Read Part One and Part Two of my Alaskan Couple’s Cruise series.    In Part Three I talked about our approach to planning port days and excursions including three different strategies for different types of trips and travellers. Below I’ll chronicle our itineraries in each port and share the details of the fantastic excursions we […]

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Read Part One and Part Two of my Alaskan Couple’s Cruise series.    In my introduction to this series, I talked a lot about why cruising appeals to me despite not being particularly into the culture of a cruise ship. It’s all about the ports. A cruise allows you to visit lots of different places […]

Read Part One of my Alaskan Couple’s Cruise series HERE.    In my introduction to this series, I wrote about how my fiancé and I chose our Alaskan cruise, from the decision to go at all to when and on what line. We knew we wanted to save money on the actual fare in order […]

I fell in love while trapped in my apartment. The Covid-19 lockdowns began a little over two months into my relationship and immediately 100% of our dates shifted to my 770 square foot apartment. My essential worker boyfriend came and went and gradually moved in while I stayed put in my little box on the […]

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I pride myself on being a good traveller. I’ve got just-a-carryon packing down to a science and the dance of airport security is muscle memory. I usually travel alone and I know what works for me- how I like to prioritize my spending, what I’m listening to, how many pairs of shoes I need, how […]

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After 18 months of being cooped up in my apartment, this August I got to travel. It was a little trip- short, small in scope, largely uneventful- but it was big to me. This was my re-entry into the world outside of my East Toronto neighbourhood. It was my first time on a plane since […]

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Read my Spring Training Diaries Prologue and Day 1.  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The whole baseball season is still ahead of me but today feels like an ending. I fell hard for the Spring Training experience and I’m sad to leave it behind. I have four weeks of baseball-less winter life ahead of me before […]

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Read my Spring Training Diaries Prologue HERE Tuesday, February 27, 2018 I know you’ve all be on the edge of your seats to find out what happened with my Bed & Breakfast situation. Never fear. After spending a sleepless evening in a terrible place with a list of terrifying “safety tips” taped to the door […]

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Monday, February 26, 2018 This year I decided to do something I’ve always wanted to do- I’m at Blue Jays Spring Training in Dunedin, Florida. Right now, I’m here at this very minute. I’m here on my own and things have already gone very wrong, but I’m here, I actually did it, and tomorrow I’ll […]