A few years ago I got to dip my feet into Lake Thun in Thun, Switzerland, on which my great, great grandfather was a ferry boat operator.…… Read more “My Ancestry Travel Goals”
Living in the Midwest of the U.S., it’s imperative to have some “winter reading” to get through times when it can even be dangerous to be outside.…… Read more “Book Review – 40 Ways To Travel Better: Your Complete Guide To Maximize Time, Money, & Energy”
I was thrilled when a recent conference took me to Denver, though I knew that with a busy schedule I’d have to do my best to fit…… Read more “How to Spend 48 Hours in Denver: A Tourist’s Guide”
My New Year’s resolution last year was to start a travel blog. I’ve never been good at following through with hobbies, but this project has been the perfect blend of travel, writing, and photography to keep me interested and challenged. However, the best part is that it pushes me to prioritize traveling when I might otherwise get sucked into the daily grind. It has also encouraged me to travel local (how had I not been to the mustard museum before this year?) and try to view familiar places with fresh eyes. I feel super lucky to have had these adventures in 2017…
My favorite travel moments are often the ones that are literally breathtaking: riding the steepest cogwheel train in the world in Lucern, taking a boat through mangrove…… Read more “Breathtaking Moments to Have in Ireland”
On a recent solo trip to Ireland, I flew into Dublin and made that my home base as I explored the country. Though I took a number…… Read more “10 Things To Do In the Dublin City Centre “
I had mediocre expectations when I headed to Howth (pronounced like “both,”) but I was very, very wrong. Howth was a highlight of my trip to Ireland…… Read more “A Day Trip from Dublin to Howth”
Before this summer, all I knew about Cleveland was that there was some controversy related to LeBron James. After a few vacation days there, I’m happy to have learned just a little bit more. My top take-away? This mid-sized city has a surprising number of things to do and has hometown pride in spades.
Even though I live in a mid-sized city, I feel right at home in a much larger one. At least a couple times a year I make it my mission to spend some time in a big, diverse city, and Toronto fits the bill perfectly. It’s larger than I initially thought, as it’s actually the 4th largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York City, and L.A. Toronto is also a truly international city. Walk down the street and you’ll hear a plethora of different languages and accents. Here were some of my favorite things in T.O.