Girl sitting on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii was somewhere I’ve wanted to go for years- ever since I saw Blue Crush actually (I might have even harboured secret dreams about being a surfer girl but, sadly, my surf lesson in Ireland proved that will never happen).  Throughout high school I doodled hibiscus flowers on all of my binders and notebooks, gazed longingly at…

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Wakefield Village

One of the biggest perks to living in Ottawa is how close we are to some of the best things that nature has to offer. A local and tourist favourite is the Gatineau area, perfect for a variety of outdoor activities and adventures. The area is home to a variety of ski hills, hiking trails,…

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Winter Clothing for Canada

Oh, winter in Canada. It’s the stuff of plenty of jokes but it’s my reality. And you know what? I actually love it. Winter in Canada is actually pretty awesome. Sure it long, cold as hell, and I spend what seems like half of my days shovelling but there’s something truly magical about a Canadian…

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Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel

Haunted places and ghost stories have fascinated people for ages. From friendly Casper-like stories to menacing, terrifying phantoms; for some reason, humans are drawn to the idea of the supernatural and, as such, dark tourism has become quite the trend. Especially in places like Edinburgh, and New Orleans, Prague. But, did you know, that Canada…

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Vancouver skyline

When I tell people I’m Canadian they usually try to guess what city I’m from. Vancouver is the number one guess. I’m not from Vancouver, I’m from Ottawa. In fact, until recently I’d never even been to Vancouver (I know, it’s in my own country but Canada is MASSIVE guys!). However, now that I have…

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