About Pamela

Hello, my name is Pamela and I’m a traveller, writer, and photographer from Ontario in Canada; who prefers to live in Québec City. Savoir Faire Abroad is the place where I write about my travel adventures, the people I meet, the food I eat, my life, and sometimes travel tips that I learn while on the road. 

My foray in solo travel began in 1998; a proud two-week vacationer who travelled to Scotland and fell in love with the idea of seeing more of the world. In 2010 I left my career in retail management, after over 10 years of dreaming about leaving my job, and started travelling the world. Six years later, this blog is on its second name (it was originally known as SpunkyGirl Monologues). I have fallen in lust with many countries and consider places like Québec City and Bangkok ‘home‘ when I’m not residing in Ontario. 


Latest Blog Posts

Staying Sane During A Travel Hiatus

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I have spent the better part of six yeas travelling around the world, spending a month, maybe two, in my hometown in Ontario, Canada. My passport and backpack were the two constants in my life. And then at the beginning of March, things changed. I fell, several times, while walking on icy sidewalks and streets in Québec City, my home away from

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13 Fun Facts About Newfoundland

13 Fun Facts About Newfoundland

  Guest Post by Candice Walsh. Candice Walsh, of Free Candie, is a technical writer for a deep sea technology company and an associate editor at Matador Network. When she isn't writing about sonar equipment, she's shooting whisky and hitting on men, or eating nachos and dreaming about travel. She's currently stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland. The more I travel,

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If I’m in Canada, Why Have I Been Silent?

If I'm in Canada, Why Have I Been Silent-

I'm still very much alive, although my silence would have some assume otherwise. I'm in Canada. I'm staying with family. I've been here since mid-December, and I probably won't leave until May or June. Most days (during the week) I get dressed about 3:00 p.m. as that is when my nieces get home from school and they hang at my mom's

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