How the Camino de Santiago Broke My Heart

  There are all kinds of reasons people decide to undertake the 800 kilometre pilgrimage that is the Camino de Santiago.  Some people walk, or cycle, their way across Spain to grieve the loss of a loved one.  Friends and family take the journey together to strengthen the bonds of their relationships.  Others do it […]

The Gluten-Free Epicurean: The Best Gluten-Free Bakery in Vancouver

gluten-free bakery, Gluten-Free Epicurean, Vancouver

  There is a growing selection of gluten-free restaurants and bakeries in Vancouver, but one place that really stands out is The Gluten-Free Epicurean.  They have an extensive and original selection of both sweet and savoury treats, sandwiches, frozen take-home products, and baking mixes.  But the selection is nothing compared to the quality they offer. […]

Travelling as a Lesbian in Costa Rica

LGBTQ, Costa Rica, lesbian, travel

  As far as Latin American countries go, Costa Rica is one of the most open-minded and accepting of LGBTQ+ people (although, I hear there is quite the scene in Guadalajara).  If you are travelling as a lesbian in Costa Rica, you can expect to feel relatively comfortable, but don’t expect the same freedoms granted […]

Pride in NYC – Sometimes It’s About Putting Clothes ON

LGBTQ, pride, Rainbow Fashion Week, NYC, New York

Rainbow Fashion Week When New York does Pride, they do it all the way.  With events including performances by Nelly Furtado and LeAnn Rimes, as well as attendees numbering in the millions, you can expect Pride events in New York to be nothing short of energetic.  One event you won’t want to miss out on […]

My First Time Abroad: Hard Lessons Learned

New York City, Manhattan, first time abroad, lost in Yonkers

  Sometimes I wonder how I survived my 20s at all.  It’s not like I’m a big risk taker or anything, but my naiveite and general unawareness have left me in some questionable situations.  I have walked into stranger’s homes without any exit plan or ability to defend myself.  There was also the time I […]

Night Hike in Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica

Red-eyed tree frog, night hike, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula

  That moment you stand five feet away from a giant crocodile while walking through a mangrove forest in the dark of night is the moment you learn a new kind of fear.  You stare into its beady, glowing eyes knowing it could be on you faster than you could even think about running away. […]

Robot Restaurant in Tokyo: A Misadventure

Robot Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan

  The Robot Restaurant Dream Flashing lights, lasers, dancers dressed in bright colours, giant robots, a story that is completely nonsensical…the show at Robot Restaurant was everything I expected of Japan and jam-packed with my favourite things.  Truth be told, when I saw a clip on you-tube, I was more fascinated with all the shiny […]