Psychic Scams in Times Square

This morning Facebook decided to remind me that two years ago today, I was in Times Square…. getting scammed by a psychic named Gina. I had gone to NYC with a friend to watch Wicked, eat cupcakes out of a vending machine, tour an abandoned morgue*, and see what other insanity would ensue.  We managed…

24 hours in La Capitale

Confession: I don’t know how to travel in cities. Seriously. I spent the time I was in Quebec City wondering what exactly I was supposed to do. So, I did the things I thought I was supposed to do, ate an onion soup, and moved on. Don’t get me wrong, Quebec is a beautiful city….

Pumpkinferno

Every October Upper Canada Village gets its Halloween on with Pumpkinferno. Basically, thousands of pumpkins are carved into some pretty impressive Jack o’lanterns.  The event takes place after sundown (because, you know, jack o’lantern), and is super popular. I suggest getting tickets online ahead of time, which lets you skip at least one really long…

Columbia River Gorge

Originally when I was planning my trip to the Pacific Northwest, this wasn’t on my to-do list. But I kept noticing more and more shots on Instagram of places I’d want to see, and they were all in this area. Here is something you need to know about the Columbia River Gorge area: it is…

Maine Coast: Old Haunts, New Spots

Some things are sacred. Like a late-summer trip to spend a few days lying on the beaches of Southern Maine. I just got back from my annual girls-trip to the coast with my friend Amanda. I’ve been going to Wells, Maine for these beach trips since I was a fetus* (for some TMI, find that…

World Maps

I like to envision myself on the world map when I travel. Here I am, at the northern tip of Iceland. Along the southeastern tip of James Bay. Sitting on the edge of Canada in Tofino…. The first time I did this was accidental. The first time I took a plane and went overseas, I…

36 hours in PEI

After 3 weeks of being on the road, hiking, and camping sometimes you just need to relax. We decided to leave Cape Breton to spend a day in PEI. We camped the first night near Cavendish and then decided, for the final night of the trip to be decadent and splurge on a 50$ motel…

Brief Stop in Fundy National Park

We decided to head to Cape Breton for a few days of hiking a few days after I got back from Vancouver…but Cape Breton is far. We decided to break the trip up by spending 12 hours in Fundy National Park. We camped at the Park Headquarters Campground. Last time I was in Fundy, we…

Capilano Anxiety Bridge

I’ve had this *thing* about suspension bridges for a really long time. When I was around 8 or 9 years old, I had a complete and total meltdown over crossing one. Like, nuclear meltdown, then and there in the woods. Here’s the thing: they have never scared me before. But this one triggered something I’d…

Mount Rainier, or Paradise

I fell in love with Mount Rainier National Park. I’ve seen some pretty impressive national parks and mountains over the years… but this one is special. My words won’t do it justice; John Muir managed to get closer than I can, though. “Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific…