed for a week in early December, right on time to enjoy the beginning of…

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Uncovering street art on Graffiti Alley, Toronto

Located within the trendy Queen West neighbourhood of downtown Toronto, Graffiti Alley encompasses three city blocks running parallel to Queen Street and including the contiguous alleyway of Rush Lane. Previously a hotspot for unsanctioned street art, Graffiti Alley sparked a debate on the blurred lines between vandalism and art, leading to a fight for its…

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On this day: Imperial Palace, Tokyo

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 15, 2018, I was at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. For all you kind folks who have been following along, today’s recap of my trip to Japan is a two parter. After our midday visit…

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On this day: Yanaka โ€œCat Townโ€, Tokyo

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 15, 2018, I was visiting Yanaka “Cat Town” in Tokyo, Japan. Japan loves cats. From cat cafรฉs to actual cat shrines, you will find symbols of our feline friends everywhere in the country. This is reflective of…

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On this day: Arashiyama & more, Kyoto

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 11, 2018, I was in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Following a day of exploring the city centre, we ventured further afield to the outskirts of Kyoto. The first stop on our second day in Japan was the…

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On this day: Kyoto, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 10, 2018, I was in Kyoto, Japan. Following a lovely several days in Seoul and Busan, South Korea, we flew over to Kyoto to begin the Japan portion of our East Asia trip. We managed to…

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On this day: National Museum & Gangnam, Seoul

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 8, 2018, I was spending my final day in Seoul, South Korea. It was our last full day in Seoul after a fun week in South Korea, and we had a couple more places on…

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On this day: Old and new in Seoul

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 7, 2018, I was in Seoul, South Korea. After reuniting with our friend in Busan, we returned to Seoul to spend the remainder of our time in South Korea. As the capital and largest metropolis of…

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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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On this day: Grand Canyon South Rim

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On October 21, 2018, I was at the Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States. We were a few days into our trip to Las Vegas and were ready for a break from the cigarette smoke filled casinos. I…

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