Looking for an Ontario getaway? Try road tripping through the Ontario Highlands, where there’s a food trail of fun and tasty culinary stops. Continue Reading →
Posts by: Natalia Dziubaniwsky
The small town of Eganville, located in Ontario’s Highlands, is the home of the Bonnechere Caves. Known for its rich geological finds, the Bonnechere Caves are famous for something new – cave dining. Since its inception 3 years ago, word has spread swiftly, making it a must-do activity and one of the hottest tickets in the Ottawa Valley. Those of us fortunate enough to have scored a golden ticket were chomping at the bit to see what all the hype is about. Continue Reading →
Canadians wait so long throughout our winter months for the weather to warm up. So when spring finally hits, I start daydreaming about a getaway not too far from home.
If you’re city hopping, then add Chicago to your list! The Windy City has a big city feel; but at the same time, it’s laidback, down-to-earth and unpretentious. Our guide to making the most of 24 hours in Chicago. Continue Reading →
I’m always up for a good ‘ol Southern BBQ feast. It’s hard to resist the sweet and smoky aroma trail left behind by a sizzling BBQ – heaven for my olfactory system! Known for the slow smoked meats, Lou Dawg’s Southern Barbecue has been open since 2009 and is well loved by the Blue Jays … Continue Reading →
When I announced my plans for a 2 month solo trip through Southeast Asia and Australia, I received mixed reactions. Some were very encouraging, cheering me on about how amazing my trip will be, how brave I was for doing it, and how they could never do that themselves. Others were taken aback, confused, asking me why? Aren’t you scared? Won’t it be dangerous?
While I know some people were just expressing concern, I resented that I felt I had to defend my choices. Probably what I resented even more was that those questions stirred up and triggered anxieties that I was already experiencing – an inner battle between self-doubt and a long held dream. The truth was, I was scared, I was apprehensive, I did ask myself, am I crazy? Can I really do this?
Turns out, yes I could – and you can too. Continue Reading →
When researching my trip to Thailand, I came across a volunteer program in Chiang Mai at an elephant sanctuary called the Elephant Nature Park (ENP). Situated in the mountains, ENP is a peaceful safe haven for Asian elephants rescued from abusive working conditions. Continue Reading →
Forget everything you assumed about Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, a city located in central Saskatchewan on the South Saskatchewan River, was not at all what I expected it to be. A very walkable city boasting a beautiful riverfront with seven arching bridges, it is surprisingly trendy and home to fiercely proud, welcoming and friendly Saskatonians. If you … Continue Reading →
n Saskatoon, the mood is chill and it ain’t from Old Man Winter. Every February, the city hosts the Saskatoon Blues Festival, showcasing top national and international Blues artists. Continue Reading →
New Orleans is a city full of personality, rich history, fantastic music, charm and Southern hospitality (yes, this is a real thing!). A city that can be enjoyed year-round, there is no shortage of things to see or do. I visited NOLA for an extended long weekend, focusing most of my time in the French Quarter, and was able to see and do a lot over four days.
Here are our top 5 travel experiences in New Orleans: Continue Reading →
Imagine this: you’re 15 meters below the ocean’s surface, silently gliding through the water. The only sound is you slowly breathing in and out. Suddenly, you’re face to face with a group of Bumphead Parrotfish….and then a bright orange Clownfish peering from a swaying anemone. You even spot a turtle drifting through the ocean.
Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? It’s even more remarkable to experience scuba diving first hand in the deep blue sea. Continue Reading →
Heading out to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, I wasn’t anticipating sea sickness. Here’s what to know before making the trip by boat from the Whitsundays. Continue Reading →