7 Canadian Travel Blogs to Follow in 2016

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.

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My Search for Balance While Living a Life of Travel

My dad wasnt buried the day he died, because the ground was too hard. His burial didnt take place until two months later, on May 30, 2015.

Its not always easy to forget your family and travel the world; sometimes things happen in life where you find yourself making a tough choice, continuing a trip or returning home when your family needs you. I chose to return to Canada and move back in with my parents to help care for my dad.

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Travel Did Not Change Me, Freedom Changed Me

Working in my room at Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto

I didn’t grow up thinking, ‘I’m going to be a solo female traveller’, it’s something that happened purely out of circumstance. While my friends were in school, working, getting married, and having children, I craved freedom, independence, adventure. Sure the whole marriage and kids thing has popped into my brain a few times over the years, but I have a hard time justifying a need to stay in one place, working a job I don’t really enjoy, all in the hope that at some point marriage and kids will magically happen.

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Québec City Cafés or Wireless Workspaces 1.0

 

As a travel writer and blogger I am always looking for cozy cafés where I can enjoy a cup of chocolate chaud, and do a little work at the same time. Most of the cafés I visit are in the neighbourhoods of Old Québec, Petit-Champlain, Place Royale, Old Port, Saint-Roch, or Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and they all have free wi-fi. Cha-ching!

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Cost of Living in Québec City

It is no secret that I have fallen in love with Québec City. The oldest fortified city in North America, Québec City is oozing with history (and salacious tales), character, and culture. The highlight of Québec is Vieux Québec, more commonly know as the old city.

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How Québec is Changing the Way I Work and Live!

A blustery street in Old Québec

I was in one of those writing ruts before I moved to Québec City. I was staying with family (which I enjoy), I had constant access to wi-fi, and I was always distracted. One would think that having constant access and an open schedule would be the best thing in the world. Let me tell you, it’s not.

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Apartment Hunting in Québec City

A small residential street in Old Québec City

It’s odd to think that in a two weeks I’ll be moving myself to Québec City to learn French. Am I crazy?! Sure, I adore Québec City, and it is the best place in Canada in terms of learning French, but still! Living in Québec City is going to be a lot like living in France. I can still do my freelance and social media work, but there is no chance of picking up temporary work to help pad my bank account – damn language barrier!

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Creative Spaces: A Guide to Making Your Own Creative Space

Creative spaces are personal in many ways as our passions are what drive us to create. So tapping into your passions and allowing those passions to have a place within your creative space is essential. For me, those passions are travel, photography, and cooking. It’s the three things that I cannot live without, and three things that I use in my daily life, whether I’m travelling looking for stories to write, photographing a city I’m visiting, or home cooking up a meal using flavours I’ve encountered around the globe.

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