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    From the North

    It doesn’t matter how much I complain about winter. The cold, the never ending shoveling, the lack of light and how difficult it gets for me to manage my moods during this dark and cold time of the year. Bottom line is that after all, I am Canadian, born and raised. And try as I might, some part of me will always enjoy winter. Crazy, I know. But there is something magnificient about icy and snow covered landscapes. It adds a layer of softness to everything around. The sounds become muffled, being absorbed by the snow, and nature offers a calmness to anyone willing to stop and listen to it.…

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    New Year

    I’ve never been very big on New Year’s resolutions and such. In fact, I’ve just never been that excited about the New Year. To big of a change for me! I am totally okay with gradual change that I can process and assimilate, but going from one year to the next overnight has always unsettled me a little, even when I’m excited to put the past behind and start afresh. But then, as the month goes on and the new year settles in, I’m able to set my intentions for the year ahead. Find a defining word. Finally come to term with the fact that this is a completely new…

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    Washington DC

    “We should go to DC’s chinatown for lunch.” That innocent enough remark sent us down the adventuring path for the day. After riding the subway into town (not very user friendly subway, make sure to get a map), we wandered up to this little whole in the wall called the Chinatown Express Restaurant where they made some of the best fresh noodles I’ve ever had. We then decided to get some bikes from Capital Bikeshare and go wander around the different monuments. If you do use their bikes, make sure to get their app on your phone to be able to track if you properly returned the bike (we had…

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    Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – part 1

    Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Where mountain meets the ocean. The scenery is breathtaking.  Sharp cliffs diving off into the sea. Winding roads making their way up the mountains. The first half of my trip was marked by sunshine, piercing blue sky and deep blue seas. Take a look!

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    Niagara Falls

    I’ve had the opportunity to visit Niagara Falls twice in my life (so far! I definitely want to go back!). Both times, it had me in awe. The sheer force and raw power of this waterfall is breathtaking. To realize how fragile I am in light of this powerful rush of water is humbling. At various spot along the boardwalk that runs the length of the river and falls, you get to read about the numerous people that chose the defy the raging water and that went down the falls in different apparatus throughout the years; wooden or steel barrel, giant rubber ball, space looking capsule and even a jet-ski!…

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    Prince Edward Island

    One of my favorite place on earth is Prince Edward Island. Of course, I grew up reading the classic Anne of Green Gables (all eight books of the serie), and the movie is also a great favorite of mine,  but it wasn’t until I was well into my mid-twenties before I could finally set foot on that island. Let me tell you, it was all that I had hoped for and imagined. Since then, I have a been blessed with friends that own a summer house in the tiny fishing village of Malpeque, with a beautiful view of the Malpeque Bay on the north shore of PEI. Every spring since…

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    Île d’Orléans, Québec

    The Island of Orleans is set in the blue waters of the St. Lawrence River and slightly east from the cliffs of Quebec City upper town area. The rich soil of the island made it one of the first area to be colonized by the French in the early 1600. Still today, the island is known for its crops of strawberries, apples and grapes. The only way onto the island is through the Orleans Bridge and the road then winds its way leisurely around the entire island, offering sights of farmlands, vineyards, strawberry fields and apple orchards overlooking the river. The Island of Orleans is the perfect spot for a…

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    This is only the beginning

    I’ve always felt excitement and febrility at the thought of discovering a new place and exploring new corners of this world we live in. I love to find unusual things to photographe or be able to bring out the beauty of some seemingly ordinary place. This world has so much beauty to offer and I’ve always wanted to find a way to share some of those beautiful sights I come across. But for some reason, I always held back. Waiting for some big travel moment that would be picture and blog worthy. But a friend recently made me realize that I don’t need to be waiting for a big moment…

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