Travel Challenge: Day 2

Thank you to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Can you guess where today’s photo was taken? The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join in. That’s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and 10 nominations — without any explanation. Today,…

Read More

Travel Challenge: Day 1

Thank you so much to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Check out her wonderful blog for more on her explorations around the world. The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join in. That’s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and…

Read More

Sunrises & sunsets around the world

Thanks to Rebecca Goes Rendezvous and Chalk & Cheese Travels, I’ve got a new post idea. Both of these great blogs recently shared their top 10 favourite sunrise and sunset photos from around the world, so I was inspired to take a look back through my albums to see what my collection looks like. To…

Read More

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…

Read More

Photo Friday: Fine fruits of Japan

I love a juicy piece of fresh fruit as much as the next person, but Japan takes fruit to the next level. One of the most interesting concepts we observed during our visit there was the luxury fruit market, which elevates produce to works of art. During our food tour in Tokyo, our guide took…

Read More

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…

Read More

Photo Friday: Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

This week’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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Photo Friday: Playa Bávaro, Punta Cana

Special thanks to Andy at Andy’s World Journeys (and whoever inspired Andy) for the idea behind this new series. For this Photo Friday, here is a shot of Bávaro Beach at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I have only ever been on two Caribbean island all-inclusive vacations, and my last…

Read More

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…

Read More