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 house for a few hours until their parents are finished working for the day. While I spend my of my day without pants, that doesn’t mean I’m watching movies all day and eating chocolate, I’m usually on my laptop, writing, just not on here.
Mexico is a popular destination among both Americans and Canadians: Cancun, Riviera Maya and Puerto Vallarta being the top choices. While there is fun to be had in each of these destinations, there is so much more to see and do throughout the interior of the country — and I highly recommend taking time to visit places like Guanajuato, Mexico City, and Oaxaca.
I’ve walked through many cemeteries in my day, in fact I’ve run through a couple of them. Old gravestones covered with moss, the engravings slowly disappearing over time, some have cracks, some are completely broken; and in Virginia City some are surrounded by wooden four-poster bed frames. Yes, this is definitely the most raunchy cemetery in the USA.
Voted as one of the 52 places to go in 2016 by the New York Times, Toronto is reclaiming it’s place as one of the best cities in Canada — it’s also one of the most multicultural. A trip to Toronto, no matter the length, has endless possibilities; it’s a foodie haven, overflowing with an eclectic mix of vintage and high-end boutiques — and everything in between.
It’s not every day that one has the opportunity to visit Québec’s Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel), but when travelling in Québec City between the beginning of January and the end of March, venturing out to Hôtel de Glace is a must.
Oddly enough it took me three winters to finally make time to visit the ice hotel.
It takes fifty people about six weeks to take 500 tons of ice and 30,000 tons of snow and turn it into Hôtel de Glace — the only hotel in North America that is made entirely of snow and ice!
At times it feels as though everyone writes a list of travel blogs to follow some time between December 20th and January 15th — it’s a month of list type posts covering everything from blog roundups to travel moment roundups to travel photography roundups. And it looks as though I’ll be joining in this year.
Thirty-six hours is rarely enough time in a city, but sometimes one need a mini getaway, or a stopover to break-up in an insane flying schedule. A gateway city to many destinations in Asia, Hong Kong is a relatively easy destination: English is prevalent throughout the city, the transit system is vast and easy to use, and there is a large expat community — at times making it feel like you’re in a western country.
A walk through Bangkok’s Khao San road, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and other touristy sites generally results in more than a couple tuk tuk drivers touting trips to a floating market. While many will accept their offer, there are some who shy away, not wishing to visit an overcrowded market that is filled with more tourists than locals.