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Travel favourites: July 2016

July 31, 2016
July 2016 Travel Favourites

Thanks for checking out ‘Travel Favourites’, a collection of posts, Instagrams, news, links, products and other great stuff I’ve gathered to share with you each month.

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I am so happy to announce that I have finally jumped in with both feet into my travel writing dream. I ~officially~ launched my website earlier this month after YEARS of wanting to do just this. I’ve been putting off my dreams for a whole host of excuses, so NO FEAR right?!

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My 2016 travel plans

July 11, 2016
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It’s July but I’m just starting to make my 2016 travel plans.

We’re in the midst of the dog days of summer here in Southern Ontario, where evenings and weekends are blocked out for relaxing, soaking up the precious sun, and jumping into the nearest body of water.

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Bucket List

June 3, 2016

A Bucket List is a list of wishes: things you want to do before a certain age, before a significant moment or before death. I have had a list of things I have always wanted to do in my head, but never fully written out. (Probably because I’m afraid it will say one thing: everything) Although it is long and eventful, wishing it seems one step closer to doing it.

So here is the growing Travel Bucket List:

The Adventures:

  • Swim with Manatees (Although I have already done this, I would like to do it again!)
  • Hike on a volcano (in Greece and the Galapagos)
  • Learn to surf (In Tofino)
  • Go on a safari in Kenya or South Africa
  • High five Mt. Everest
  • Visit every province and territory in Canada. Nine down, four more to go! You can read about my adventures in:
  • Visit each state in the United States of America. (28 complete!)
  • Visit all three coasts in Canada (Arctic, Pacific, and Atlantic)
  • Visit every National Park in Canada (13/47)
  • See the sun never set above the Arctic Circle.
  • Visit every Continent (3/7 down)
  • Visit the Shire set in New Zealand
  • Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Go on a photo adventure to the Galapagos Islands
  • Visit the Isle of Skye to find my roots
  • Go on an eco-adventure in Central America
  • Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • Go to the Olympics somewhere
  • See cherry blossoms in Japan
  • Visit old Pompeii
  • Visit Tibet and hang prayer flags
  • Celebrate New Year’s in Paris, New York, Vegas (TWICE!)
  • Go on a gondola ride in Venice, Italy
  • Go Winter Carnival and high-five Bonhomme in Quebec City
  • Take a picture of me High-fiving Christ the Redeemer
  • Photograph Holi in India
  • Attend Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, Taiwan
  • Attend a music concert/weekend outside
  • Island hop the Greek islands
  • Ride a hot air balloon
  • Bar hop in Ireland
  • Visit Mayan Ruins
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Hug a redwood
  • Search for the Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest
  • Go dog sledding in the north
  • Build an igloo in Nunavut, Canada

The Sights:

Visit every Canadian National Park (there are currently 47) Here are the ones I have been to:

  1. Banff National Park, ALBERTA
  2. Bruce Peninsula National Park, ONTARIO
  3. Elk Island National Park, ALBERTA
  4. Jasper National Park, ALBERTA
  5. Kootenay National Park, BRITISH COLUMBIA
  6. Waterton Lakes National Park, ALBERTA
  7. Grasslands National Park, SASKATCHEWAN
  8. Kouchibouguac National Park, NEW BRUNSWICK
  9. Fundy National Park, NEW BRUNSWICK
  10. Prince Edward Island National Park, PEI
  11. Thousand Island National Park, ONTARIO
  12. Point Pelee National Park, ONTARIO
  13. Georgian Bay Islands National Park, ONTARIO

Visit every UNESCO World Heritage Site. Instead of listing them all (THERE’S OVER 1000!), here is the site, and I will list the ones that I have been to:

  1. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, CANADA
  2. Historical District of Old Quebec, CANADA
  3. Rideau Canal, CANADA
  4. Statue of Liberty, USA
  5. Yellowstone National Park, USA
  6. Acropolis Athens, GREECE
  7. Archaeological Site of Delphi, GREECE
  8. Medieval City of Rhodes, GREECE
  9. Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, GREECE
  10. Archaeological Site of Olympia, GREECE
  11. Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, GREECE
  12. Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo-Jump, CANADA
  13. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, CANADA/USA
  14. Dinosaur Provincial Park, CANADA
  15. Galapagos Islands, ECUADOR
  16. City of Quito, ECUADOR
  17. Hallstatt-Dachstein, AUSTRIA
  18. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg, AUSTRIA
  19. Joggins Fossil Cliffs, CANADA
  20. Old Town Lunenberg, CANADA
  21. Grand Pre landscape, CANADA
  22. Archaeological Areas of Pompei, ITALY
  23. Costiera Amalfitana, ITALY
  24. Historic Centre of Florence, ITALY
  25. Historic Centre of Rome and Vatican, ITALY
  26. Historic Centre of the city of Pienza, ITALY
  27. Val d’Orcia, ITALY
  28. Venice and its lagoon, ITALY
  29. Villa Adriana, ITALY
  30. Villa d’Este, ITALY