Whale watching and hiking in Tofino, Vancouver Island

We planned a full itinerary of activities for our final day in Tofino, starting with a whale watching tour in the morning. There are several available wildlife watching tours in town, but we opted to go with our hotel’s Adventure Centre for the convenience. Spotting whales Following a quick breakfast for me and a Gatorade…

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A week around Vancouver & Tofino, British Columbia

Iโ€™m finally back with some new travel material for this blog. This past week, Mr. Chuckles and I embarked on our highly anticipated trip to British Columbia, Canada – our first long distance travel since 2019. Usually, I like to publish daily trip diaries while travelling, but I decided to switch things up this time…

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On this day: Rome to Amalfi via Naples, Italy

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On June 8, 2018, I was at the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Following a whirlwind day in Florence, we returned to our hotel in Rome in late evening and hopped into bed. The next morning, we awoke early to…

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On this day: Rome to Florence, Italy

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On June 7, 2018, I was in Florence, Italy. We had arrived in Italy a week ago, and were basing ourselves in the national capital. We spent our first few days in and around Rome, going on a…

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On this day: Chicago Architecture River Cruise

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On April 8, 2018, I was aboard the Chicago Architecture River Cruise. Following a morning exploring Millennium Park and seeing The Bean, we spent our afternoon on the much hyped Chicago Architecture River Cruise. This boat cruise aboard…

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Travel Challenge: My 10 favourite photos

Thank you again to Angela at Suitcase Travel for inviting me to participate in the Travel Challenge, where I shared 10 of my favourite photos from around the world, over the course of 10 days. Many readers successfully identified the featured destinations, while a few were more obscure. Here’s a recap! Jump ahead… Day 1…

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Travel Challenge: Day 9

Thank you to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Do you know where I met the beautiful creature in todayโ€™s photo? The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join in. Thatโ€™s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and 10 nominations โ€” without any explanation. Today,…

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On this day: Discovering Tokyo, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 14, 2018, I was beginning my exploration of Tokyo, Japan. Following a few days in Kyoto and Osaka, we moved onto the last portion of our trip to Japan, which would be spent in the world-class…

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On this day: Osaka, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 12, 2018, I was in Osaka, Japan. We had spent two fun-filled days in Kyoto and wanted to break things up with a day trip over to Osaka. At only about 20 minutes away from Kyoto…

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Niagara beyond the falls

After a day of exploring world famous waterfalls, we decided to venture further afield to discover Niagara beyond the falls. As I mentioned in the previous post, the Niagara Parks encompass not only the Niagara Falls themselves, but also 16 square kilometres of other attractions and parkland extending along the Niagara River. Here are some…

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