Athens, home of the Parthenon

In the land of Zeus and other Greek gods

I remember looking down from the airplane window and marvelling at how far Athens stretched between the hills. It shouldn’t have been surprising since Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, but it blew me away just the same. I was about to set my foot in a city that is 7,000 years old!  Read more

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Photography behind travel writing

These days it seems that photography is synonymous with travel. Everywhere you go, there are people with cameras – both point-and-shoot and professional quality – smart phones and even tablets. Let’s be honest, we all do it. But are we all motivated the same way? Read more

Dubrovnik for the history lover in you

The arrival

Getting off the ferry and onto the pier in the Old City of Dubrovnik was like stepping back in time. Imposing medieval walls rose in front of us in majestic glory as the smooth marble-paved road glistened in the sun before us. Just like many must have done before, we made our way to the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the walled city, with our mouths hanging open and our minds blown.  Read more

10 Tips for surviving winter in Canada

The truth is out there

Let’s be honest, winter in Canada can get down right stupid cold. Between the bone chilling temperatures, copious amounts of snow and very little sunlight, you might start to wonder how we manage to live here. The key to surviving the winter is to embrace it.
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