In November 2017 I embarked on a journey that took me completely out of my comfort zone. I traveled alone to a country that made my friends and family express great concern and near-confusion as to why I would want to do this. Almost everyone I knew (including my neighbors), seemed so incredibly relieved when I came back home in one happy, fulfilled and content piece.
Last week, I decided to show my nephew around downtown Toronto for the first time. He just turned 10. He lives in suburbia (not Etobicoke – the real suburbs you need to take the GO Train to get to). When I asked him what he does when he comes to Toronto with his family, his response was, “Jays games. Pick my dad up from work. Pick you up.” Needless to say, my ideas for the day were wide open. Read more
I recently visited London, England for the first time. The surprise highlight of my trip was visiting Freddie Mercury‘s Garden Lodge estate. Read more
Yes, these Iceland lists are all over the Internet. Trust me, I know. I studied them obsessively before heading to the mystical land of fire and ice by myself last month. But one more list can’t hurt. Everyone’s experiences are going to be different. I travelled alone, didn’t rent a car and stayed in Reykjavik for the week. Read more
Alright, so I admit it: It took me 30+ years to finally get on a plane and do the all-inclusive beach vacation. It wasn’t my idea. It was an incredibly generous gift given by a friend’s mom who saw I needed a vacay. After declining a few times, I finally broke down and said yes. Read more
Since I (what for some reason some say was brave) first ventured into the Big Apple on my own at the age of 18, I have since been back to my favourite city eight times. While I have never actually written an NYC to-do list, the one that lingers in my head (with new things being added to it as I go along) has shrunk over the years. I’ll keep this up as a reminder of things still to do and what’s been done. There is a vibe in New York that I’ve always found quite addictive and I officially refer to it as “my happy place.” Read more
The Toronto Powers That Be murmured and grumbled again yesterday on whether or not the soon-to-be-defunct TTC Scarborough RT should be made into a park similar to the popular High Line in New York City. Nothing is set in stone, and as with everything in Toronto even if it were set in stone, it’s unlikely anyone would see it until sometime in 2215 at the earliest anyway (not an actual fact, but a fair prediction). Read more