Artist’s blood runs in my veins. My mother has always been an artist, starting out in window display and design at a young age. Although she was unable to pursue art as a career through-out most of her life, she now enjoys watercolour painting at her leisure. My dad too is an artist, working with bricks, stone and wood for over 20 years, creating landscape designs for his clients. And I too have always had a passion for creative efforts – I loved art class and nearly pursued graphic design in college. Now, I channel my creativity through photography.
As a follow-up to last week’s post, one might ask “So what does a low fuss couple do for their anniversary?”. Well, here’s what we would (and did) do for our anniversary weekend!
We’re celebrating our first anniversary this week! One year after becoming a Mrs., I’m finally ready to share a few things about our ‘wedding’. What was so special about our ‘wedding’ you might ask? Well, we had exactly 0 guests. Yes, no witnesses, no fuss and low stress.
I’ve expressed in earlier posts that I enjoy playing video games. I was a console gamer all through my childhood and in more recent years, have ‘graduated’ to computer games (because console games are apparently not the platform the real gamers use, per my husband anyways #pcmasterrace). So, here is a glimpse of what my gaming life has become…
What motivates you to try harder, explore further and be the best you can be? Sometimes it’s role models who have said or done something worth mentioning that inspires others to pursue their own dreams. Here are 50+ hand-picked quotes that have inspired me over the years and continue to drive my passions and desires – starting with travel quotes of course!
Guest post written by Amanda Lasater, MA Sleep Institute
Images provided by Amanda Lasater
What is Jet Lag, Anyway
Jet lag, also known as jet lag disorder, is a short-term sleep problem that affects people who travel quickly across one or more time zones. Your body has what’s known as its circadian rhythm, a kind of internal clock that signals your brain and body when to wake up, stay awake, and when to sleep. When your circadian rhythm is out of sync with its own time zone - that is, when you’ve rapidly transitioned to another one - jet lag can occur.
A whole new take on ‘swimming with the fishes’ – try dining with them. This restaurant in Maldives was the world’s first undersea restaurant back in 2005 and still remains the only all-glass undersea restaurant, offering a meal surrounded by the surreal underwater world without putting a toe in the water (1).
It’s no secret that Canadians love crossing the border for shopping deals and stores not found in Canada. We usually hit the Buffalo/Cheektowaga area because it is conveniently close. Even with the exchange rate, the US has some goooood deals.
Guest post written by Guillaume Donnat, Owner of Niagara Segway
Editing and Images by Nicole Buzzing
How the path of pursuing travel can literally change your life.
As a follow-up from last week’s post on the highlights that I encountered in Ecuador, I wanted to share my excursion experience to the ‘Island of Silver’, which is an uninhabited island within Machalilla National Park located just off of the coast of Puerto Lopez. While the Galapagos would be all the more stunning, the Isla de la Plata is definitely a great budget alternative.
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.